|Project by Spur||posted 11-20-2014 04:09 PM||1816 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
Very easy little project I threw together when I saw the need in our Boy Scout Troop. During Board of Reviews for the next rank in Boy Scouts, when a boy was tested on his knots, they would demonstrate on chair or table legs. This proved a little awkward.
I made this at home for my son to practice his knots on, and realized if I modified it just a little bit it would be great for the BOR. So I took it apart, designed it so it would fold flat for easy storage and transport, used nails with the points filed off for locks, and if you look closely, you will see a small plywood stop on each leg that aligns it vertically so the nails lock in the holes and when folded down it also aligns it horizontally, in addition to the cross bar between the legs in the back. First nails I cut to length so the heads were nearly flush, but that proved too much effort to remove the “pins” so I just filed the point off the next pair and they stand about an inch proud when fully seated and are easy to remove and replace whether locking it upright or folded.
Made with scrap plywood, and of course a coffee can for the rounded part of the legs, I tapered it to the back because I figured it would look better. Works great, about 30 minutes of work, and very very well received by the troop.
-- Henryk, South Carolina