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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2021 6:56 pm 
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I'm looking for plans/ideas to make a simple 3 legged shooting bench for the basement range. I looked up this old post, butGreat White hasn't been around for a while, so hopefully someone can send me some plans or dimensions. I'm thinking of something like what he made. I have a bit of wood hanging around, mostly Ikea pine bed frames and older poplar/birch/maple headboards. During COVID I have been making stands and benches for my good lady wife's hobby so now it's past due for me to make something useful, errr I mean for myself. :lol:
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This is my shooting bench. Dimensions are in mm, because that's what we use at work.

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Castle02 wrote:
This is my shooting bench. Dimensions are in mm, because that's what we use at work.

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Thanks Rich, what did you do for legs?

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I bought some folding legs at Home Depot, similar to these ones at Rona. Although they don't fold completely flat, it works.
https://www.rona.ca/en/onward-set-of-2-table-legs-black-51490-35056132

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I would think that, maybe (and just maybe), it would be possible to use a 4x8 sheet of plywood and make a couple tables ou of it. Just an idea to be able to pretty much eliminate any kind of waste.

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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. You can sometimes find the Workmate 200 on kijiji for around $40.

When using the Workmate for a shooting bench, you can adjust lateral (windage) movement with the vise crank handle. I put the rests on the moving section so the crank works for adjusting.

If you want a wider table-top you can clamp a piece of plywood in the Workmate by screwing a short 2x4 to the bottom.


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Here you go.
Hope the link works.

https://www.reddit.com/r/canadaguns/com ... ing_bench/

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Here you go

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Link works, thanks.
I have some ideas and sizes now, my emphasis is on simple and 3 legs.. so wait and see what I come up with.

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Duke steel pipe and flanges make good legs . Grab from home hardware one inch should do.


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CBS shooter wrote:
Duke steel pipe and flanges make good legs . Grab from home hardware one inch should do.

Great idea! And thanks for the pm abt ironing board.

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Quick and easy interim solution..


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A quick Google search using DIY shooting bench, shooting bench plans, or similar will provide you with several ideas like these: https://www.littleloveliesbyallison.com ... ing-bench/

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Yeager wrote:
https://www.littleloveliesbyallison.com/diy-shooting-bench/

Yea! I like this one, I'll use Castle02's dimensions and fashion a 3 legged support for it.
Now to put the plan in action...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9DC4qTNeQg&t=22s

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Dukemeister wrote:
Great idea! And thanks for the pm abt ironing board.


Yes, yes, true that and that's one i had forgotten to mention! I have TWO of them, your grandma's kind most likely (i am an oldfart after all...) which i discretely displaced from their sidewalk locations.

I swear i looked, there wouldnt have been any way one could have been ironing when i found them. I calculated that maybe they had run away and were looking for some street action in order to get some quick cash but...

I guess i was what they were ultimately were looking for, a sweet piece of oldfart and some relaxed, well lubed time Un-and-fold. They are perfect for getting laid on and assume lots of positions any one can surely appreciate... having two is nice for the participant with a... hrrmm.. let's say it, a bigger kit than what is usually seen in the movies!

Loved every sessions...

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I got a chance to work on my bench yesterday. My plan is to use up scrap lumber and make some space in my garage, so it won't be very pretty, but should be comfortable. I haven't figured out the 3 legs yet, but I do have a lot of material so plenty options. Here is stage 1, resting on the JobMate for now. Top is 36"L x 19" W, and the cutout section is 12" L x 7.5" W.


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