View Full Version : Tripod Stands

10-27-2006, 12:04 PM
I have built a number of these over the years. I have found the triangle tops are great for tucking back in the brush and the gear bars on the back are nice for grunt tubes rattling horns etc.

I have different sets of legs to match the terrain and available cover from 5' (South Texas) to 12' (Hill Country)




10-27-2006, 12:09 PM
that is a sweet tripod!!! I sure wish I could weld....

10-27-2006, 12:11 PM
are you selling them. if so how much.

10-27-2006, 12:25 PM
Sorry, I just build them for myself. As slow as I weld, I would have to charge a fortune for them. :)

10-27-2006, 12:53 PM
another great job Cull! Thanks for sharing.

Nothing like the pride in building your own stuff!

Steve W
10-27-2006, 01:30 PM
those look great.
this new DIY section is gonna be a money saver!!!

just a thought on those plastic seats. i use the same on my tripods and got tired of moisture in them. drill a 1/4" hole in the lowest part of the bowl then spray seat with rain-x. dew drips down and out. burlap over the seat keeps leaves out and is quite on those cold (loud) mornings.

10-28-2006, 09:10 AM
WOW! Gives me an idea about building one for myself with those lightweight aluminum camo net poles I found at army surplus store.

10-28-2006, 11:20 PM
man those are nice

10-30-2006, 04:32 PM
nice tripod

10-30-2006, 09:43 PM
Them are slick, great job.

11-07-2006, 10:09 PM
what is the proper angle for the legs?

11-09-2006, 09:04 AM
I would guess 15 or so. The higher you go the further apart they are.

Do I win.

11-09-2006, 08:08 PM
I think these were 22.5 degrees. Anywhere between 20 and 22.5 should be fine.

11-09-2006, 08:14 PM
Thanks for the angle info.

I have been thinking of building some along the same concept with variable leg length.

Thanks again!

11-10-2006, 07:42 AM
Hey Cull.

What size square tubing is the stubs and the legs.

Thanx for the info

11-10-2006, 08:00 AM
The legs are 1 1/2" and I can't remember (1 3/4"??) the stub size but any metal shop can find you some that will snug fit inside over the 1 1/2".

11-10-2006, 08:08 AM
Looks like a good reason for Codeman to learn how to weld! Thanks, Cull!

11-10-2006, 09:16 AM
Thanx so much for the info.

11-13-2006, 10:48 PM
Cull those are some good lookin Tripods!!!!

11-17-2006, 07:13 PM
These are really nice.

you said the legs were 1 1/2 inch, how about the triangle around the seat and also what guage did you use 14?

What length is the larger square tubing under the seat?

I'm going to see about trying this as a welding project.

11-20-2006, 07:03 PM
great looking tripods. my only suggestion would be to drill some drain holes in the seats. nothing like hunting w/ a wet arse in 30 degree weather. of course w/ as little rain as we've seen it might not matter. :rolleyes:

11-22-2006, 06:32 AM
The larger receiver tubes are about 14" and the triangle is 14 ga 1" tubing.

There are holes in the seat for water to drain. They are just hard to see. No wet butt form me. :)

11-22-2006, 06:39 AM
What is the estimated cost to make one of those bad boys....not including labor of course:)

11-22-2006, 11:30 PM
With the longer legs (12 footers) do you find it is still stable? Just curious. I'm trying to get everything lined up to make some of these and ladder stands this spring. Wasn't sure if it would be good to have supports halfway up for stability or not. Thanks for the great ideas!

11-23-2006, 10:05 AM
Looks like that all of the tripods are different in size? If so what size material did you use to make the small tripod? (Stubs, triangle)

11-29-2006, 09:20 AM
Angles are the same, I just built the far right one out of scrap and it is a 5-6 footer for south Texas made out of 1 1/4 material.

11-29-2006, 06:15 PM
Any way a kid could get the instructions on how to build a stand like that

11-29-2006, 07:01 PM
or an extremely good looking 41 year old!! Please, send me the specs or the emails to my account, so I can work with my dad to make me some.

11-29-2006, 09:24 PM
Im not even saying im good looking just lookin for an ag prodject and have been working on and design and your looks good.

01-02-2007, 10:02 AM
Cull these are great. can you by chance post the specs on the bases.


01-02-2007, 12:07 PM
Very nice Cull. Looks like I have a new project after I finish my hog trap.

01-22-2007, 06:41 PM
Thanks Steve for getting back with me. Can't wait to get started. From your diagram I believe I can make it a pole stand as well. Again thanks.

02-06-2007, 07:24 AM
I just saw these. Good job Cull!!! I'll have to get busy this off season.

04-29-2007, 05:02 PM
The triangle is exactly 36" per side. The receiver tubes for the legs are 12" (but may need to be longer depending on your height, I am 5'10") long and have a square piece of steel plate at the top cut to the same size as the swivels. The swivels are bolted on.