Topic: Target Stand. Or you can use it for jackets. And hats.
I made and used a lot of different target stands. They all had one thing in common (except holding the targets...) - they all were brown. Lighter or darker, but brown. So I came up with the idea to create a "modern" target stand with a silver base and black construction to use for my seminars and whip lessons. Here it's step by step. First the parts...
The big silver plate is an umbrella stand. It has a drainage hole in the base. Important, because this stand will spend a lot of time outdoors.
That collar will make sure that the wooden pole will be fixed safe and sound in the umbrella stand.
Here are the single parts again. The wooden parts are painted with a dark glaze.
Later on everything will be shiny, deep black.
This is the collar, where it'll be fixed a few steps later, in the umbrella stand.
This is the completed base with the wooden pole. It's not finished yet - I just it together to see if everything fits. And yes - it does
This is a veeeery fake preview - the cross brace is only there for the picture. I'm happy that it held long enough to take the picture...
Here the cross brace is prepared to be installed on the middle pole. It'll be fixed with white glue and a 6,5 inch center screw.
At the moment the whole thing is half black and the color needs some time to dry now. As soon as there are new pics - I'll post them. By the way - the center pole will have a pivoted padded insulating in the end. So it's good for target work & wraps. This one will also be higher than the usual 4 ft. It'll be about 5 ft. in height. Skip gave me the advice to have the targets in shoulder height; and so I gave it a try.
To hold the targets there will be two strong clamps. So I can use everything as target. Cardboard, Paper, Cups, Cable, Chocolate, Spaghetti, Bread sticks and so on.