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Old 08-27-2017, 04:44 PM   #1
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Finally got started on our blind. Hope to have it ready to take out next weekend.

will have 4 12x36 deer view windows. We framed the windows with studs. Still working on our door plan. Used a grinder and masonry blade to cut the holes, along with a sawzall and circular saw. Got some super adhesive to hold in the frames, but will probably add brackets later on. Stuff cuts relatively easy but it's DUSTY!
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Old 08-27-2017, 04:46 PM   #2
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Old 08-27-2017, 05:00 PM   #3
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Looks good. I have seen the doors done with gate hinges, swinging out with furring strips and frame utilizing the cut out as the door.
If you go this route, cut the hinge side, then install hinges before cutting the other three sides.
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Old 08-27-2017, 08:38 PM   #4
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I believe were gonna use a old wrought iron door thats already framed and hung. Will cover it with plywood or the piece we cut out. I'd like to build it out of the fiberglass, but our cutting skills are perfect
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Old 08-27-2017, 08:43 PM   #5
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Lookin good
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Old 08-27-2017, 08:46 PM   #6
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Pretty cool
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Old 08-27-2017, 08:55 PM   #7
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Looking good. How heavy is it?
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Old 08-27-2017, 08:58 PM   #8
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Unless your going to elevate it, you're probably going to end up blocking off those windows. I have 3 12x24's on mine and I ended up putting chloroplast over 10 inches at the top to keep it darker in there. Still plenty of room to shoot
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Old 08-27-2017, 08:59 PM   #9
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Looking good. How heavy is it?
ummmm. I don't want to think about that yet....

I can tell you it was hell getting it off the trailer by myself. We'll see how easy it is to load and unload at the lease.
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Old 08-27-2017, 09:09 PM   #10
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l like it d
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Old 08-27-2017, 09:13 PM   #11
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Unless your going to elevate it, you're probably going to end up blocking off those windows. I have 3 12x24's on mine and I ended up putting chloroplast over 10 inches at the top to keep it darker in there. Still plenty of room to shoot
Yeah we plan on elevating it at some point
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Old 08-29-2017, 07:45 PM   #12
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Brackets I made for the window frames. Gonna make a hasty door to get it out to the lease this weekend and install a more permanent solution later.

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Old 08-29-2017, 08:24 PM   #13
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Old 08-29-2017, 09:07 PM   #14
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They really aren't that heavy, just awkward to handle. I elevated mine and my sons 5' and could almost raise it by hand.
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Old 08-29-2017, 09:28 PM   #15
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They really aren't that heavy, just awkward to handle. I elevated mine and my sons 5' and could almost raise it by hand.
I disagree...
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Old 08-29-2017, 09:41 PM   #16
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Looks like a great build!
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Old 09-01-2017, 01:15 PM   #17
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Old 10-22-2017, 07:39 PM   #18
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forgot I started this thread. Finished the blind with deer view windows and a door I welded up. Sealed everything with caulk and great stuff. Had to back in the trailer into the exact spot it was going and pull it off with the ranger. Thing will be in place until I die! Great to hunt out of for sure. I'll post finished pics
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Old 10-22-2017, 07:41 PM   #19
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Weve since painted all the exposed wood.



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Old 10-22-2017, 08:19 PM   #20
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Nice job there, I put camo netting on the in side fram with thumb tacks so when the windows are closed there's no glare and when I open the windows it always looks the same, also it helps keeps the bugs out.Name:  IMG_4312.jpg
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Old 10-22-2017, 08:26 PM   #21
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Old 10-23-2017, 12:06 PM   #22
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What did you find cut it best?

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Old 10-23-2017, 12:25 PM   #23
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Nice setup.

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Old 10-23-2017, 12:27 PM   #24
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Old 10-23-2017, 12:38 PM   #25
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I used both a
- circular saw with a $15 or $20 diamond blade (bought 2 blades and only used one for 4 windows and a door.
- Standard handheld 4 or 5" grinder with black, cut out blades (used for fine and finish cuts)

Suggest you wear googles and a face mask to not breath dust. I also used some surgical lab coats to not get fiberglass in my clothes
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Old 10-23-2017, 12:41 PM   #26
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I used both a
- circular saw with a $15 or $20 diamond blade (bought 2 blades and only used one for 4 windows and a door.
- Standard handheld 4 or 5" grinder with black, cut out blades (used for fine and finish cuts)

Suggest you wear googles and a face mask to not breath dust. I also used some surgical lab coats to not get fiberglass in my clothes
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Old 10-23-2017, 10:27 PM   #27
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Are you going to elevate it? Looks roomy, but heavy.
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Old 10-24-2017, 02:20 PM   #28
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Masonry blade on a grinder worked the best. We had to use a sawmill in a few places.
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Old 10-24-2017, 02:21 PM   #29
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Are you going to elevate it? Looks roomy, but heavy.
We were originally going to elevate it, but that idea was scraped when we realized how heavy it was. Very roomy. 2 guys have more than enough room, could hunt more if you wanted. At least it'll never blow away!
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Old 10-24-2017, 02:24 PM   #30
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Very nicely done!!
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Old 10-24-2017, 02:49 PM   #31
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If you use elevator brackets, they elevate very easy.
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Old 10-24-2017, 03:16 PM   #32
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Good build!
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Old 10-24-2017, 03:45 PM   #33
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very nice build!
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Old 10-24-2017, 03:49 PM   #34
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can you show some details for the door, I have one and the door is part of the shell. I would like to build it a bit nicer with a real door and such.
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Old 10-24-2017, 07:32 PM   #35
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can you show some details for the door, I have one and the door is part of the shell. I would like to build it a bit nicer with a real door and such.


These are the only picture I have for now. But I can take more specific pics this weekend if you want. Way overbuilt. 2x2 angle frame with a piece of 1.5sq tubing elwelding into the frame to hinge to. 1.5 sq for the door frame and skinned with 11ga. Two slide bolt latches one on the inside one on the outside.

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Old 10-24-2017, 09:02 PM   #36
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Okay. What was done on mine is to use the piece cut out as the door using gate hinges and latch with some 1x4 on the inside to provide a gasket and sealing surface.
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Old 10-24-2017, 09:51 PM   #37
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Also I welded weld tabs on the edges of the door and bolted it through the tank to secure it
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Old 11-24-2017, 07:24 PM   #38
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I like the way the windows look, is there anything that you would change on them & the door if you had to do it again?
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Old 11-25-2017, 11:15 AM   #39
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I like the way the windows look, is there anything that you would change on them & the door if you had to do it again?


If I did it over Id go with 12x24 windows instead of 36. The door is great except I forgot to put a place for the slide bolt to latch on the outside.
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Old 11-26-2017, 01:27 PM   #40
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Thanks for sharing your build. ><>
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Old 12-02-2017, 11:17 AM   #41
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awesome blind!
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Old 12-02-2017, 03:33 PM   #42
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Nice Work!
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Old 12-04-2017, 04:54 PM   #43
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:07 PM   #44
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Took some better pictures of the door last weekend.



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