Shop BB gun trap and target holder.

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Project by njcraftsman posted 01-09-2012 11:09 PM 8090 views 10 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For those down times in the shop….or another reason to spend more time there. A Shop made BB gun target holder and trap. Made from 1/2” birch ply, and poplar. Used chair cushion foam 3” thick ( but polysty foam or duct seal putty would also work). BB’s from the shop daisy red ryder penetrat 1-1/2” and stop….no bounce backs so far.
Sacrificed the clip from a standard clip board to hold the targets.Just finished with wax….and the brushed nickel handle makes it portable. 20” square 4” deep. Well whaty do you think???

-- " There is no more important rule than to wear these, SAFTEY GLASSES"

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#1 posted 01-09-2012 11:18 PM

Ha Ha Ha That is so cool ,just stay away from the high caliper weapons ,that could spell trouble in the shop.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-09-2012 11:55 PM

Just made something similiar to this for my daughter. Mine is for outdoor use, but I didn’t want any BB’s coming back at her. I used some really dense foam that I got at work. Have fun!

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#3 posted 01-09-2012 11:56 PM

Cool target. I used to stuff newspaper in a cardboard box when I was a kid so I could reuse the bbs

-- Jeff,

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#4 posted 01-09-2012 11:56 PM

Cool target. I used to stuff newspaper in a cardboard box when I was a kid so I could reuse the bbs

-- Jeff,

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#5 posted 01-10-2012 01:26 AM

You gonna put your eye out with that thing…......:)

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#6 posted 01-10-2012 02:59 AM

What a great project! I’ve been using a cardboard box filled with cardboard scraps as target holder. What I shame for the woodworker I am. Thanks for sharing this clever project.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#7 posted 01-10-2012 04:28 AM

Great trap! I used to have an old crate with a piece of carpet hanging down in the middle that I used when I was a kid.

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#8 posted 01-10-2012 04:35 AM

My GS who just turned 9 comes over to shoot his BB gun and this will be the perfect thing for him. His Birthday was today and this would make an excellent late Bday Present.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#9 posted 01-10-2012 06:53 AM

I think my 12 y.o. stepson is going to want me to make him one..LOL.

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#10 posted 01-11-2012 02:01 PM

RWS 1100 fps ,dont think so. It should be great for my crossman t1, what a great idea, nice job!!

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#11 posted 01-12-2012 11:25 PM

Cool setup, I have some close friends who gave their sons BB guns for xmas. Thier birthdays are coming up soon. This could be a cool gift for them.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#12 posted 02-26-2012 05:46 AM

That’s a great idea, happy shooting.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#13 posted 03-04-2012 06:52 AM

Looks good to me. 10 good shots a day and you will improve ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 12-15-2012 08:10 PM

Neat project!

Re-usable BB’s are good education as long as the practice is Adult Supervised!

Wehn my boys were young I had a cut-open angled flap in a 30 gallon barrel and just taped the targets up.

We were shooting air-pump guns and kept the pumps down to 6 or under to keep velocity lighter. We had very little bounce back. Also used the firewood pile as backstop—just oin case!

At 10 pumps they would almost shoot through the barrel. BB gun’s are weapons and should always be treated that way!

Great target though and teach the young safe gun handling.

A few more fanatics like the one up the road here this week and then that East Coast thing and even the word “gun” will be illegal!

-- just rjR

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#15 posted 12-15-2012 08:21 PM

This is a well designed project and should enhance safe BB shooting. Some will wonder, I am sure, about the editor’s timing in selecting this product on this day.


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