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Kirt Blattenberger
Carpe Diem!
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Even during the busiest times of my life I have endeavored to maintain some form of model building activity. This site has been created to help me chronicle my journey through a lifelong involvement in model aviation, which all began in Mayo, MD ...

1996 - 2026

Kirt Blattenberger
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Oak-Framed Backerboard for Halex Dart Board

When your dart throwing skills leave a lot to be desired, having a piece of wood behind the dart board to capture stray missiles rather than having them stick in the wall is an absolute necessity - unless you enjoy filling and painting small holes. Not wanting to just nail a scrap piece of plywood to the wall, I decided to put a little extra effort into the project and build a nice oak frame around the plywood. 3/4" thick oak is used for the outside border and 1/2" interior grade plywood is used for the backerboard. The width was made less than the height because the swing-open doors protect a wide enough area at the level of the dart board. Two coats of clear varnish were used for the finish (no stain).

Oak-Framed Backboard for Halex Dart Board - Airplanes and Rockets

Oak Frame Backerboard for Dart Board

Mounted to the frame is a Halex self-scoring dart board that accepts standard or plastic-tipped darts. Melanie and I use the standard metal-tipped darts, thus the need for the backerboard.

Supermodel Melanie Trying out New Dart Board Backerboard - AirplanesAndRockets

Melanie Trying out New Dart Board Backerboard

Corner Miter Detail of Oak-Framed Backerboard for Halex Dart Board - Airplanes and Rockets

Oak Dart Board Backerboard Frame Cornet Miter Detail

Dart Board Backerboard Frame Gluing - Airlpanes and Rockets 

Gluing the Backerboard Frame 

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Posted September 26, 2012

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