Introduction: Knife Target
I am not responsible for any lost or valuable knives and/or ax's you may have lost.
Hello gals and guys
I'll be showing you how to make a target for your thrown weapons, my way the bush craft way!
Step 1: The Items That You'll Need
- A pretty decent sized sweet gum or any good sturdy log!
- I couldn't find any rope/chain so I used some hay string instead.
- A disposable bag and gloves.
- Along with a hammer and staple nails.
Step 2: Pokeweed
DO NOT EAT! POISONOUS
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/00... In case of poisoning
You'll need to gather a good bit in a disposable bag; but be sure that you wear gloves while doing so otherwise you'll be stained for a month!
Step 3: Applying the Berry
Set the bag down gently next to your slab.
Get a hand full of berries and spread them in two rings on the log.
Get a flat piece of disposable wood (Plywood) and squish the berries on the outskirts.
For the center just use your hand and press each of them down with enough weight to get them all. (Or just get a mallet and tap them slightly.)
Step 4: Soaking It All In
Allow 15 minutes in the sun to soak it all in and partly dry.
Step 5: Knock It Off
I just took my broken ax handle from my previous project https://www.instructables.com/id/Kindling-log/
to tap the lose berries off of the log.
Step 6: Clean and Dry
Now you'll need you're gloves again. (Or a piece of old insulation foam)
Wipe off the excess berries with your hand and allow to set and dry for 15 more minutes.
Step 7: Wrapping It Up Now
Take your string and tie two knots on both ends of it. Grab a staple and slowly hammer it in till it gets a grip and slide the string under it.
Do the same thing for the other side and you're good!
Step 8: Setting It Up
I was just getting a tree spike and hammering it into a pine next to my house for the hook here.
That took me around 10 minutes to get it and hammer it.