Re: Inexpensive target.
- Thanks, and yes I would like a diagram on this.
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "John Moore" <iaenmor@s...>
> Do you have access to used carpet. If so go buy 2 10' lengths of
> of EMT conduit. Get a coupler to go with it. Find someone whocan bend
> them at the 6' mark to 90 degrees. Connect them together andtighten the
> screws on the coupler. Drive some short stakes that will fit intothe
> conduit into the ground and slip the conduit over them. Get somerope and
> stakes and stake them down to support them. Drape a piece ofcarpet 6' x12'
> over it all. A backstop in about 4 minutes of set up time for oneperson.
> Also very portable.the old
> For the carpet go to your local carpet shop. They usually have
> stuff in a dumpster or trailer before they dispose of it. Ask ifyou can
> have some first and go through what they have till you find whatyou want.
> Make sure to clean up your mess afterwards, never hurts tomaintain a
> friendly relationship with them.confused you.
> If you want let me know and I can send you a drawing if I have
> Really simple way of setting it up, just hard for me to explain it.truckers use
> Another way is to buy 3 hay bales. 2 tiedown strap like the
> ( Get the heavy ones). Make a pallet from one 8' ground timberand some
> 1/2" x 4 byes. Cut the timber in half and cut some boards thedepth of the
> bales. Nail together. Put the bales on top and wrap the tiedownsaround
> them and under boards of the pallet. Cinch them down tightkeeping them
> even as you go. A nice heavy backstop that can be moved with adolly if
> need be. Keep it covered with a tarp when not in use and itshould last you
> about a year. When the bales are wore out unstrap them, replacethe bales
> and tighten again. Good for the next year.sure
> John Moore
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "ranulfmayle" <ranulfmayle@y...>
> To: <SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2005 8:02 PM
> Subject: [SCA-Archery] Inexpensive target.
> > Hello all. I know this has been previously dicussed but am not
> > exacty what was said and can't find the posts. The blue campfoam that
> > they sell in Wal-Mart has been suggested as a possibility for atarget
> > when attached to cardboard. Is this feasable (45 lb max on bowsto be
> > used on it) and if so, will the blue burning onto the arrows be athe
> > problem? We have been pricing targets and are currently unable to
> > spend the $100 plus dollars for commercially produced targets or
> > proper foam. This target will strictly be for practice and willnot
> > get anywhere near an event. We just need an inexpensive way toAny
> > practice until we have saved up the money for a proper target.
> > advice would be appreciated.list]
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