The brackets that I had made are 4” x 2” x 1 ¾”. There are four (4) 7/32” holes in the top and bottom. The outside holes are centered ½” from each edge. The two (2) holes in the center are centered 2” and ½” and 1 3/8” from the open side. The screws I use are 10-24 x 2” pan head steel machine screws.
Making the arms of the V-board
To make the arms of the V-board I took a
2” x 6” x 8’ and cut it into
pieces 32” long. Then I ripped them at 1 ¼”.
The end of each outside arm that fits into the bracket was rounded, the
center was left square. Making sure
there is enough room for the arms to swing open I marked the holes on each arm
and drilled them. Now paint the
Attaching the decoys
Some people cut a groove down the center of each arm to place the decoy. Then the screw or nail it fast. I used 1” dry wall screws and attached it to the side of each arm. This cut out one step in cutting and it seems to work fine.
The decoys are made out of ¼” plywood.