Knot Board

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Project by missingdigitworkshop posted 04-26-2010 04:50 AM 5891 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a booth for the Houston Scout Fair.
The main board is 4×8 ply and has 49 knots. All knots are tied with 1.4 nylon rope.
Their are 7 boards that are 12×36. These boards show step by step exmples of how to tie 7 basic knots all Scouts should know. Square Knot, Overhand Knot, Bow Knot, Bowline, Sheet Bend, Slip Knot and Two Half Hitches. I left out the Whipping simple due to time and staffing.
All boards are attached by screws to 2×3s that are anchored in 40#’s of concrete in buckets.
Fun was had by all.

-- Do not be discouraged by those who don't. Be inspired by those who do.

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#1 posted 04-26-2010 05:54 AM

Boy Scouts seem to alway bring out a couple of great projects you would never do if it wasn’t for the scouts. I know I would never gotten the chance to build a dog sled or shoe shoes if I wasn’t involved with them. Keep on Scouting my friend


-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio

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#2 posted 04-26-2010 05:59 AM

love it. takes me back to my scouting days.

-- Daniel -

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#3 posted 04-26-2010 09:06 AM

Nice job on it. Good project for kids to learn. I can’t believe the number of people on jobs that can’t tie a knot for moviing material with a rope.

I missed the scouts, but takes me back to growing upon the farm: Don’t tie a knot that will slip and choke a horse if it spooks and pulls back.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 04-26-2010 10:36 AM

Very nice presentation…well done.

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#5 posted 04-26-2010 03:28 PM

as a scout myself I can only say very well done
is the names on the knots on the backside
or do they have to gess ;-)


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#6 posted 04-26-2010 03:42 PM

Nice now I know who to ask for help when I need a knot… Very cool.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 04-26-2010 05:04 PM

Great project that is also an even greater learning tool.

-- Norman

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#8 posted 04-27-2010 06:21 AM

Great project for a great cause…

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#9 posted 04-27-2010 07:02 AM

I don’t knot like it. (Double negative, double cool)

-- Troy Bouffard || Master Sergeant, US Army (Retired) ||

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#10 posted 04-28-2010 02:53 AM

Being in the Navy for 21 years, I just had to comment… Absolutely great work done here… knot displays are a wonderful way of spreading this important knowledge on to others… they have been a tradition at many fleet schools… Bravo Zulu for your work here…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#11 posted 04-28-2010 05:56 PM

Baden Powell!
Good Work

-- Making Wood Shorter, One board at a time

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#12 posted 05-06-2010 03:19 AM

Great project! Most “Knot Boards” I’ve seen were much rougher than those. Son earned Eagle Scout last year. Knots were one of his best scout skills.

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