Sunday Project

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Olympus, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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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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  2. KG7IL

    KG7IL Well-Known Member

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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.
     

  3. jjfuller1

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    Looks super sturdy. Nice job
     
  4. MOshooter

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    Looks like a excellent bench,nice job!
     
  5. Marlinman

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    Nice bench Olympus- and they say us Missouri rednecks aren't smart enough to get in out of the rain;)
     
  6. 25-5

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    Really nice!
    If you can move it with a tractor, it's portable!:D
     
  7. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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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!
     
  8. tomgodd

    tomgodd Active Member

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    Nice bench. I want to build one here soon. I like your trike aswell. Honda!
     
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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

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    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.
     
  11. tomgodd

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    I have a buddy who had one. The frame eventually broke and he scraped it. Still ran like a top. Though as a rock!
     
  12. Sonic82

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    Looks rock solid...someday add a wood or canvas canopy to reduce glare.
     
  13. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    It's going to be in the woods, so I'll have a natural canopy.