Topic: Another Target Stand & a simple Training Device
Over the last weeks - between studio work and sleep - I built myself some new gadgets. A Target stand with clamps for paper stripes, spaghetti or what ever, one stand for cracking candles and a trainer. For the big target stand and the candle holder I have to give credit to Dan Borton, because some time ago he sent me my first plans for a proper target stand!
The first thing is the target stand with the clamps. The windmill stand is very safe and it's very hard to bring it down. I found it an interesting but strange fact, that more and more people end their youtube videos with pulling a target stand to the ground. Hm. Perhaps I missed a point.
The middle, the pole, is nearly massive and veeery heavy. Under the stand are little rubber parts. I installed them to make sure that the wood can dry properly afterwards, when I use it in the snow or wet grass. It'll be alwys outside - winter or summer - so it needed some protection from rotting. And the whole thing looks like this:
The other one is for candle work. The wood is covered with "protection paint" (sorry, I don't know the proper word for the material), and is overall a bit lighter than the big stand. The holder for the candles are chrome covered; no problems with weather, either The funny thing is - I can crack them easily with the forward crack. But with the circus crack... Oh, boy...
The last one is the trainer. It's a very simple construction, but it does a great job. The stripes are from heavy rubber and can withstand the cracks perfectly. I use it for myself or when I give lessons. The rubber parts are the same length on both sides, so two folks can practice the same time from different sides. It works with that big spike straight into the ground. I use it only on grass, never indoors, so...
That's the news from me