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 - Green, Blue, Red, Yellow, Brown, White (old house paints or sample pots at the local hardware store are perfect)
Black Marker Pen
Step 2: Drawing and Cutting Your Timber
Step 2, draw the overall design on the project board in pencil,
Step 3, transfer the designs to the 3 mm MDF board and cut out each layer,
Step 3: Paining and Assembly
Step 5, Apply PVA Glue to the back of each layer 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, Using the masking tape, make two even rows of tape with a gap in the middle, and then place tape across this like a train track exposing the location where you want to pain the imaginary lines. To get maximum sharpness for the Dashed Red Lines, paint with white first.
Step 5: Finished
This Navigation Board was constructed as part of the "Handyworker" & "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 North. 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 South by using this technique and walking the opposite direction. Just as long as you can see the sun...