Introduction: How to Make a Target for Fencing Practice.
This will show you a simple way to make a target to practice fencing with easy to obtain items.
Step 1: Gather Your Materials.
You'll need a couple of things for this instructable.
-A tennis ball
-A knife or other sharp device for punching a hole in said tennis ball
-Lighter (if you use nylon string, for fusing the ends to prevent fraying)
-A "S" hook
Step 2: Getting Started.
Okay, to start off, we need to punch a hole in the tennis ball.
So, take your knife and make a slice in it, about as wide as the washer's diameter, a little bit off won't make a huge difference.
Step 3: Adding the String.
Now we need to find a way to get this to hang from the ceiling. So we're going to put the string through the hole in the washer and tie a figure 8 knot, This is a really good place to learn the figure 8 knot.
Now we have to get the washer into the ball. So either squeeze the ball perpendicular to the cut you made or put it in a vice with the sides of the vice perpendicular to the cut. This opens up the ball. Now push the washer with the sting tied to it through the hole.
Step 4: Now Attach the "S" Hook.
Now figure out about how far your blade will be from the ceiling when you lunge and tie a loop right around that spot on your string. Now put the loop on the S hook and clamp that part closed so the string doesn't slide out when you practice.
Step 5: You're Done!
Now just find somewhere to hang the target and get practicing, these targets do wonders for your point control and lunges.