Saturday, October 15, 2022

Slide of the Month Extra- Philmont Cimarroncito 8


October 2022

Time to make: 3 hours

Finishing: 1 hour

Original design:  Philmont / Bill Macfarlane

Cimarroncito is a great area for climbing and includes an indoor climbing gym in the old commissary building. After the 2018 Ute Park fire, the commissary function was moved from Ute Gulch back to Cimarroncito. 

Carved from southern (pallet) pine, the climbing 8 was an easy slide to carve. The slide was painted with hobby paints and sealed with a couple coats of poly. The lettering and climbing backgrounds were done with waterslide paper. 

Slide of the Month Extra - Glass Bead knots

October 2022

Time to make: don't remember

Finishing: none

Original design:  Corning Glass / Bill Macfarlane

So something a little different. I was out at Corning Glass and had the chance to make a couple of glass beads. My original thought was these would fit my wife's Pandora bracelet but when we received them in the mail (the beads had to cool) they didn't fit. It was then I thought these would make really nice neckerchief  end knots. 


Saturday, October 1, 2022

Slide of the Month - Howling Coyote

October 2022

Time to make: 2 hours

Boys Life "Slide of the Month"

June 1992, page 63

Original design: Jeff Springer

One of the things I like about Jeff Springer's designs are the simplistic elegance as in this howling coyote. (You might want to turn down your speakers if you click the link.)

Carved from maple and painted with hobby paints. Finished with a couple coats of poly.