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Hi all! I'm starting on a target project this weekend that consists of horizontally compressed cardboard. A buddy of mine made this a few years ago and it's still holding up great. If any of you are interested in the construction I'd be happy to post pictures and details. Let me know if there's any interest.

BT

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I'd like to take a look Thumbs up

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Me too

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Love to see some pics and info on it.

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I'd love to see to .Where 's the pics ?
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I'm going to Lowes this weekend to buy the materials for the frame, start the base and add a few sheets of cardboard. I will take detailed pics and post as well.
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Here is a pic of the cardboard and the wooden crate that will hold the cardboard. I only have half of the cardboard cut up as of this weekend. The rest will have to wait until next weekend. I will post more as the project moves along.

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Looking good, 2 questions?
1 What are the dimensions of your box?
2 Do you compress the cardboard?

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Where's a good place to pick up all the cardboard?

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redrider wrote:
Where's a good place to pick up all the cardboard?

I got mine at a cycling and fitness store. They have a cardboard recycling dumpster that they fill up every week. A buddy of mine who is also a trad shooter owns it and originally came up with the idea.

Usually the boxes are already broken down in order to fit more into the dumpster.

I made a template for the first piece and typically the way the cutting worked was, I matched up two sides at a corner and traced the other two sides and used a razor knife for the cutting. I did most of the cutting on the bed of my truck with the tailgate down and used the gap between the tailgate and bed to cut along so I wouldn't cut into the bed and such. It took less than two hours to get that stack with a few homebrew breaks and the 90 degree heat and all Thumbs up

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