Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Slide of the month extra: Red Rocks


July 2022

Time to make: 1.5 hours

Finishing: 1 hour

Original design: Bill Macfarlane


One of the sites we may take in our first day traveling by van (mini bus?) to Philmont is the Red Rocks park and open-air amphitheater. The amphitheater was built into the rock structure  but seems to fit among the natural features. If you we seated there, on your left is a large tilted rock formation represented by this slide. It has been the site of many famous performances as well as film and TV recordings. But on of my favorites was by a group called Elephant Revival and their rendition of "White Rabbit" .

List this as one of the easiest slides I made. Using a well weathered piece of pallet board, the raised grains of this board worked well to imitate the rock structure. All I had to was to cut it out at the right angle and carve in the area in the upper center. It's painted with hobby paints and sealed with a couple coats of poly.

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