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Dale Moser
09-20-2007, 08:25 AM
This is just an improvement (hopefully) on a design I came up with a few years back. I started with a Strong Built 14' Magnum, that I've had up for several years and never hunted from.

Extra beef for the platform.
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Hangin out a little to attach these...
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The old rifle rail made a nice "halo".
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And some 1/2" tubing bent in archs to hold the netting back for plenty off elbow room. The 2 horizontal pieces on the near side in this pic will form the top and bottom of the shooting window.
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I built an offset for the seat that moves it back, and left from the shooting opening (I'm right handed).
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Couple hooks welded in front of me, and a thermacell holder that can be moved all around the blind.
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I'm gonna screw a piece of sheet metal on top for a roof to keep the rain off, and the whole thing will be wrapped in burlap, then draped in military camo netting.

RichII
09-20-2007, 08:34 AM
D~Mo delivers again! Nice job Dale. I sure wish I could find some more of that rubberized military netting.

Dale Moser
09-20-2007, 08:45 AM
This is the design I'm attempting to improve upon.

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Texastaxi
09-20-2007, 10:07 AM
D-Mo ... you are the Shiznit Metal God!

Just one thing ... your Thermacell holder looks like it hold the unit upright.
Did you know that they are supposed to be laid flat, with the grill up, when in use?

I can't wait to see the finished product!

Joey~AP
09-20-2007, 10:13 AM
Make me one!

Make me one!

Dale Moser
09-20-2007, 12:36 PM
I didn't know that Taxi.........guess it'll just have to lay under the seat.:)

There's a bow hanger too. I swear I took a picture of it, but it wasn't there when I pulled the pics out of the camera so....

I think I might try to put shoot through over the shooting hole as well.

Texastaxi
09-20-2007, 12:57 PM
I do have to give you props though, Dale ... that's the stoutest looking Thermacell holder I've ever seen! :D

Could you possibly just re-weld the part that fits over the tube ... so that it'll lay flat, either on top of or hang below the same cross member? I KNOW you have the ability!

Dale Moser
09-20-2007, 01:08 PM
I could, but I'm done welding till it cools off.:D

When I was heatin and beatin the steel for the bow hanger, I though....Texastaxi is gonna bust my stones for not puttin a beer holder in here.....maybe I could convert the T-cell holder.:D

Tippit, you been weldin alot longer than I have! I know you and Squibner could build 3 in the time it took me to do this one.:)

I found this pic a few minutes ago. It's where my avatar buck was standing when I let him have it.:D
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Joey~AP
09-20-2007, 01:11 PM
I have found that is mo betta to drink beer and watch.....than to weld and let yer beer get hot!

Texastaxi
09-20-2007, 01:13 PM
Dale, honestly, I didn't think you were done with the project ... I haven't seen any of your stuff that DIDN'T have a beer holder.

I'm especially fond of the holder on the reciever hitch skinnin' hoist you did! :D

Dale Moser
09-20-2007, 03:43 PM
Nope, it's pretty much done!:D Except for being wrapped in burlap, draped in military camo, and stuffed in a tree! And maybe some shoot through....

woody
09-22-2007, 04:09 PM
I have that exact tripod stand and also beefed up the platform as i am a big boy. I used T-post and welded a 1' piece horizontally to the top of the T-post {to for a T} and then bolted this to the underside of the platform with u-bolts and also added a flange to the bottom of the T-post to allow it to bolt to the flanges already attached to the tripod post {where the X-braces attach}. This platform is now so sturdy it should hold at least 500 pounds. I will finish setting it up this weekend between hunts. Woody

Texas Grown
09-22-2007, 09:28 PM
Mo Moser Madness at it's best! Nice work Dale! :)

AgHntr10
09-23-2007, 01:59 PM
Great idea

djc
12-31-2007, 03:54 PM
Do you have any finished pictures? It looks like a great set up, I plan on doing something similar on two of my stands for next season.

Ben
01-04-2008, 07:10 PM
Haven't checked the DIY forum in awhile. Nice work, Dale!

BrandonA
01-08-2008, 09:23 AM
Dale

Any finsihed pictures?

Joey~AP
01-08-2008, 09:24 AM
The DiePod!

Dale Moser
01-08-2008, 11:04 AM
It's still setting in the driveway looking just like it did. When I find just the right spot for it, I'll take pics of it wrapped and camo'd. We have one similar already up and it looks and works well.

