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New Shooting Bench

Forums General Discussion New Shooting Bench

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    idoc
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    I finished up this past weekend. I've included some in process shots should anyone want to replicate this. Materials are pressure treated 2×4's, one 8ft.4×4, 5/4 decking, pocket screws and 7" lag bolts.

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    1BadDart
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    Very nice! 

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    crittahitta
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     Nice job. Now get shooting.

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    Brian10956
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    All you need to add is an awning for those rainy days and a cooler for the hot ones.very nice

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    Kim
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    Beautiful work!  My home-made bench is a lot simpler and not as well made.

    One thought – the seat integrated with the bench could introduce some shifting due to the weight of the shooter. (especially my weight πŸ’ͺ ).  My bench is separate from the seat, for this reason.

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    Brian10956
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    Just curious , on the sides of the horizontal 2×4’s I see what looks like you sawed in some grooves. What is the reason for this . I’m going to try and make a table also and I don’t understand their purpose.

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    2manyAirGunz
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    That's really nice, Doc.

    I'm always amazed at the talents and creativity of forum members.

    πŸ‘!

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    2manyAirGunz
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    Brian10956

    Just curious , on the sides of the horizontal 2×4’s I see what looks like you sawed in some grooves. What is the reason for this . I’m going to try and make a table also and I don’t understand their purpose.

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    Looks to me as though screws went into those grooves from the underside. Nice idea to prevent having them — the screws — on the top surface of the platform.

     

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    2manyAirGunz
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    Addendum:

    …those screws should hold the top surface boards in place.

    Ingenious!

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    idoc
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    Those are pocket holes. Kreg makes pocket hole jigs that are great for this kind of joinery. MUCH stronger than screwing into end grain and as you can see there are no screws in the top because it is attached from the bottom. https://www.kregtool.com/store/c13/kreg-jigsreg/. I just have the K3 and have built all kinds of things with it. Check out this quick video 

    And yes Brian10956, I plan to add an umbrella holder and something to hang my air tank on. Stay tuned.

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    stoti
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    Great job, that’s a super nice looking bench. I built one a little while back and should have done it a long time ago. They’re just so nice to have. We shoot a lot more in the evenings because we have a bench at our house which makes it so convenient. Great work, happy shooting! Stoti

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    idoc
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    Good point, but it seems rock solid so far. Plus, hopefully the only thing that moves once I'm ready to take the shot is my trigger finger;-)

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    DirtyDovi
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    Very nicely done!  Your new shooting bench turned out Great!  πŸ‘ 

    My dad is a life long carpenter,  so when the Craig line started coming out,  I got him a few jig kits..
    At first, I wasn't sure if he'd like or use them, but OMG, they've become a go-to tool for him now..
    No more routing / pegging / biscuit joining..  Well..  for the most part anyways.. 

    Glad to see the same process used on your bench.  Super clean and super efficient for sure!  

    πŸ™‚ 

    Sam –

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    Spray1Mark
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    I hope none of your shooting buddies are left handed!

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    Brian10956
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    Spray1Mark

    I hope none of your shooting buddies are left handed

     

    just put a stool stool on the right  side when a lefty comes over

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    idoc
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    Wish I had more shooting buddies!

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    idoc
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    I was asked to provide some dimensions. These two photos should cover it. BTW, I shot on it for the first time this afternoon. Rock solid and very comfortableπŸ˜ƒ

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    buckyusn
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    Very nice! I have bookmarked this one! πŸ‘

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    intenseaty22
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    buckyusn

    Very nice! I have bookmarked this one! πŸ‘

    +1 (as in me too [inside joke]) & now I have another project on the docket & more tools to buy. 

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    Clancy
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    That looks fantastic.  If I tried to make one it would end up resembling Homer Simpson's spice rack.

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