Thursday, December 31, 2020

The first 10 years

Ten (ish) years ago I started this blog with a goal of making all the Whittlin Jim slides (which I finished in 2017) and then to make all Slide of the Month slides from Boys Life. So with the close of 2020, I've now made all the of them. (There are a few odd ball slides that appeared Boys Life I've yet to make, like the one in a Coke ad for example.) There are over 100 Philmont themed slides, some other designs from the internet and friends. Last but not least, a fair amount of my own designs. There have been wonderful slides I'm proud of and a few that, well, I'll revisit sometime in the future to improve upon. There have been cuts, blisters, an annoying wart on my thumb that had to be surgically removed and a few stitches but still the thrill of making slides has been a wonderful pastime. To date, I have over 500+ slides (not all published yet) and trying to calculate how many I have in my head this morning kept me from sleeping.  That's more than 50 slides a year!

So what does the future hold? Well I'm going out this morning to buy more storage boxes and I already have a bunch more designs in my mind. Who knows but I'm reminded of the line in Jaws...

 "You're going to need a bigger boat"

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