Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: Making a Felt Board
Re: Making a Felt Board
Bob & Lorrie Dewar
Thu, 29 Apr 1999 08:39:43 -0500
Try using 3M's spray adhesive and scuff the cardboard with sandpaper
first to give a better surface for the adhesive to lock to. Before it sets
up iron it on with your clothes iron set on low heat, this should help lock
the adhesive on better. Another idea that can help is to actually make your
board in 2 pieces, either 2'x5' or 2.5'x4', and designed to lock together
when set up. This will allow easier transportation and allow a smaller area
to resist pulling away from backing when removing display pieces.
One other random thought, if you use velcro backed pieces, these will
tear up the felt and require that you replace it on a regular basis. Try
this as an alternative, set the board up so that it has a bit of a back
slant to it and back your display pieces with a very rough sandpaper,
something along the lines of 50 or 60 grit, or even coarser. They should
hold just fine and will not tear up the felt as badly as will the velcro.
From: Barb Stephens <bsteph@CREIGHTON.EDU>
To: SCOUTS-L@LISTSERV.TCU.EDU <SCOUTS-L@LISTSERV.TCU.EDU>
Date: Thursday, April 29, 1999 7:39 AM
Subject: Making a Felt Board
>I'm planning to make a large felt board (about 4'x5')- for training
>purposes. I want to know what works best to adhere the felt to the large
>cardboard backing to keep the felt from pulling away from the board when
>removing the velcro-backed display pieces.
>I have tried applying a spray type adhesive, but this didn't work well.
>Do I have to resort to using scotch tape instead of velcro on my display