Get on board for the Cup

Greig Morgan shows you how to keep track of your favourite team.

Keep up-to-date with the Football World Cup wall chart board. Photo / Michael Craig
Keep up-to-date with the Football World Cup wall chart board. Photo / Michael Craig

Here's a simple project to make without the need for power tools.

This was lucky for me as, on the day I had the photographer coming to take the project's step-by-step photos, I hadn't even started.

The power was out all day from the recent storm that swept the country.

I wanted to keep in with the Football World Cup theme and use the football schedule the Herald on Sunday supplied, but for the life of me I couldn't find where I had put it.

All I could find was this small one to keep the family and me up-to-date with the results.

Step 1

Using your World Cup schedule as a guide to gauge the size the MDF panel needs to be, measure and mark with the aid of a square and cut along the waste side of the pencil lines. Keep the board in proportion to the schedule. I made my board about 180mm at either end and about 160mm either side of the schedule.

Step 2

With the board now cut to size, use sandpaper to smooth off and remove all the sharp edges.

Shake the spray paint, and spray the paint about 150-200mm away in a side-to-side motion, starting at the top working your way down.

Once the paint has dried, apply second and third coats.

Step 3

Once the paint is dry, use a twist crayon or similar to mark out the centre line with the aid of a square, then tape the back of the schedule and fix it centrally to the board.

Now, mark out a border line around the edge of the board, and mark out for your goals -- remembering to keep the goals in proportion with the pitch.

Step 4, drill hole and fit ball.
Step 4, drill hole and fit ball.

Step 4

Drill a 5mm hole in the top right or left corner, depending on which hand you write with, then cut the thread of the screw to length using a hack saw, before fixing the ball knob to the front.

Next, cut a long enough piece of flexible wire to wrap around the base of the knob and attach to a pen at the bottom of the pitch.

Step 5

Fix double-sided mount strips to the corners and centre, making sure the back is dust-free.

- Herald on Sunday

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