Cub Scout leaders Bolo Tie

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Project by AllorNoThumbs posted 10-05-2009 03:06 AM 7623 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s about the size of a half a dollar made from wanut with a thin square of basswood applied, then the wolf was carved away and texture added to the rest. The tie was a shoestring with tips superglued on. A spray glossy polyU finish was applied. It was king of tricky to carve due to its small size but it turned out really nice actually, better than anticipated.

-- enjoy your wood...

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#1 posted 10-05-2009 03:55 AM

Very nicely done. A neckerchief slide or bolo slide is one of the few accessories that you can really personalize on the uniform. I worked with many scouts that tried to carve the Chief’s head neckerchief slide. Less than 5% ever finished.
The wolf slide looks really classy.

-- Gary D.

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#2 posted 10-05-2009 04:11 AM

Very nice job on the carving. I like the way you carved through the basswood to give it the contrast. Really stands out beautifully.

-- John @

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#3 posted 10-05-2009 05:40 AM

Very cool! There’s got to be some sort of market for those. Well done

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#4 posted 10-05-2009 08:32 AM

Nice carving, looks great. Ernest Thompson Seton would be proud!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 10-05-2009 08:35 AM

Nicely done. Is there a carving badge you can get for that? If so, I say you earned it.

-- You always have tomorrow to stop procrastinating.

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#6 posted 10-05-2009 03:40 PM

Very nice! I am sure the kids will be impressed as well. Did you demonstrate the process to them? I bet they would like that.

Great job!

-- Dennis,!/MpleGrvWoodwrks

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