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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-05-2009, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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built a shooting bench today.

I have like most usualy found myself trying to prop my body up against something to try and steady myself enough to try and sight in my scopes. well this works farly well over the past. but I just resantly built a covered deck for my uncle and when done I brought all the scraps back to the house. well with deer seasson here (bow seasson started today here in KY) I thought about pulling out all my rifles as I do every year and ckeck to make sure they are still sighted in. well as I was in the garage I got to looking at the left over lumber and the light bulb in my head got so bright it popped. well about 4 hours later this is what I ended up with. note on the vise the front of it there is a metal angle that I'm useing for the front leg, since its the weekend I have to wait till tuesday around here because I need two bolts and nuts. I plan to weld the nuts to the top side of the angle and use the bolts for vise support and hight ajustment. in the first pic I added rubber to the top but I later desided to take it back off.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-06-2009, 11:25 AM
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nice set up

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Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-06-2009, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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OK I went to wally world this morning and picked up a stain and here it is. done enough for my likeings!!! its got two coats of cherry stain on the bench and the vise.
I just thought I would show it in case anyone else wanted to build one. this one would give them Ideas and a look for an outcome finnished product.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-06-2009, 07:53 PM
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very nice.. looks professional..
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-07-2009, 01:00 PM
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Yeah you did a great job making that and it looks just like one you would buy from Cabelas or somewhere......I think that your bench may be even better than the others. SWEET!!!!!!!
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-07-2009, 04:53 PM
 
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awesome bench, home built are always constructed better and last longer..

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