TexasCanesFan
01-08-2008, 11:42 AM
It's still setting in the driveway looking just like it did. When I find just the right spot for it, I'll take pics of it wrapped and camo'd. We have one similar already up and it looks and works well.

Which welder do you use D-Mo???? Looking to get one to start doing some projects in the off-season.

Dale Moser
01-08-2008, 01:10 PM
I use a millermatic 175, the current version is the 180. I understand it has more bells and whistles.

GRIZZ64
01-25-2008, 10:48 AM
Looks Great. Where do you get your Camo Netting?

jooger17
01-27-2008, 06:18 AM
Great stuff Dale! What does the whole rig weigh appx? Just an idea, I would stray away from sheet metal on the roof. It will magnify the sound of your shot. Maybe thin play wood??? Its not maitnience free but it will absorb the sound rather than project it. Great work though, I may "borrow" your idea.

Dale Moser
10-20-2008, 03:11 PM
Finally got around to wrappin this **** this weekend and got it stood up, although I forgot to take pictures of it "on-site".

We wrapped it in burlap (doubled in some places), then draped it with military surplus camo netting. I forgot the plywood for the roof, I'll just have to cut it in half and put it in from the bottom.

It looks like there is a lot of light getting through in the pics, but in the shade where it sets, it's very dark inside.

1 year, and 647 zip ties later..........

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Joey~AP
10-20-2008, 03:17 PM
You can darken the inside with a roll of that WeedBlocker stuff from Home Depot. Just staple some of it to the burlap.

Looks good!

jerp
10-20-2008, 03:21 PM
That looks really great Dale. I've often wondered why nothing like that is commercially available - I think it would sell. I especially like the double swivel on the seat.

Dale Moser
10-20-2008, 03:34 PM
We spray painted the inside of the burlap dark green too. Once I put the roof in, it will be very dark setting in the shade.

dwactx
10-20-2008, 07:09 PM
Thats some serious DIY skills right there.

Tmag
10-20-2008, 07:47 PM
That next toi the last pic looks like something out of star wars. Cool build Dale. You have talent the rest of us yearn for.

JTTMI
10-21-2008, 08:44 AM
That is how a pod should be made.

planomustang
10-21-2008, 09:27 AM
Great Job!!!

There may be a market for the seat offset. I would buy one.

Randy

Cottonfish
10-21-2008, 09:41 AM
I've got a 12' tripod at the lease in Sabinal that needs this treatment.........thanks for following up on the completed project, Dale, I noted the original thread when it was first posted. Great work.

Stu

Dr. D
10-21-2008, 01:00 PM
Just when I finish one project you give me another one to start.:D

Bohunter
10-22-2008, 08:13 PM
Looks good glad you got her out there to use it:):):)

gonehuntin
10-23-2008, 07:34 PM
If you can dream it, Dale can build it.

cope2509
10-25-2008, 09:40 AM
Nice work

wassaw
10-25-2008, 11:07 AM
Looks great! kinda resembles a paper hornets (wasps) nest.

Roy D Mercer
10-29-2008, 09:48 AM
Great looking pod Mo. I like.:)

Mary
10-29-2008, 10:08 AM
Love it! Appears you might can stay cool in that blind. If not, I suppose camo painting the body before stripping the clothes would be necessary :D

Dale Moser
10-29-2008, 10:38 AM
That would sure make things more interesting!:) I sure wouldn't try it without a Thermacell. And I'd sure hate to fall out of the thing, and be found in that state.....:eek:

slayer
10-29-2008, 10:45 AM
LMAO! Nice work Dale! You ought to put on a welding class for us less fortunate. We can definately provide the beverages!

Legdog
10-31-2008, 02:30 PM
outstanding

chongo
10-31-2008, 02:52 PM
that sucker is slick - nice work!

Biff
11-04-2008, 10:39 PM
Looks Great!

Dale Moser
08-13-2009, 07:09 AM
Top for Dc78.

texashunter74
08-13-2009, 07:20 AM
That is great.

Deathrow Jethro
08-13-2009, 07:41 AM
DALE YOU HAVE "WAY MAD SKILLZ" THERE BRA. ;)b

DJames
08-13-2009, 08:03 AM
I have been thinking about something like this for my Tri pod.
This gets the wheels to spinnin'.
Dale, NICE WORK!

