Does anyone have designs to build your own DIY board breaker/board holder for power breaking?
Around the beginning of 2012, I spent some time online trying to locate a freely available design for a martial arts board holder. At the time there was nothing available*. So after taking some inspiration from a few commercially available compact designs (see: http://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=board+holder+martial+arts) I came up with my own.
In this HowTo, I show you how to make a collapsible martial arts board holder entirely out of broken Martial Arts boards. It can be easily attached to a heavy punching bag, held by a partner or supported against/hung on a wall. (see: http://www.fusionmartialarts.com.au/blog/?p=57 )
As a pure coolness bonus, this design is made entirely from previously broken martial arts boards (plus glue, screws, bungie and some fabric). In the posting is a demonstration of a power break using 4 UMAB boards (Yellow, Green, Brown and Black) of approx 5.5 boards.
*- For reference, I recently found another HowTo detailing the build process of a non-collapsible board holder that has some very nice design ideas: http://www.karate.gregoryzone.org/?p=219. It is worthwhile to have a look at this design to compare and contrast.
Here is a design I created in the 1990s using CAD software. I have used it for decades to break 1x12 common pine boards in stacks of 1 to 10.
Enjoy, -Peter http://world.std.com/~pce/holder1a.ps