Shop update #312 (10-25-23) More tomahawk targets and stands
This weekend was all about making another set of tomahawk throwing targets and stands for my sons’ Boy Scout Troop.
I picked up 2 – 10 foot 4×4’s from Home Depot. Their saw was broken down again so I had to stick them out my passenger window to get them home.
The first thing that I did was to cut them in half so I could easily move them around.
I then setup a stop block and cut them down into 3 1/2″ chunks. Each 5′ length had a small piece left. If I cut cut them off center, I might have been able to get 1 more chunk out of each 10′ length.
Each target is 6 chunks tall and 5 wide. Each chunk is glued to the other chunks around it and then glued inside a frame made from 2×4’s. I used 5″ SPAX screws to secure the frame together. 1/2″ OSB was glued to the back and then a screw was driven through it into the back of each chunk. 2 1/2″ screws were driven through the frame into the side of each chunk as well.
I built 2 collapsible stands out of 2×4’s with 2 pieces of 2×6 to hold the actual targets.
Once the targets and stands were finished, I made a template out of cardboard and spray painted bullseyes on them.