Cornhole, anyone? Free File

Cornhole seems to be growing in popularity, and to tell you the truth, its kinda growing on me too. At my brother’s 4th of July party, he had four sets of the game set up and we all had a lot of fun. And now I’ve talked my husband into building a few sets for us. I ordered the bean bag material from bigduckcanvas.com and I’m building 24 bags. Big Duck Canvas provides both assembly instructions and a sewing template.

Since I am making so many bean bags (and have the material to make at least double that amount), I decided to create a durable template. I printed Big Duck Canvas’ pdf version, measured it and created it in MTC with a little addition of my own. My DH liked the idea and asked me to make a template for the legs on the cornhole board also.

I wanted a stop/start point for my stitches so I added this ‘tab’ shown on the left. It worked GREAT!

Capture

I cut the bean bag template out of 8×10 .040 PETG, Clear Styrene/Plexiglass. I’ve used this material to engrave and place in picture frames. Although I had some concern that it was too thick for my machine, the Maxx Air did the job without even breaking a sweat. Obviously, I didn’t need to use a material this thick but I soooo wanted to try and the design was a very simple one.

legs

I cut the cornhole board leg template from Grafix 0.020″ craft plastic. This material is a lot more flexible/durable and suited his application much better. In the end, I probably would have chosen to make both templates with this material. The leg must be 10″ long, with a curved end so that it can fold up underneath the board for easy storage. I created the circle template at 3.5″, with a center punch for the bolt hole of 0.10″. The Maxx Air did a great job cutting out this tiny little circle from the craft plastic.

Materials:

Settings (Maxx Air):

Instructions (same instructions for both materials):

  1. Create the desired file in MTC or open the free file from Team KNK.
  2. Remove one layer of the protective coating from the material.
  3. Place the side of the material with the coating down on the mat.
  4. Tape all four edges of the mat with painter’s tape.
  5. Cut out the shapes and remove from the mat.

 

My next installment will be the cornhole contraptions themselves – if all goes well, lol. We plan to use Maxx Air cut stencils to paint the surface.

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About Cuttin' with KNK (Michele)

I am the proud mother of 2 grown children, waiting for grandchildren some day. I've been married to my best friend since 1988. I have been crafting since I was a girl - I can't even remember a time when I wasn't creating something, and I've tried nearly everything. I discovered KNK in 2009 and have loved the company and its products ever since. The machines are so versatile and enhance my own creativity. It is rare that I make something without my KNKs.

4 thoughts on “Cornhole, anyone? Free File

  1. Michele do you have a photo of the finished product? I’d love to see how it all looks together finished 🙂

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