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.

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