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Re: Anybody ever build one of these?
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2018, 01:05:24 AM »
its funny every field in Wisconson has atleast one of these.Same thing in Germany. rarely see em here

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Re: Anybody ever build one of these?
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2018, 09:48:41 AM »
If hunting with a rifle, ensure you put sound absorbing material on the wall and roof. Your ears will thank you after you shoot.
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Re: Anybody ever build one of these?
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2018, 09:51:18 AM »
I’ve seen some pretty reasonable priced tower blinds on amazon and often thought about getting a couple.
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Re: Anybody ever build one of these?
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2018, 09:30:30 PM »
Insulation for sound reduction, both mine and my gun's is a great idea. 
I played with the Amazon idea.  After reviewing all the blinds and towers, the price was going to be somewhere between $800 and $1500 at a minimum - even for the poorly made leaking/snow collapsing models. 

I think I'll be able to get this thing done for under $500 and it will fit my needs, but I'm still getting hung up on little issues such as which side to put the door on, or whether to use a trap door opening in the bottom.  There's no right answer in a lot of cases, it seems to be what makes most sense at the time.  I'm sure that will all change once it is done and been used a few times.  Then it will alll be crystal clear how I should have built it.
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Re: Anybody ever build one of these?
« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2018, 10:37:02 PM »
If hunting with a rifle, ensure you put sound absorbing material on the wall and roof. Your ears will thank you after you shoot.




FYI: the end of the barrel should be outside of the blind before you fire it. That's where the noise is...........just sayin'.. :chuckle: :dunno: :tup: :sry:
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Re: Anybody ever build one of these?
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2018, 10:37:15 PM »
A buddy of mine had a huge conduit bender that we used.  I put a slight bend in the tops of the conduit to vertically match the 2X6 bottoms for the stand platform.    I built the bases on the ground twice as big as the stand itself.  I drilled through the conduit to bolt them into both corners of the stand, all 4.  I don't think I have any close up pictures but you can see one of them from space!  A built a metal conduit ladder to get up into the stand.  I also built 10' ladder stands out of conduit for smaller, more portable stands.  All the stands built out of conduit are still standing and usable.  The wood based stands lasted maybe 10-12 years, the conduit stands are still going strong.
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Re: Anybody ever build one of these?
« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2018, 01:43:27 PM »
Pinterest has lots of ideas and plans for elevated blonds
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Re: Anybody ever build one of these?
« Reply #23 on: June 05, 2018, 02:19:39 PM »
If hunting with a rifle, ensure you put sound absorbing material on the wall and roof. Your ears will thank you after you shoot.




FYI: the end of the barrel should be outside of the blind before you fire it. That's where the noise is...........just sayin'.. :chuckle: :dunno: :tup: :sry:

One time on a muzzleloader hunt, I took an unplanned shot through the far corner which led to the gun being entirely within the ground blind when fired.  I'm not sure which of us hit the deck faster, me or the deer  :yike:
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Re: Anybody ever build one of these?
« Reply #24 on: June 05, 2018, 02:33:19 PM »
Pinterest has lots of ideas and plans for elevated blonds


Ok. I looked online for elevated blonds and found some interesting material. Hang on, be right back.....IT is calling.

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Re: Anybody ever build one of these?
« Reply #25 on: June 05, 2018, 02:42:19 PM »
Pinterest has lots of ideas and plans for elevated blonds


Ok. I looked online for elevated blonds and found some interesting material. Hang on, be right back.....IT is calling.
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Re: Anybody ever build one of these?
« Reply #26 on: June 05, 2018, 09:06:10 PM »
A buddy of mine had a huge conduit bender that we used.  I put a slight bend in the tops of the conduit to vertically match the 2X6 bottoms for the stand platform.    I built the bases on the ground twice as big as the stand itself.  I drilled through the conduit to bolt them into both corners of the stand, all 4.  I don't think I have any close up pictures but you can see one of them from space!  A built a metal conduit ladder to get up into the stand.  I also built 10' ladder stands out of conduit for smaller, more portable stands.  All the stands built out of conduit are still standing and usable.  The wood based stands lasted maybe 10-12 years, the conduit stands are still going strong.

That conduit base sounds like a great setup.  I decided to keep it simple and just go with pressure treated 4X4 since I don't know how to weld and don't have access to a pipe bender.  If a leg starts to deteriorate down the road, I will just replace it, probably about the time that stand of trees closes up and I can no longer see.  I'm using these Amazon compound angle brackets intended for uses like elevated stands.  Switching out legs shouldn't be a huge problem.  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002MFF5Q/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Re: Anybody ever build one of these?
« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2018, 09:32:24 PM »
Spin, I just seen your post and had to laugh.  I'm from WI and have built or helped build probably 25 of these.  A couple cousins of mine up in the north have cots and wood stoves in them.  That's a bit extreme.  I swear a few of these you could live in for a while.
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Re: Anybody ever build one of these?
« Reply #28 on: June 06, 2018, 08:42:09 AM »
Spin, I just seen your post and had to laugh.  I'm from WI and have built or helped build probably 25 of these.  A couple cousins of mine up in the north have cots and wood stoves in them.  That's a bit extreme.  I swear a few of these you could live in for a while.

I've got relatives in North Dakota with setups like that. Heated, cots and an exterior deck. They play cards while someone takes a turn looking for deer lol. Last I talked they told me they had satellite tv but I'm choosing to believe that was a joke. At least I hope it was.

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Re: Anybody ever build one of these?
« Reply #29 on: June 06, 2018, 08:49:47 AM »
Spin, I just seen your post and had to laugh.  I'm from WI and have built or helped build probably 25 of these.  A couple cousins of mine up in the north have cots and wood stoves in them.  That's a bit extreme.  I swear a few of these you could live in for a while.

I've got relatives in North Dakota with setups like that. Heated, cots and an exterior deck. They play cards while someone takes a turn looking for deer lol. Last I talked they told me they had satellite tv but I'm choosing to believe that was a joke. At least I hope it was.
satellite TV and the NFL package are not uncommon in deer blinds around the country.  During elk season, I know a few camps that bring their dishes and big screens, hook up to the generator and watch all the football games.