Double-Drop
08-13-2009, 10:09 AM
Great job.

zcole04
08-13-2009, 10:58 AM
Nice work.

Navajo
08-13-2009, 04:47 PM
Pretty cool.

firehog261
08-13-2009, 10:02 PM
awesome design

Dale Moser
09-29-2010, 06:58 PM
Top for Tim!


No idea why I made it so tall inside, I'd make it quite a bit shorter inside if I did it again.

PBFrijoles
09-29-2010, 08:17 PM
very cool dale

buckwild17
09-29-2010, 08:33 PM
Sweet !!!!

Tmag
09-29-2010, 08:47 PM
Top for Tim!


No idea why I made it so tall inside, I'd make it quite a bit shorter inside if I did it again.

Thanks Hand, I have a 16 footer I want to make some improvements on. My cousin is cutting the shooting rail off when he goes up this week so I can hunt it Saturday morning. Will be wearing a harness so this fat boy doesn't make a deep hole in the ground if I fall.

F250DSLPWR
09-29-2010, 11:54 PM
Well Dog gone it! Now I have to build one too!

Great idea!

shane stoe
09-30-2010, 12:53 AM
not to shabby...

Tmag
09-30-2010, 06:49 AM
Alright, I have right clicked and saved all the pics. There will be a new tripod renovation on stand soon. Will make do with the big oak I have it stuffed into for a little while unless I find a better place for my pop up.

Thanks again Dale. ;)b

Dale Moser
09-30-2010, 10:52 AM
Save the rifle rail, it makes a nice "halo" around the top!

Tmag
09-30-2010, 11:02 AM
Save the rifle rail, it makes a nice "halo" around the top!

Noticed that and made a mental note to self, "tell cousin not to sling it in the junk pile when he cuts it loose Friday."

DEADON
10-08-2010, 08:20 AM
very nice i like

CharlesR
10-08-2010, 08:50 AM
Great Job.

JSCOTT
10-08-2010, 08:54 AM
I need to learn how to weld

h5ranch
10-08-2010, 09:17 AM
great job

Dale Moser
10-11-2010, 10:46 AM
I moved this thing this weekend and setup for s wind. I need 10 more minutes with zip ties, netting, and the pole saw to get it perfect....but I had a couple in range this weekend. It's gonna get much more use moving forward.

http://184.72.239.143/mu/a6cd08be-3144-0087.jpg

Antbed
10-13-2010, 09:22 PM
Great job

Texas Tracker
10-14-2010, 09:34 AM
Looks great Dale got me thinking about one.

Reaper
10-14-2010, 10:35 AM
love it dale, great job

NaClH2O_therapy
11-02-2010, 04:44 PM
this thing is sweet cant wait to give one of my tripods this treatment.

Tmag
05-15-2011, 10:57 PM
Noticed that and made a mental note to self, "tell cousin not to sling it in the junk pile when he cuts it loose Friday."

Can't believe I forgot the dadgum shooting rail. Cousin took it off and tossed it to the ground last year. I went up and dismantled my tripod and loaded all parts on my trailer with the 4 wheeler and brought them home. Unloading in the shop and what do you know, I left the stinking shooting rail laying on the ground where it was tossed last year at the lease. :rolleyes: :o :(
I guess an additional trip will be needed. Glad my lease is only an hour from the house.

CletusBodeen
05-16-2011, 12:11 AM
As soon as I finish my truck sleeper blind I'll be starting on my tripod rebuild;)b

NaClH2O_therapy
05-16-2011, 08:17 AM
great DIY project I'm doing this to one of my tripods while working nights this week. I havent decided if i'm doing the offset seat bracket yet.

OldRiverRat
05-16-2011, 03:13 PM
Dale what were the lengths and what angles (degrees) did you use for the frame?

Loreva13
05-16-2011, 03:16 PM
job well done, looks good

Tmag
05-16-2011, 03:53 PM
Dale what were the lengths and what angles (degrees) did you use for the frame?

Good question that I forgot to ask.

Dale Moser
05-18-2011, 10:43 AM
Sorry I'm behind fellas. I don't really remember how tall that thing is inside, but I'm 6' and I can stand up in it. I have no idea why I made it that tall...:confused::confused: I wouldn't if I did it over.

