I’ve recently met Joe Darrah of “Brokenfeather” knives over the magic of the internets. He was kind enough to share with me his process of painting throwing knife targets. He also sent me some great photos and he said I could share them with you.
I just finished painting up a bunch of target rounds and I thought you might want to see the process I use.
First I painted them with 3 coats of white primer to cover the raw wood which sucks the paint up.
Then I cut out a template to use for the rings.
I painted the 1 point ring blue, left the 2 point ring white and painted the bulls eye red — ala Captain America. (Sort of feels like there should be a star in the center.)
I’ll use lag bolt’s to attach them to my boards.
My buddy dropped off 5 rounds that were a bit under 16″ (the one’s with no white border) but they were thicker so I am going to use them for a separate Hawk Range on my other board so I don’t bust up the 4″ to 5″ rounds that I’ll use strictly for knives.
Of course if I was throwing Bowie Axe’s they would break them pretty quickly as well!
Have a great day!
I think a 2.5″ white star in the middle would be excellent! How about you?