Saturday, September 18, 2021

Slide of the Month Extra-Philturn Cook Shelter

September 2021

Time to make: 3 hours

Finishing: 1 hour

Original design:  Philmont Millennium 1 / Bill Macfarlane


Over at the Philmont Millennium 1 site there are several photos of the early days when Philmont was called Philturn Rocky Mountain Scout Camp and one of the photo there was the Cook Shelter. This is my spin of the photo as a slide. One thing of note, (a mistake but I still like it) beyond the stone cook area sits a Scout. Somehow I thought it was a dark cast iron part of the cook area and yet it still works for me as someone sitting in the shadows.

Carved from southern yellow pine (reclaimed scrap pallet) the levels of the slide give this a sense of depth. Painted with hobby paints and sealed with a couple coats of poly. The lettering was done with water slide paper. 

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