Monday, December 16, 2019

Slide of the Month Extra - Philmont Bull and Zia

September 2019

Time to make: 3 hours

Finishing: 1 hour

Original design:  Philmont / Bill Macfarlane

Yes, it is a logo I saw on a bottle opener on the Tooth of Time Traders site but I thought it was so cool that I had to make it as a slide.

Made from white oak, this slide was the combination of some Philmont slides I've already done. It's painted with hobby paints and finished off with a couple of poly.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Slide of the Month - Holiday Wreath

December 2019

Time to make: 2 hours

Boys Life "Slide of the Month"

Nov. 1990, page 59

Original design: Terry Gilbert

Well, its time of the year again (and maybe I'll post it in time) for a holiday-themed slide.

A bit prep work with this slide by drilling a hole in the center and cutting the outside diameter of this piece of maple with copping saw. The next step was to lower the level of the wreath to allow for carving the bow. After completing the bow, it was time to chip cut the wreath. Although the hobby paints don't show it, there is a texture to the slide to make it look like a wreath. A couple of coats of poly finish it off. Happy Holidays all!