Thursday, April 1, 2021

Slide of the Month Extra-Philmont Baldy Mountain


April 2021

Time to make: 3 hours

Finishing: 1 hour

Original design:  Bill Macfarlane


What an amazing canoe program at Baldy Mountain! It reminds me of the story told to me by Clarke Green over at Two penguins are in a canoe in the desert (or mountain) and one penguin says to the other, "Where's your paddle". The other reply's, "Sure does"

OK, this all started with teaching wood carving merit badge virtually over Zoom. The project was carving a birch bark canoe and when I was done carving, I had a one ready for finishing. The canoe hung around my desk awhile then I came upon a thought for an April fools day slide.  I next I carved the penguins and finally the oar.  I painted the penguins and shellacked the canoe.  Next, I glued the penguins to the canoe and the oar to one of the flippers. The lettering is done with water slide paper and the whole slide is coated with a couple coats of poly.

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