Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Slide of the Month: Leather Slide


August 2023

Time to make: 2 hours

Finishing: 0 hours

Slides N' Woggles Issue 2
Original design:  Greg Firestone/BSA

Early when I began making slides I ran across a series of slides called Slide N' Woogles by Greg Firestone. I kind of think it was a handout for 2 or three events. The handouts contained some original Slide of the Months and some of Greg's designs in each packet.  I can seem to find the Slide N' Woogles series anymore on the web but I was lucky enough to print out the patterns before the files disappeared. If Greg Firestone is reading this, thank you for helping encouraging me. 

The design is a BSA modern design of the Scouting fleur-de-lis and I've always been frustrated as how to bring this to a slide. The other day while flipping through my library of designs I happened upon Greg Firestones Leather Slide and I knew how to use the design. I taped the design and some carbon paper to the piece of leather and traced the design onto it. Then using a soldering iron, I when over the tracing burning the image into the leather. The slide is laced in the back with hole punched into the leather.

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