Monday, January 11, 2021

Slide of the Month Extra - Philmont Leadership Challenge

January 2021

Time to make: 1.5 hours

Finishing: 1 hour

Original design:  Philmont / Bill Macfarlane


Taken from the Philmont Leadership Challenge Guidebook, "The Philmont Leadership Challenge is the ultimate training experience designed to motivate you to follow a life of servant leadership based on the values of Scouting!"   

Carved from southern (pallet) pine, I must admit, I took the easy way out on this slide. I had tried to make the Zia and PS with many different methods but always ended up with disastrous results. It seems the rays of the Zia are too close together for even a simple v-cut and a straight cut showed little detail which often also caused the wood to split. My only solution so far (I might revisit this slide in the future) was to carve the basic shape and use waterslide decals for the details. I matched the colors as closely as I could to the decals and gave it a couple of coats of poly to finish it off.

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