Saturday, November 26, 2022

Slide of the Month Extra - Easter Island Head (Enhanced)


November 2022

Time to make: 3 hours

Finishing: 1 hour
Boy's Life
Original design:  Bill Macfarlane

So recently I came accross a slide I was doing as an example for a zoom Wood Carving merit badge a couple of years ago. It was a Easter Island Head slide and I already have a couple of these in my collection so I thought I would modify it a bit. 

 Carved from pine it started as the basic head. To enhance the head, I first cut elongated eye slots - easy enough. Next the mouth was opened and holes cut into the ear area. Lastly, I cut what was the forhead into more of a headdress - nice! I finished it off with hobby paints and a couple of coats of poly.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Slide of the Month Extra - Philmont Urraca Challenge

 November 2022

 Time to make: 3 hours

 Finishing: 1 hour

 Original design:  Philmont / Bill Macfarlane

Urraca camp has a challenge area which crews work together to accomplish.  From high walls to spider web, crews have to use out of the box thinking to be successful. 

Carved from southern (pallet) pine, the slide contains one of the things is dislike carving - hands. After painting the slide with hobby paints and applying the lettering, I used "puffy" paint pens to make the net. A couple of coats of poly finish it off 

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Slide of the Month Extra - Philmont Harlan


July 2020

Time to make: 1 hours

Finishing: 1 hour

Original design:  Philmont / Bill Macfarlane

So the funny thing about my Philmont slides is I never got the chance to publish them all before leaving for Philmont and the other weird thing is I've made more. So without further ado...

Harlan Camp was a great camp for shotgun shooting and reloading but it had to be shut down after the Ute Park fire in 2018. Because of this, Santa Claus camp was reestablished as a staff camp for shotgun shooting.  A great story was published on Harlan and Sawmill in a  2016 PhilNews story  

Carved from a piece of pallet pine, a simple slide to make. Painted with hobby paints and lettered with waterslide paper. The slide is sealed with a couple of coats of poly.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Slide of the month - Clown

November 2022

Time to make: 2 hours

Boys Life "Slide of the Month"

Aug. 1984, page 53

Original design:  Fritz Hines

Another clown slide!

Carved from maple with a dowel nose. Painted with hobby paints and finished with a couple coats of poly.