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#2322790 - 02/26/11 02:52 PM Portable Shooting Bench $25!
jakeway
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I've been sick the last few days, laying in bed and thinking of projects. So today I was feeling well enough to act on my thoughts.

I went down to the local home improvement store and bought the following folding sawhorse. It is very sturdy (read the label) and folds flat. It also has adjustable legs, which is important for a shootng bench that will be used by adults and kids. The price was about $22 pre-tax.

I had a scrap piece of 2' X 4' plywood to use as a table top. I had to drill two holes (the sawhorse already had holes in the right places) and bolted it to the sawhorse. Then I took my saw and cut out the shooter's notch.

I'm quite pleased how it turned out. I might trim some of the wood away to make it a bit lighter to carry, but it's not too bad now. I also might cut notches to hold guns (ML) while leaning against the table. Of course I'll paint it as well.

Total assembly time was about an hour, including getting all the tools together. I spent more time taking pics and posting this than it took to build!









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#2322792 - 02/26/11 02:53 PM Re: Portable Shooting Bench $25! [Re: jakeway]
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That looks great!!!
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#2322842 - 02/26/11 03:30 PM Re: Portable Shooting Bench $25! [Re: Beekeeper]
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Yep, that will do the trick

Great idea.

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#2322859 - 02/26/11 03:51 PM Re: Portable Shooting Bench $25! [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
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#2324697 - 02/28/11 12:04 PM Re: Portable Shooting Bench $25! [Re: rem270]
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that'll work
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#2324916 - 02/28/11 02:38 PM Re: Portable Shooting Bench $25! [Re: bowtch huntr209]
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looks good
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#2325996 - 03/01/11 01:35 PM Re: Portable Shooting Bench $25! [Re: Football Hunter]
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Sweet!! Would have to flip the board over cause I'm a lefty.
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#2326311 - 03/01/11 07:33 PM Re: Portable Shooting Bench $25! [Re: wdsnipes]
jakeway
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 Originally Posted By: wdsnipes
Sweet!! Would have to flip the board over cause I'm a lefty.


Remove two bolts and flip it over!
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#2326317 - 03/01/11 07:37 PM Re: Portable Shooting Bench $25! [Re: jakeway]
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cool
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#2326706 - 03/02/11 08:08 AM Re: Portable Shooting Bench $25! [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
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local hardware store-- hey-- that doesn't tell me - where- I can get this amazing ly inexspensive gadget!
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#2326908 - 03/02/11 11:21 AM Re: Portable Shooting Bench $25! [Re: tndad]
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Exactly what I have been lookin for! Thanks!
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#2327296 - 03/02/11 06:43 PM Re: Portable Shooting Bench $25! [Re: tndad]
jakeway
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 Originally Posted By: tndad
local hardware store-- hey-- that doesn't tell me - where- I can get this amazing ly inexspensive gadget!


I believe Task Force is a tradmark of Lowe's.
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#2327751 - 03/03/11 07:10 AM Re: Portable Shooting Bench $25! [Re: jakeway]
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nice bench
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#2327867 - 03/03/11 09:22 AM Re: Portable Shooting Bench $25! [Re: deerjackie]
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Funny thing, I saw two of these saw horses yesterday, blocking off a driveway and it made me laugh................well here's why.

Two summers ago, I hear two seperate stories that will make you laugh,

First one, my neighbor had an old microwave(bought the wifey a new one for their anniversary) so he puts it in his wheelbarrow and rolls it out by the road with a sign hanging on the "wheelbarrow".............an hr. later he looks out to see the microwave on the ground and his wheelbarrow gone.................LMBO

Second story very similar, neighbor on the other side puts an Igloo cooler full of tomatoes out on a table at the end of his driveway...........sign says "FREE". Yep, they took the cooler, table and all the tomatoes...................

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#2328429 - 03/03/11 08:02 PM Re: Portable Shooting Bench $25! [Re: tndad]
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#2330258 - 03/05/11 05:40 PM Re: Portable Shooting Bench $25! [Re: jakeway]
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#2338312 - 03/13/11 08:44 AM Re: Portable Shooting Bench $25! [Re: ]
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Nice idea. I think the slots cut into the table to lean guns against would be a great addition.
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#2338317 - 03/13/11 08:50 AM Re: Portable Shooting Bench $25! [Re: TheAirMan]
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good idea but i need a cut on the other side to shoot lefty.
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#2341001 - 03/15/11 06:18 PM Re: Portable Shooting Bench $25! [Re: stik]
jakeway
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I tried it out this weekend. I forgot to bring a chair, but it was the perfect height to shoot on one knee. Worked great! I shot several sub-1 inch groups. The legs never sunk into the ground, and I can't imagine the ground b eing any wetter!
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#2355948 - 03/31/11 09:49 AM Re: Portable Shooting Bench $25! [Re: ]
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Thats a great idea. Good invention !
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#2372989 - 04/19/11 08:34 PM Re: Portable Shooting Bench $25! [Re: jakeway]
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#2385991 - 05/05/11 07:54 AM Re: Portable Shooting Bench $25! [Re: Boone 58]
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That is a great idea

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#2392506 - 05/13/11 10:29 PM Re: Portable Shooting Bench $25! [Re: tndad]
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cool
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#2401721 - 05/25/11 10:56 AM Re: Portable Shooting Bench $25! [Re: jakeway]
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Great idea! You could also cut a hand hold into the plywood to make it easier to carry. With a dremel tool or something that will make a plunge cut. Great idea and glad its working for ya.
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#2445578 - 07/14/11 06:56 PM Re: Portable Shooting Bench $25! [Re: jakeway]
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#2513667 - 09/08/11 08:35 PM Re: Portable Shooting Bench $25! [Re: utfan1]
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pretty cool
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#2515996 - 09/10/11 08:09 PM Re: Portable Shooting Bench $25! [Re: tndad]
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Great idea!!!!!
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#2539592 - 09/26/11 04:55 PM Re: Portable Shooting Bench $25! [Re: stryker]
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Very nice!
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#2547490 - 10/01/11 12:36 AM Re: Portable Shooting Bench $25! [Re: TennesseePride]
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My cousin showed me a trick he uses. It was a Chinese made workbench with a 2x8 locked in the center. I couldn't find the cheap one, so I had to put up $35 at Lowes. Here is the Skil one for the same price. It's very sturdy and narrow enough that you can shoot from either side.

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#2573789 - 10/19/11 09:40 AM Re: Portable Shooting Bench $25! [Re: tndad]
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JAKEWAY

NICE JOB

MIGHT WANT TO GET A PATENT ON THAT THING
REAL HANDY

IVE SEEN SOME USELESS CRAP ON INFOMERCIALS THAT SELL LOL
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#2575066 - 10/19/11 07:36 PM Re: Portable Shooting Bench $25! [Re: tndad]
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good idea
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#2585749 - 10/26/11 07:52 PM Re: Portable Shooting Bench $25! [Re: REM7]
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I will be building one of these...Very Cool!!!
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#2586229 - 10/27/11 05:57 AM Re: Portable Shooting Bench $25! [Re: JA1234]
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Thanks for the great idea. Going to stop by lowes today and see what they have. Going to build one yo you this weekend to check zero on my muzzleloader and rifle.
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