Saturday, June 12, 2021

Slide of the Month Extra-Philmont Ring Place

June  2021

Time to make: 3 hours

Finishing: 1 hour

Original design:  Philmont / Bill Macfarlane


Ring Place camp is on the old Ring homestead and is know for the clearest view of the stars. It is said on a clear night you can even see the rings of Saturn. Rumor has it, the staff at Ring Place is also the friendliest of all the camps (but your mileage my vary). The is a great article on Ring Place in the Phil News from August 2015.

An unique experience carving this slide for southern (pallet) pine as it is far more complex than it appears. The telescope, counter weight (at lease that is what I think it is), and the eyepiece are somewhat up to interpretation so I beg the readers pardon if I have it wrong. Painted with hobby paints for the main body of the slide and the lettering and starts were done by hand using paint pens. A couple of coats of poly finish it off.

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