Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Slide of the Month Extra - Philmont Arrowhead Zia

May 2020

Time to make: 2.5 hours

Finishing: 1.5 hours

Original design: Philmont\Bill Macfarlane

This is another one of my favorate designs combining several of the elements (Tooths of Time, Arrowhead, and Zita) found in Philmont logos. A layered slide withe the Tooth of Time on top, then the Arrowhead followed by the Zita.  Carved from southern yellow pine, the rays of the Zita were a challenge both in crafting and in painting. The slide was painted with hobby paints and finished off with a couple coats of Poly.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Slide of the Month Extra - Phillmont zia

May 2020

Time to make: 2  hours

Finishing: 1.5 hour

Original design: Philmont\Bill Macfarlane

OK, I'm running a bit behind in my posts but there has been a whirlwind of change going on ...

Our crews are all holding our breaths for the June 1st announcement.  What will it mean for us? Are we still going? Will our treks be different? Will crew size change? Will we be wearing mask and sleeping in tents by ourselves? Will we get in one last training in before we hit the trail? So many questions and the only thing we can do is to keep preparing as individuals. 

I found this design and thought it would make a great slide especially with a different background. Carved from pallet wood (southern pine) it has a couple of interesting features. The letters are raised with the exception of the Zita O which is recessed. The letters are painted with hobby paints and some golden shellac finishes it off. 

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Slide of the month - Pizza

May 2020

Time to make: 2 hours

Boys Life "Slide of the Month"

June 1983, page 45

Original design: Kenneth Kobb

The perfect slide for our Pizza Playoff! It's also the favorite food at Rotary Scout Reservation for our Scouts. The pan is made from the end of tube of one of those popping tube of dough and the dough in the slide is wood putty. The sauce is red paint and the cheese is white paint. The sausage or meatballs are made of brown craft paper rolled into tight little balls. The pepperoni is cut from some red sandpaper and the green peppers are pieces of green plastic wire insulation. The surface is coated with super glue. A wire loop is epoxied to the back.