Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Slide of the Month Extra-Philmont Beaubien


July 2022

Time to make: 3 hours

Finishing: 1 hour

Original design:  Philmont / Bill Macfarlane

It's day 10 and it's our 2nd day at Beaubien and I'm looking forward to tonight's chuckwagon dinner. Why you might ask, well we have been living trail food and I'm craving some good vittles. 

Named for French trapper Charles Beaubien (also known as Rincon Bonito in the 1940's), Beaubien camp is well known as a waypoint for almost all southern treks known for it's cowboy program, chuckwagon dinner, and a fantastic evening campfire. I probably brand something while I'm there ... maybe a new slide.

Carved from a piece of pallet pine, the horse shoe was an easy carve but what made this an interesting slide for me to make was the placement of the sign and the flag pole. The poles are make from toothpicks and the sign was make from a popsicle stick. I drilled holes for the poles for mounting and super glued the poles in place. The sign poles were also glued to the background  before gluing the sign to the poles. The flag pole was glued both to the hole in the slide and to the sign. Once the glue on the flag pole was dried, I also built up the base of the flag pole using super glue. The slide was painted with hobby paints and the brands were done with a paint pen. The lettering and the flag were done with waterslide paper. A couple of coats of poly finish it off.

Special Note: For those on Facebook,  this is the last post before I leave for Philmont so if you want to see the rest of my Philmont slides during my time on trek, check out my website channelingwhittlinjim.com as I will be scheduling my slides to publish in my absents. Unfortunately, I can't seem to figure out how to automate Facebook posts from the blog.  

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