Saturday, September 25, 2021

Slide of the Month Extra-Philmont Rich Cabins


September 2021

Time to make: 3 hours

Finishing: 1 hour

Original design:  Philmont / Bill Macfarlane


It is said Joseph Risch (Americanized to Rich) fell in love with a young woman in Austria. The local priest in their home town agreed to marry them but, because the town could not support more people, forbid them to have children.  Hearing tales of America "Joe"  headed off for New Mexico to build a homestead around the late 1890s. Joe returned to Austria to to marry the love of his life Francis and she came to the homestead around 1910. The Rich Family lived on the land until the 1920's. In the present day, the land is owned by Ted Turner and allows Philmont to use the property.

A quick and easy slide to carve from southern (pallet) pine, painted with hobby paints, lettered with waterslide paper, and finished with a couple of coats of poly.

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