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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2021 11:35 am 
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Update, top is glued together, and legs are taking shape... soon it will be in the basement ready for testing.
All from "free" scrap lumber scavenged from the roadside. Top was an oak fireplace mantle (used most of the solid pieces on wife's looms), this was all that was left and is mostly oak veneer over particle board. Legs and stringers are from old pine single bed frames. Screws etc to hold it together were scrounged from other discarded pieces.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2021 2:13 pm 
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Great reuse of stuff - a man after my own heart.
My wife constantly drives with one eye on the curb for potentially useful stuff. She regularly comes home with something for me in the back of the truck. The trendy folks call it up-cycling. To us it just makes sense.
She brought home a couple wooden chairs that I turned into a couple guitar hangers and a better fitting top for my shooting stick.
Nice work!


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It's done and in the basement in shooting position. I need to find/make a seat of the right height, but this is going to be a big improvement over the wobbly old TV box and storage bin rests I have been used to. All from scrap (only new components was the glue), and the scissor jack :D
Didn't fire the rifle but it felt really secure and comfortable, should be fun fun fun this winter.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2021 8:02 pm 
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TCooper wrote:
I use an old Black & Decker Workmate 200 for a shooting bench. The 200 is very sturdy and has wide legs. The cheap Workmates are wobbly. The only complaint is that a low stool is needed so I carry along one of those plastic step stools.
I've just started shooting outside recently. This is my third bench arrangement in as many outings. Probably not as stable as your Black & Decker but more stable than my last try. Maybe trade your step stool for a small cooler, works real well on warm days.


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eSteve wrote:
Maybe trade your step stool for a small cooler, works real well on warm days.

Yes, great idea - I have a cooler that will likely be perfect, and having lost 40 lbs over the past 2 COVID seasons it will hold me up nice!

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Dukemeister wrote:
eSteve wrote:
Maybe trade your step stool for a small cooler, works real well on warm days.

Yes, great idea - I have a cooler that will likely be perfect, and having lost 40 lbs over the past 2 COVID seasons it will hold me up nice!
Dude, you lost 40 lbs?! That is seriously good, keep moving. That is right on target Duke, I'm impressed again.

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