The purpose of the Knot Board is for it to be built as a Pack Night Activity, and for Cub Scouts to take home and practice their Boomerang Knot work.
- This design was prepared by: Max P. - Assistant Cub Scout Leader at 1st Wantirna South Cub Scout Pack
- The example was constructed by: Max H-B. - Cub Scout at Boronia Cub Scout Pack.
- The supervision of construction and Instructable has been prepared by: Paul B. - Assistant Cub Scout Leader at Boronia Cub Scout Pack.
Step 1: Materials/Tools/Equiment
You will need the following for each Knot Board;
- Board x 1 (16 mm MDF 300 mm x 200 mm)
- Para Cord x 2 colours (800 mm length of 6 mm)
- Screws x 2 (9 mm countersunk screws)
- PVA Glue
- Masking Tape
- Lamination Pouche
- ISO A4 paper x 3
- Heat shrink x 2 (25 mm)
- Colour printer
- Drill Bits - 20 mm spade bit, 6 mm drill bit, 2 mm drill bit.
- Sandpaper - fine grit
- Grinder (if required)
- Extension lead
- BBQ lighter
- 90 mm DIA PVC Pipe (600 mm length)
- Safety Glasses
- Hearing Protection
- Tape Measure
- The quantities shown above are for the construction of one knot board. Either multiply out the quantities show to the number of boards you require for your Cub Pack, or review the standard sheet sizes of MDF and lengths of para cord to determine how many you can make in one batch.
- Cub Scouts should be supervised at all times when using power tools.
When constructing the example Knot Boards for this Instructables the following materials where purchased to make 12 Knot Boards:
1 sheet of 16 mm x 1200 mm x 600 MDF = $12.11 (you may need to pay to get it cut at the hardware store)
2 x 6 mm of 10 m para cord = $16.00
Cable Heat shrink 1.2 m = $5.05
Lamination Pouches (Qty 25) $7.80
PVA Glue (1kg) = $13.88
Masking Tape (1 roll) = $3.85
Colour printing services (24 x $0.88) = $21.20
B&W template (1) = $0.07
Total = $85.53
Cost per Knot Board = $7.12 ea