Originally Posted by WLMiller54
Wow mountain man mike, that is very cool. I dig the little hammocks, are they Neckerchief slides?
They are neckerchief slides. I started with a section of 3/4" schedule 40 PVC and with a dremel, made a lengthwise slit on each side the length of the clippings. The sections of PVC were about 1/2" to 3/4" (eyeballing it) longer than the clippings. Then I cut at opposite ends and directions halfway through the pipe to the long cuts to have overlapping pieces. This was followed by random "scarring the bark" to simulate the grain of the wood. A little gorilla glue at the base of the clipping, some craft paint and a coat of sealer to make it ready for the minature hammock. That was a small clipping of heavy material tied to the clipping with upholstery thread and a little glue to finish it. Not being a master carver, I was very happy with the results and the reaction from the boys and their parents was really cool.
Originally Posted by TheFirePitGuy
I was referring to you Mountain_Man_Mike and all the people who support your endeavors with these kids. Kudos to WLMiller54. I got my eagle rank in '74 so I know what you're doing is important!
...and by the way, the peach cobbler pictures brings back memories from scouting that I haven't thought about in a long time. Some of the good things in life never change.
Thank you FirePit and congratulations on earning that very special rank. Your leaders may have made it possible for you to attain it, but it was you who took every step along the trail.
WLMiller had a great idea to promote this merit badge and I thank him for inspiring so many.
Cobbler made in cast iron has scouting written all over it.