Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Flannel Boards
Fri, 3 Dec 1999 19:47:09 PST
To the list -
I have a problem that I am sure your expertise can solve! I am looking for
plans for a flannel board for our training team. What we have been using is
a piece of foam board 4' x 8', cut in the middle and then taped back
together with duck tape (how could we train without it??????). When folded,
it is still 4' x 4', a little large to store or transport. It got so ratty,
we threw it away.
I would love to have plans for something that would come in segments so that
you could use one segment for a small board, or 2, or 3, or however many to
make it as large as you wanted. Would also like all the parts to break down
to a more managable size. Any ideas?
One of our former trainers reported that she saw a flannel board with a
frame made of PVC pipe sections with automotive headliner fabric stretched
over the frame. The fabric had casings around the edges for the pipes to
thread through. I can't see how that would work satisfactorily for a couple
of reasons--the fabric would have to stretch for the frame to fit together
and once the frame was all assembled, wouldn't be as taut. Also, how can
you get the fabric taut enough to "press" things onto it when it has no
backing? Any experience with this type of board?
Any and all ideas will be appreciated.
SFT Training Chair, HOAC
. . .and a good ole' Bobwhite and Antelope, too. . .
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