Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Slide of the Month Extra - Philmont 50th training logo

February 2020

Time to make: 3 hours

Finishing: 1 hour

Original design:  Philmont / Bill Macfarlane

It is my understanding, the 50th anniversary Philmont training center logo looked like this. I would post a link to the patch but as the patches online are all for sale (ebay, etsy...), there is a good chance the link would be broken before you had the chance to see it. I'd suggest doing a google image search for Philmont scout ranch training center 50th anniversary patch.

Considering the rays of the zia, I decided to carve this slide from maple. I cut the outline of the zia first and then used a Dremel style tool with a rotary saw bit to cut the spaces in the rays. Once that was finished, I carved the center as a dome. The slide was painted with hobby paints and I freehanded the brand using a paint pen. A couple of coats of poly finish it off.

A quick note aside, I much prefer using Minwax Polycrylic to finish off my slides but as my local big box home improvement center (think orange) no longer carries Minwax products I picked up the brand they now carry (think a rusty brand). I'm not a fan of the finish I'm getting so I guess I'll have to find it locally at a hardware store or get it at the "blue" home improvement.

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