February 15th, 2013, 03:50 PM
After seeing the burlap bull target in another thread I decided to try to make a tom target. Not cost effective I guess unless you just happen to have a few hours to kill and a bunch of stuff already on hand to work with. I'm happy with it.
In case anyone is interested here's what I used:
Core is a 1/4 of a shot up blob target.
The leg stand is a 1/2" plastic pipe hammered into the core.
Ditto for the neck and tail.
Head, an extra tom head from a "007 transformer" decoy.
Everything rounded out with plastic grocery bags and wrapped with used shrink wrap, a piece of shipping tape or two.
I had already gotten the body formed before I thought about the camera. The body is a slab of old blob target running parallel with the back line with another smaller section for the front edge of the breast. This picture shows leftovers...
Wrapped and on it's way.
Then I used plastic bird wire to wrap the body and secured it with small tie wraps.
Next I used burlap blind material with a big needle and string to encase it all. I also added another layer of plastic bird wire over the target area to hopefully make it more durable.
Finally, I hauled it out and painted it.
Looks like 3-4" penetration and normal "blob" effort to remove arrows.
Other than time I have $0 in this thing having already had all the stuff left over from other projects. Yeah, I took the time to photo the deal so I could show it off if it worked.
February 15th, 2013, 05:02 PM
Ya done good man. Looks almost ready to gobble.
February 15th, 2013, 05:10 PM
Re: Tom target
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February 15th, 2013, 05:12 PM
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February 15th, 2013, 05:17 PM
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February 15th, 2013, 05:44 PM
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February 15th, 2013, 06:39 PM
50+ shots on it this afternoon on the one side and he shows no wear.
February 15th, 2013, 06:50 PM
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February 15th, 2013, 06:59 PM
That turkey looks good. Nice job
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February 15th, 2013, 07:44 PM
You certainly did a great job! Congrats on the turkey!
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February 15th, 2013, 08:57 PM
you sir........have talent. Nice work!
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February 16th, 2013, 07:07 AM
You did a wonderful job on it!
That target looks perfect!
February 16th, 2013, 08:56 AM
Dude, that's freaking awesome!!!
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February 16th, 2013, 09:14 AM
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February 16th, 2013, 09:10 PM
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February 17th, 2013, 09:53 PM
Sweet! That may be the best looking BLOB target I've ever seen!
February 18th, 2013, 12:01 AM
Wow, you did a great job there!
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February 18th, 2013, 12:14 AM
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Originally Posted by blobmeister
February 18th, 2013, 08:49 AM
Gotta be honest. Thought this was going to look stupid, but you are a artist.
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February 18th, 2013, 09:14 AM
LOL, I was wondering there myself for a while as I wrapped the plastic! Thanks!
February 20th, 2013, 09:02 PM
When's dinner. Awesome that is great!!!!!
February 20th, 2013, 10:05 PM