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02-21-2007, 02:06 PM
Has any of you used the Blind Elevators that are used to build stands? Have you homebuilt one?
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.
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.
02-22-2007, 01:12 PM
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02-23-2007, 04:51 PM
Those things work great. Not sure you could build them (time inc) for $80.
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.
They are strong enough to hold up alot of wood and two heavywieght (overwieght) guys.
02-23-2007, 07:08 PM
I would like to get a detail on those windows. I am assuming that is shoot-thru mesh.
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.
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'.
Ryan, what's the size of that stand?
02-25-2007, 07:41 PM
Ryan pm sent!
8' long x 6' deep x 6' tall and about 6' off the ground.
02-25-2007, 09:59 PM
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.
03-07-2007, 03:41 PM
03-09-2007, 09:44 PM
They work great I rebuilt my box blind with them!
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.
05-02-2007, 01:16 PM
looks like mine! good job!
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.
05-02-2007, 05:14 PM
sent him pics bout 4 months ago, don't know if he made em or not.
05-25-2007, 12:45 AM
Now thats something I could use!! super job!! ;;;;------>
05-25-2007, 12:46 AM
GetURDONENow thats something I could use!! super job!! ;;;;------>
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.
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.
07-30-2007, 07:55 AM
Great project, the homemade ones look pretty strong as well. Should make some great blinds from these.
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