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    Default Just made a bench...

    Using this guys method with folding table legs...HOUGH! Can't wait to use it!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMIWF...e=channel_page

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogoalie View Post
    Using this guys method with folding table legs...HOUGH! Can't wait to use it!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMIWF...e=channel_page
    Can't U tube Please post photo's

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    I'll tell ya a lil' 'bout it as well...I used foldable banquet table legs that you can buy from Home Depot or Lowes...I got 2 pair from eBay...& I bought a 3/4" sheet of Plywood, & cut off 2'...

    Then I cut off 3" as per the instructions, & center the legs on the plywood, & screw in 8 screws that come with the legs ensuring squareness. I then, with the table upside down still, cut out my "shooters notch" a 12"x18"x20" cut on the right side of the table (fliped over it becomes the right handed "shooters notch")...in the video it called for 14"x18"x20" but I had to give 2" for the legs.

    I then screwed in the legs for the second set. & then drew a hand width mesurement about 2-3" from the left hand side of the table, near the middle, for a handle. I then used a 1" hole drill bit, & cut two holes, then used a sawsall (no jig here, if I had a jigsaw I would have used that instead) to cut out the holes to make the handle.

    I also had to reinforce the bottom of the table, lenghtwise, with the 3" leftover plywood, & some scrap plywood, as it would be too easy for it to break in half with the slightest pressure.

    I then filed the sharp edges & rounded the corners with my saws all. & filed the carrying hole as well. I will varnish this as well, & post pics when done...

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    Sounds pretty good. Once you get it up and running, see how it works.

    I made one out of two sheets of 3/4" glued together, with some pipe coupling welded onto 4" square, 1/4" thick plates bolted to the table. I used 1.5" diameter black pipe. Significantly heavier! I want to see how yours works, maybe I'll have to ditch mine...
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    this is a bench that i built....it is really strong, stable and still portable. the three legs are better than four as they won't shift at all on various terrain.


    i found the plans online under "portable shooting bench".
    happy trails.
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    Thanks for the photo gogoalie and the idea!

    I've got an old folding table out in the shed. Its a tad bit warped but the legs are good yet. I knew that I kept it around for a reason. I even got a 4x6 piece of 3/4" cdx sitting next to it.

    I've been shooting off of the hood for to long anyway!

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    Power tools! Orr argh argh!

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