Saturday, August 14, 2021

Slide of the Month Extra-Philmont Crater Lake (Pole climb)


August 2021

Time to make: 3 hours

Finishing: 1 hour

Original design:  Philmont / Bill Macfarlane


Someday I hope to get the Crater Lake and see if my pole climbing technique (from my days as a telephone I/R man) still will serve me well. I hear the Crater Lake Boys (and girls) have one heck of a campfire show too!

What fun to carve this in perspective! Made from southern (pallet) pine, this combines a layered technique while trying to convey the height of the pole. Once I was satisficed with the slide, I painted it with hobby paints, lettered using waterslide paper, and finished it with a couple of coats of poly.  

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