The target frame was made of ¼” (6.35mm) diameter stainless steel bar welded into a cuboid measuring 900 x900 x 200mm. The dimensions are not critical. 900 x 900 was chosen because it gives 150mm of space around all sides of a standard 60cm FITA target face, and because it’s easily transported in the back of a station wagon.
The frame is covered with split tubing such as garden hose. This is not essential; it is merely to afford some degree of protection to any arrows which miss their mark and hit the frame.
The frame is then covered with two layers of shade cloth with a sheet
of cardboard between the two layers. This is done front and
back so both sides of the butt can be used. (We usually try to avoid
using both at the same time!) The cardboard needs to be
replaced periodically when the centre gets shot out.
The frame is then stuffed with scrap shade-cloth or whatever is
available. The back of the butt is secured to two wooden
stakes by cable ties when in use.
Three additional target frames have since
been made for other groups in the area. These were made with two
intermediary bars along each side, as shown in this picture of
Dragon’s Bay’s target. These frames appear to be
quite stable and working well.