Saturday, March 12, 2022

Slide of the Month Extra-Philmont Ponil (Saddle)


March 2022

Time to make: 2.5 hours

Finishing: 1 hour

Original design:  Philmont / Bill Macfarlane


Ponil is one of the larger camps at Philmont featuring western lore, burro packing, trout fishing and horse riding. In fact, it was the original base camp for Philturn Rocky Mountain Scout Camp from 1938 to 1941. (It's also got a cantina for that famous Root Beer!)

Carved from southern (pallet) pine this was a challenge trying to make this look like a saddle. One thing I like the looks of was leaving the blanket area lightly sanded to give the area a textured appearance. Painted with hobby paints, lettered with waterslide paper, and sealed with a couple coats of poly.

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