Step 1: Materials/Tools/Equiment
9 mm MDF 900 mm x 450 mm
3 mm MDF 900 mm x 450 mm
5 mm Nails
Paints - Black, Red and White (old house paints or sample pots at the local hardware store are perfect)
Step 2: Drawing and Cutting Your Timber
Step 2, draw the overall design on the project board in pencil to determine the size of the stars,
Step 3, transfer the star design to the 3 mm MDF board and cut out each star,
Step 3: Paining and Assembly
Step 5, Apply PVA Glue to the back of each star and then nail on to the project board. You will need to touch up the paint slightly after you have completed the assembly,
Step 4: Finishing Touches
Step 7, Finished...
This Navigation Board was constructed as part of the "Handycraft" & "Bushcraft" Level 1 Badges for Cubs Scouts Australia by my 9yr old son. After he constructed these he just had to practice with a watch to navigate South. This visual aid helped him remember how to navigate for the Bushcraft Badge and taught him great tool skills and a completed wood work project for the Handyworker Badge.
Note: you can always travel North by using this technique and walking the opposite direction. Just as long as you can see the sun...