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Old 11-25-2012, 11:20 PM   #1
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I was sitting around looking for something to do today and decided that I should make myself a new shooting bench. My old picnic table just isn't cutting it anymore. So I found some plans online and went to the lumber yard and stocked. I've got $80 in it and I think it will be worth it. The posts are 6x6s and the whole thing is incredibly heavy. Definitely not portable. I'm going to sink it in the ground about 8 inches for stability.

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Old 11-25-2012, 11:23 PM   #2
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Looks solid. I wish I had a range in my Garage.

I built one similar, but skimped on the front support. I keep meaning to beef it up, but, maybe soon.

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Looks super sturdy. Nice job

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Looks like a excellent bench,nice job!

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I was sitting around looking for something to do today and decided that I should make myself a new shooting bench. My old picnic table just isn't cutting it anymore. So I found some plans online and went to the lumber yard and stocked. I've got $80 in it and I think it will be worth it. The posts are 6x6s and the whole thing is incredibly heavy. Definitely not portable. I'm going to sink it in the ground about 8 inches for stability.
Nice bench Olympus- and they say us Missouri rednecks aren't smart enough to get in out of the rain
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Really nice!
If you can move it with a tractor, it's portable!

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Thanks fellas.

Funny you say that about the tractor. That's how I was planning on getting that thing out to my range. I've got a little gin pole that I'm going to put on my tractor and see if I can pick this dude up and move it that way. There's definitely no doubt that it will be sturdy. Especially once I sink the posts in the group. Treated 6x6s are heavier than you think!

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Nice bench. I want to build one here soon. I like your trike aswell. Honda!

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very nice Olympus! it does look sturdy. very similar to what i want to build later on. good job!

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Nice bench. I want to build one here soon. I like your trike aswell. Honda!
Hey thanks. That's my 1984 Big Red 250. My grandpa bought it brand new in 84 and only rode it a handful of times. It most just sat in his shed. He's too old to ride now and he gave it to me a few years ago. I washed it up and took some Armor All to the plastics and it looks like a brand new one. It can be the dead of winter and I can still fire it up first try and never use the choke.
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