Sunday, July 4, 2021

Slide of the Month Extra - Philmont 1976

July 2021

Time to make: 3 hours

Finishing: 1 hour

Original design:  Philmont / Bill Macfarlane


One of my favorite Philmont patches of the past partly because I think it is a beautiful view and secondly because I graduated in 1976. I bet the Bicentennial was quite something on the 4th of July in 76 at Philmont.

Carved from southern (pallet) pine, this slide has several levels including the stripes of the flag. The slide is painted with hobby paints using a layering method of paint. The lettering is done with a inkjet printer and waterslide paper. A couple of coats of polly finish it off.

I'm one year out from leaving on my Philmont trek and once again I realize, I have more Philmont slides than I have months before I go on trail. So I plan to publish as many of the Philmont slides as I can before I leave. So hang on this might be bumpy ride.

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