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End Grain Targets
End Grain Axe Targets
At times it probably seems like you employ carpenters instead of axe masters. How much time is used hauling wood, sorting boards, cutting boards, drawing circles, screwing boards to walls.
With a typical center board only lasting for an hour or two of throwing, you have to spend a lot of labor dollars replacing them. Now imagine only changing boards every few weeks!
Watch a comparison of pine, cottonwood and end grain.
End Grain Axe Targets
save material cost
If you’ve been in the business long, you probably know your board foot costs to the penny including waste. How many boards do you have to trash because of knots? And every few hours you are unscrewing boards and throwing away another $10 worth of wood, screws and magic maker circles.
Imagine a target system that you don’t touch for 50 hours, or 100 hours at a time. And then you don’t throw away boards, you just rearrange them! Or you replace a few of the middle boards.
Material costs calculated in pennies an hour instead of dollars.
Save Down Time
One of the biggest costs in standard target systems is not the labor, it’s not the materials, it’s the down time. If you facility runs full, and you have to stop to swap boards every few hours, in the course of a day – you’ve lost an hour. An hour of throwing time with 4-6 people could have netted you $100 to $200. But the opportunity to bring in that extra revenue is gone if that time is spent screwing and unscrewing target boards.
End Grain Targets
Enhanced Customer Experience
The main reason for having end grain targets is an easy one. It’s not the labor savings.. It’s not the cost savings.. It’s not the time savings…
It’s Because Customers Love them!
Guess what?! Our industry is misnamed. We are not about axe throwing. We are about axe sticking.
If you just a hand a hallway and people could throw axes down the hall, how many would come? They want to see it stick. They want to score.
End Grain targets are used in knife throwing because they are so much easier to stick.
Now you can provide an experience where new throwers have virtually instant success and stick!
And end grain is also great for tactical tomahawks, throwing knives and ninja stars. Everything sticks better in end grain targets!
End Grain Has Two Problems. We solved them both!
End Grain Can't Take Axe Hits
With hundreds of hours of experimentation, we designed a proprietory system for making end grain axe targets that makes them sturdy enough to take axe hits, yet in a matter of minutes they can be disassembled and you can replace or rearrange any individual piece.
You Can't Draw On End Grain
You have 3 Options
Make your own targets Blocks
If you want to create your own targets with our system, you will need a large cut off saw, jointer, planer and table saw along with standard tools such as screw guns, hammer, etc. We will provide you with pictures and instructions of a target block so you can produce them.
We also offer the opportunity for you or your wood workers to come to our location to learn how to manufacture and assemble our target systems.
Buy Components from us
The most labor intensive and skilled item is creating the actual blocks themselves. The blocks measure approx 5 3/8″ x 5 3/8″ x 4″ and can be purchased from us for $5 each.
A standard suggested target uses a 7 x 7 grid measuring just over 3′ x 3′. Each block weighs approx 3 lbs, so a 49 block target would weigh about 150 lbs.
The clamping system that holds the blocks together consists of heavy (1/8″) tube and angle iron, bolts, etc. That hardware kit can be made yourself or purchased for $199 picked up in Dallas, or we can quote shipping. (approx 250 lbs per target)
Have us do a turn key install
If you don’t have the time, tools, or desire to build your target yourself, we can bring a crew to your location and build your targets for you.
Let us know how many target you want, your location, and we will work with you to determine how much work you want us to do.
We will work with you to determine a pricing for constructing your targets in your location. Give us a call and we will discuss the options!
How to qualify to get our end grain target systems
Our end grain target systems are only available to facilities that agree and commit to use our projection system on at least 2 targets. We have an exclusive license agreement that states that you will have the right to use our propriatory end grain system for as many lanes that you also license our projection system for.
If for any reason, you decide to stop using our projector systems, you agree to stop using our end grain target system.
Contatct us to order your projection systems and choose which of the 3 methods you choose to create your innovative end grain target systems.