Making of the main board
We start with a 8'x4' board to get 10 Stands
Once I had the bracket made, I needed to solve how to make a board so it could be modular. I knew I wanted holes to stick things in, I wanted square holes to fit 2x4's and 1x2's in, and, lastly, I wanted a cut across the back to hold a back board. The question was how do I accomplish that? Well, at a local hardware store, I explained to the gentleman working there what I wanted to accomplish and he told me about someone who had a CNC machine name Lance. I did not know you could use a CNC machine for wood, so I was skeptical. I called Lance and told him what I was looking for. We determined, while talking on the phone, that we needed to find a 4' x 8' board that would mount on the CNC machine and let the CNC cut out the board. I meet with Lance and scratched out what my idea was, he cut me a 4" x 72" board and asked me to draw out what I wanted and where. My next trip I turned in my template on the board he gave me and then we talked about the material type of 4' x 8' board. The next day Lance said he found a 1” thick Baltic Birch plywood he thought would work. To speed up the story, Lance's uncle programed the CNC machine and, after much trial and error, getting every measurement as perfect as we could, we had our first Portable Target main boards cut. Please join us as we further develop this very unique shooting target stand.