|Project by Underdog||posted 02-21-2016 04:27 AM||1120 views||5 times favorited||5 comments|
I finally got tired of propping up on a sapling to get a steady shot for sighting in my air rifles, and decided to build this.
It’s not fancy, and it’s made of prefinished 1 side birch ply that was scrapped and on it’s way to the dumpster. I did jigsaw and sand the edges and run a roundover bit all around the edge and the inside of the handle. So it’s fairly smooth. I supposed I’ll have to spray some finish on the underside and the edges at some point.
I just chopped the top end of the legs at an angle so they’d splay out a bit, and then cut the taper in the legs on the bandsaw and finished up with the jointer and the roundover bit. I sanded a littled and then just fastened them on with the cheapest hinges I could find at Lowes.
It’s a little flexy and could use some stiffening up. I’ll have to look into that. Somehow I didn’t get a straight cut on the far leg, so I’m probably going to recut the angle at the top of the leg, and also recut the others to get a bit more splay while I’m at it.
I’m definitely going to add some carpet or padding to the top. This thing is a bit rough on the elbows.
But it works pretty well once I get the rifles propped up. It steadys right down.
-- "woodworker with an asterisk"