Friday, January 1, 2021

Slide of the Month- Pin Slide

January 2021

Time to make: 1.5 hours

Finishing: 1 hour 

Boy's Life: April 1994, page 61

Original design:  Jeff Springer

(With the apologies to the writers of MASH) ... Here's to the New Year 2021. May she be a damn sight better than the old one and may we all be able to leave home before it's over.

It has been a long hard year with Covid-19 and hopefully we are turning the corner as vaccines begin to make their way to the public. I wanted to take a moment to honor some of those folks on the front lines who are probably getting there shots right about now.

The other day, I found some pins of mine and knew I was going to do with them. I'm showing two different methods of creating this slide. The first, the Volunteer Fire Department pin, is mounted on a of black walnut with a coat hanger loop. I used a super glue to adhere the pin to the wood and for a different kind of finish.  The second, the Fire Department Paramedic pin, is made using a countertop sample with a leather loop pop riveted to it. The pin was epoxied in place and there was no finish necessary for this one.


  1. Dad would like that people are still interested in his projects.
    Come join us at the Philmont Woodcarvers roundup at Philmont in June 2021
    Mike Springer

    1. Wow, just read my response and I should really read them before I hit the publish comment. Your dad's slides are a lot fun to create and from what I've seen you have quite the talent too! What I tried (and failed) to ask was, do you have dates for the the Roundup in June?

      Bill Macfarlane (ChannelingWhittlinJim)

  2. First off, my apologies for not responding sooner. (I dont get many comments so I'm not great for them.) Do have dates for the roundup? I was invited last year but I was going to be on trek with my crew the week before and then Covid...