Well my roommate and I decided that we needed a bench to shoot from. We wanted a portable unit that would be stable enough to shoot long distances but also allow the shooter to track squirrels. So we got to thinking and here is what we came up with.
Here it is while we mock up the position of the top and the seat.
Here is the finished result. All in all there is around 150 lbs of steel there along with the .5” plywood top. The top is bolted to an identical piece of 1/8” plate witch is bolted to the top. The center is 2.5x3/8 wall schedule 80 pipe. The base, seat and top slide over the center pipe and are welded/bolted to 3x1/2 wall schedule 80 pipe. The legs are 2x2x1/4 wall square tube that slide into 2.5x2.5x1/4 wall.
The seat and the top are fixable by two 5/8” bolts that have nuts welded into the pipe. The whole table is extremely strong and sturdy; of course it ain’t getting packed very far.
We need to lacquer the tabletop, bolt on a seat, paint the steel and try it out. Anyway I figured I would see what you guys think.