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Shooting Bench

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 4D5, Aug 16, 2008.

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  1. 4D5

    4D5 Member

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    Finally finished the shooting bench.

    I made it mostly for when I go out to BLM and want to shoot from a bench. It’s not as ridged as a permanent bench but will be nice to use four occasional shooting trips when I don’t want to go to the range. I’ll probably use it mostly for rimfire but I figure it can be used for most centerfire.

    It’s 36” wide and 40” long, made from KD Douglas Fir 2X4’s edge glued. All the edges on everything are rounded over. The legs are 2X4’s as well. I used 3/8” carriage bolts with 3/8” malleable iron washers to attach the legs to the table. This setup allows the legs to be adjusted for height and allows the legs to be folded flat to the table for storage. The rear leg can be put on left or right side rear bracket to give more room for left/right hand shooters. The top is routered so that the carpet would be just proud of the top of the table and eliminate raw carpet edges.

    I picked up the carpet for $8 and had a gallon of almost white paint from another project that I got tined at not cost. I figure I’ve got less than $30 in the whole project.

    Now when it finally cools down I’ll take it out for a test shooting session.

    Here's some pic's...

    http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb198/photos25/Shooting_Bench/Bench1.jpg

    http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb198/photos25/Shooting_Bench/Bench2.jpg

    http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb198/photos25/Shooting_Bench/Bench3.jpg

    http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb198/photos25/Shooting_Bench/Bench5.jpg

    http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb198/photos25/Shooting_Bench/Bench7.jpg

    http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb198/photos25/Shooting_Bench/Bench8.jpg
     
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  2. kansas45

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    Great job, 4D5!
    Nice bench. :cool:
     
  3. bragood

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    Great job! That looks great actually.
     
  4. win71

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    That does look good. How about turning it upside down and take a photo so we can see how you put the important part together !
     
  5. 4D5

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    pic of the bottom

    Win71

    I added another pic (last) showing the bottom...
     
  6. kingpin008

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    Very nice! Man, I wish I was handy. Even a little bit - it's amazing the stuff some of ya'll make.
     
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