- Many long years ago we constructed a backstop/target for axe
throwing. We got donated sections of damaged phone poles (just ask
the power company or phone company). These we cut up with chain
saws, drilled and connected with lengths of 1/2" threaded rods. It
was not portable, weighing in at about 400 lbs and set in the ground
three feet, but you couldn't damage it with a truck. Now, throwing
a long, double blade logger's axe is another matter.