As far as the angles, I don't know that either.....I just kept notching the tubing and bending untill it looked right.

I'd knock a foot off the top, and steepen that angle till it creates enough room in there. I wouldn't do it without off setting the seat either, I find myself trying to lean further back into the corner.

ashx2
05-18-2011, 12:28 PM
I find myself trying to lean further back into the corner.

LOL! So are you trying to say you tend to take naps while in the stand??? LOL!:eek::D

flufster
05-18-2011, 03:18 PM
man, i like this!!!! glad someone brought it back from the dead

Tmag
05-20-2011, 10:23 PM
Got mine all apart and ready to go. Fixing to start gathering the square tubing and lining up my welder buddy to fabricate. Still have to get to the lease and get the halo ring, kicking self again for that bit of forgetfulness. :rolleyes:

The General
05-20-2011, 11:21 PM
That is a SICK build! So awesome!

Leonhogboy
05-21-2011, 08:09 AM
Nice mods Dale.:)


Still have to get to the lease and get the halo ring, kicking self again for that bit of forgetfulness. :rolleyes:

As we mature.:p

mossbear
05-21-2011, 08:18 AM
Nice work, Dale. I hadn't seen this thread until the recent posts revived it.

Mike Murphey
05-21-2011, 08:27 AM
In the one picture of the inside of the seat, is that a birds nest in the lower left hand corner of the picture???

macoop
05-22-2011, 09:23 AM
Dang..........haven't finished my last project and you've got me already thinking about my next one.

jrwest66
05-23-2011, 04:38 AM
Wish I was that smart

LastHurrah
05-23-2011, 07:38 AM
Looks awesome man!

1FREAK
05-23-2011, 02:33 PM
very nice work....may have to try it..

Tx-Burt
03-16-2012, 09:13 PM
Had to dig this one back up...

Just picked up mine from the deer lease, gonna steal this idea for the top. I need to reinforce it and weld the legs or something. Just seems to wobbly bolted together. It actually fell over 1yr in high winds and bent the top rail.

Is the added seat bracket opposite from the ladder/side pole ? does it give you that much more room to get in and stuff ?

Dale Moser
03-16-2012, 10:31 PM
Had to dig this one back up...

Just picked up mine from the deer lease, gonna steal this idea for the top. I need to reinforce it and weld the legs or something. Just seems to wobbly bolted together. It actually fell over 1yr in high winds and bent the top rail.

Is the added seat bracket opposite from the ladder/side pole ? does it give you that much more room to get in and stuff ?

I'm glad this popped up. My pops shot his 1st ever deer with a bow (after several hundred with a rifle) out of that blind this past year at the tender age of 60! A 10 tiner...and I got to track and gut it for him........It was top 5 hunting times for me.


As far as the blind, the seat bracket moves the seat toward the top of the ladder, and to the left if you were climbing the ladder. I wish it went farther into that corner to help hide in the shadows.

Crews
03-17-2012, 10:09 AM
Great Idea Man!

Tx-Burt
03-17-2012, 10:33 AM
I've thought about making some kind of slide mount to see if I can get it further back. It will make it nice climbing in and scootn torwards the back. I just started laying out the steel and see what extras I got. I got some pretty good ideas of how I want to transform it to make it more roomy.

LloydMcCoy
07-16-2014, 11:59 AM
Up from the dead!0

Dale Moser
07-16-2014, 06:36 PM
Throwback!

HainesNYT
07-16-2014, 06:45 PM
I like how you did that seat mount. Nice job Dale.

macoop
07-16-2014, 09:49 PM
I missed this when it came through the first time. You did a heck of a job on that thing. We had one years ago that we TRIED to do that to but we used electrical conduit and it looked like a first year plumber bent the conduit. It sure didn't look as nice as yours.
Nice work!!

cj7zrcool
07-21-2014, 10:28 AM
You're probably ready to toss that old prototype by now and build the new/improved version. I'll come dispose of it for you. :D

NaClH2O_therapy
07-26-2014, 06:16 PM
Always like to see this one pop back up. I took one of my tripod s and and made one of these.
The only thing I never made was the seat bracket. I need to finish that project, I started it 3 years ago and the tripod is still sitting behind my garage. I mostly hunt from my pop-up ground blinds. It would be nice to have my tripod up at the lease.

Abilene955
07-27-2014, 07:01 PM
Nice work..