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A how I built my dartboard stand, how-to (kinda long)
Sorry if this is in the wrong section, if a mod can move it that would be great. Ok as I said in my post about my homemade dartboard stand, here is how I built mine. All the pieces except the dartboard, I was able to purchase at a local hardware store. I did not take a picture of the light stand I used but it is a husky brand and was under $60. So let's get started shall we?

(Unfortunately I did not think to take pictures during the whole process so I will describe what I did the best I can)

Parts:
1x Worklight
1x 1 5/8" diameter galvanized pipe cut to just under 7' long (this was done at the hardware store for free)
1x 2'x2' piece of 1/2" plywood
2x 1 5/8" u-bolts (the diameter of the main post)
2x 3/4" u-bolts (the diameter of the cross member from the light I was using)
Various tools, socket set, screw drivers, drill and bits, tape measure, marker, small level

Cost just under $80 I had or borrowed the tools I needed.

I meant to use the arm in the light kit but it did not extend as long as I needed. So I needed to pick up the galvanized pipe to replace the arm. In this first pic you can see most of the pieces used in the construction.

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I put the galvandized pipe into the worklight tripod and tightened up the holder.

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Here you can see the 5'8" mark I made to align the board assembly to the pipe and stand.

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I measured out and centered the dart board support to the plywood backboard. Also you can see in this picture that the crossmember was attacked to the board (sorry I did not take a picture how I did that). I also centered and marked off where the crossmember would attach to the plywood. I also marked off where the u-bolts would attach and drilled out the holes in the plywood. All of this was measured and centered the best I could.

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Here you can see the crossmember (the red piece), pipe and plywood all attacked with u-bolts. At this point I had stood the whole contraption on the tripod and measured the board height, which by some small miracle was near exact at the 5'8" mark. Not too shabby if you ask me.

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This is the assembled board set up in my hallway waiting for the first darts to be thrown. All in all I am happy with the results and after several hours of play last night with some family the board was going strong. Best thing is there is no noticable wobble, I think this is due the galvanized pipe I used.

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Here is a video of my brother throwing at the board. I am not the most steady of camera holders so sorry for the swaying. Not sure why the video doesn't post here just click on it to see it.

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Great guide Poop!

Well explained and photographed, have a +2 this should be handy for some Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

I will move it to the How To's section

Great job!
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Nice build guide mate, well done.
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Nicely done mate
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Thanks all. I am going to add a dry erase board to keep score.
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Good work, Poop
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Nice one mate
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Thanks man, gonna have to build something like this...
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