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kraftymate
02-21-2007, 02:06 PM
Has any of you used the Blind Elevators that are used to build stands? Have you homebuilt one?



kraftymate

TX CHICKEN
02-21-2007, 02:23 PM
I used them for a homemade blind I built this year. Make sure the base is sturdy--first attempt to set mine up I ripped the 2X4's off the bottom-rookie mistake. After reinforcing them it went up easily. They are worth the $80 or so.
Mike

Dale Moser
02-22-2007, 07:58 AM
I helped my bro-in-law build a blind with those this year. Not bad a'tall, but the 4X4 legs will require quite a bit of X bracing.

bar2hunter
02-22-2007, 01:12 PM
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BIG IRON
02-23-2007, 04:51 PM
Those things work great. Not sure you could build them (time inc) for $80.

Ryan
02-23-2007, 05:03 PM
I used them on the bow blind I built this past summer. They are very easy to use and for the price you cant beat em. I put the base together first and then the walls and roof.
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They are strong enough to hold up alot of wood and two heavywieght (overwieght) guys.

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BIG IRON
02-23-2007, 07:08 PM
Ryan,
I would like to get a detail on those windows. I am assuming that is shoot-thru mesh.

Ryan
02-23-2007, 08:52 PM
Windows are about 33" x 20". The screen is from the Double Bull Matrix replacement netting that I put into a regular window screen frame. It only lasted a couple of hunts because of the glare once the sun came up over the trees. With the blacked out inside the deer never even looked up when the big windows were open.

whitetailfanatic
02-23-2007, 09:41 PM
Bar2hntr, they are both pretty much the same idea for home made bases. www.sportsmansguide.com got 2 last year. so far so good will find out this weekend with the high winds comin'.

djc
02-24-2007, 11:28 AM
Ryan, what's the size of that stand?

Chris
02-25-2007, 07:41 PM
Ryan pm sent!

Ryan
02-25-2007, 09:28 PM
8' long x 6' deep x 6' tall and about 6' off the ground.

Chris
02-25-2007, 09:59 PM
Gracias!

kraftymate
03-01-2007, 03:26 PM
Can someone give some SPECIFIC measurments on these, maybe take some pictures with a ruler next to it and the angle it welded on.

Thanks
kraftymate

whitetailfanatic
03-07-2007, 03:41 PM
pm sent

Chris
03-09-2007, 09:44 PM
They work great I rebuilt my box blind with them!

Ag96
05-01-2007, 08:15 PM
I used the elevators on a 4x6 blind last weekend. Definitely made the whole process easier...now getting that heavy *** blind up in the air is another story. Also got the idea for the cantilever porch from the DVD that comes with the elevators.

Now it just needs a coat of paint, some railing for the stairs and decide how I am going to do the windows. Looking for a plexiglass type of window.

whitetailfanatic
05-02-2007, 01:16 PM
looks like mine! good job!

Roger493
05-02-2007, 03:31 PM
Stand by Krafty, I'll get you some pics of my homemade ones when I return from the lease.

whitetailfanatic
05-02-2007, 05:14 PM
sent him pics bout 4 months ago, don't know if he made em or not.

Matt2006Martin
05-25-2007, 12:45 AM
Now thats something I could use!! super job!! ;;;;------>

Matt2006Martin
05-25-2007, 12:46 AM
GetURDONENow thats something I could use!! super job!! ;;;;------>

Roger493
07-16-2007, 02:25 PM
Here is my pictures of my home made elevators. I made a templet out of a file folder and wrapped it around the tubing to make the cuts. The legs are set at 25 ish degrees, both directions.

jfk47
07-25-2007, 04:35 PM
AG96 - When you find your window material, please post it on here. I have been thinking about putting in plexiglass windows in my stand since last year, but I can't find any kind of frames (metal). I have seen some at the hunter's shows, but most of the time they won't tell you their source or they don't know either. Anybody else out there know where a body can get some alumn. frames like the ones in the high-dollar stands.

Guardian Reaper
07-30-2007, 07:55 AM
Great project, the homemade ones look pretty strong as well. Should make some great blinds from these.