Step 1: Supplies
Mounting hex bolt to connect to the bow
Method of mounting the weight to the shaft (unless the weight is permanently attached)
For the shaft I was going to use a .5 inch aluminum tube but then found this cool driver instead.
The thread for the stabilizer on my bow (and I think it's standard for all) is 5/16 x 24
For the weight I found an old handlebar weight of off a 2000 Honda super hawk.
Step 2: Shaft setup
Prep the shaft by removing the head and removing the grip.
Take the bolt and tighten down the four nuts then grind down the edges so it fits into the larger side of the tube and secure it with epoxy.
Step 3: Weight
The nuts for the weight end was pretty much the same as the mounting end but this time I did not want to keep the bolt in the shaft. I match two nuts to the weight bolt and with a bit of epoxy I used the bolt to set the two nuts in place. once the epoxy was firm but not completely cured I removed the bolt just to make sure it would not get stuck. Once all is dry I put it all together.
The cool thing with using a motorcycle handlebar weight is they come in many different shapes and sizes, and can be found cheap at any motorcycle dismantling facility. Also they are pretty much ready to be inserted into the end of the shaft just like actual stabilizer weights.
So there you have it a quick and easy target archery stabilizer for under $15. Now to take it to the range and work on my grouping.