Thursday, October 10, 2019

Silde of the Month Extra - Philmont Bull

October 2019

Time to make: 3 hours

Finishing: 1 hour

Original design:  Philmont / Bill Macfarlane

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Another widely recognized symbols of Philmont is the black bull.  There was also a white bull for female advisors that was available until sometime in 1980's (or so I'm told).  I, as a young Scout, would often see the felt black bull sewed over the left pocket on the iconic red wool jacket.  Can't wait to get one for my jacket!

Using white oak, from a scrap piece of pallet, the bull pattern was cut out using a coping saw. Next, using my favorite knife, I set about planning and carving the bull. Despite my best efforts, the legs are brittle and ended up having a fair amount of CA (Super) glue holding them together. Painted with hobby paints and sealed with a couple of coats of Poly.

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