Saturday, December 11, 2021

Slide of the Month Extra-Philturn Chucks Shelter at Pueblano

December 2022

Time to make: 3 hours

Finishing: 1 hour

Original design:  Philmont / Bill Macfarlane


Another from a series of pictures from the Philturn Rockey Mountain Scout Camp on the Philmont Millennium 1 website called Chuck's Shelter. Looking at the picture, I think I've captured what Chuck had in mind when he built it. 

Carved from a block of pine, the first step was to carve an L shaped area to form the base and background. I needed this to form to build the frame of the shelter. I grilled holes into the base for the poles at an angle so the top meet at a center point on the background. I glued the poles into place and let this frame dry. I did a first go at painting because once I got the tarp in place, I wound be able to get to all the areas I needed to reach.  The next step was to use some fabric to simulate the canvas that was used back then and glue it in place. I painted the cloth and touched up areas as needed. The lettering was done with waterslide paper and a couple coats of poly finish it off.

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