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Old 11-06-2015, 10:19 PM   #1
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I had a buddy who started a project of a blind made from a big poly liquid tank that had cracked. He made a big octagon base for it, but never made it any further tan that.
Fast forward a few years, I snatched the octagon base, which measures 8.5' across. I was able to find an old NH3 wagon chassis, throw some tires on it, then mount the big octagon on top.
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I added a little platform off the back, plus some brace stands on the front end, which will hopefully be enough to sturdy it up.
My plan it to made the back wall straight across, with a 30" wide door in the middle. It'll be 7' tall in the front, then 6' tall in the back. The other 5 matching sides will end up being about 42" across.
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I doubt I'll be hunting out of it this season, so progress might be slow. However, I'll post updates as I go along
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Old 11-06-2015, 10:21 PM   #2
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Old 11-07-2015, 08:05 AM   #3
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Can't wait to see final product!
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Old 11-07-2015, 08:09 AM   #4
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I like where this is going already.
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Old 11-07-2015, 09:45 PM   #5
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Awesome-now you have me on a search for a trailer like that
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Old 11-08-2015, 01:47 AM   #6
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Well you have my attention
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Old 11-08-2015, 02:35 AM   #7
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Anyone else start singing AC/DC's Hells Bells?
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Old 11-08-2015, 09:41 AM   #8
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I have a few updates here. Ran out of scrap lumber, so I had to make a trip to Lowes and burn some gift cards that I've had awhile. Got enough 2x4's and some other small supplies to finish the frame on this thing.

Got up early this morning and did some work before church.

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Old 11-08-2015, 12:20 PM   #9
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This has greatness all over it!! I like it!
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Old 11-08-2015, 01:46 PM   #10
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Thanks! I'm thinking I made it too tall. It's 7' in front and 6' in back. I'm 6'4" but I think it might be a lot way up high like that. Maybe it should only be 6'-5' tall

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Old 11-08-2015, 02:15 PM   #11
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You always need a little extra head room.
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Old 11-08-2015, 09:55 PM   #12
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that's a neat project.
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Old 11-08-2015, 10:23 PM   #13
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You'll love all the room. I finished up a 8 foot round blind and really enjoy the space.
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Old 11-08-2015, 10:51 PM   #14
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That thing will be awesome. Cool project
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Old 11-09-2015, 08:37 PM   #15
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Looking good. Cant wait to see it done.
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Old 11-12-2015, 08:18 PM   #16
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Got a little bit more progress done on this thing today. I was able to complete the skeleton of theframe.

I also put together the door in back and for it swinging properly

I'm really liking the way this is turning out. I need to figure out an easy way to out a few shelves in it. I may just get some 1x10's and screw them across for some shelves. Hopefully I can gather up some old barn tin and this thing will be ready to roll soon
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Old 11-17-2015, 08:19 PM   #17
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keep going. I'm taking notes
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Old 11-17-2015, 08:51 PM   #18
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Old 11-18-2015, 09:53 AM   #19
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nice!
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Old 11-18-2015, 02:55 PM   #20
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This looks really good.
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Old 11-18-2015, 05:01 PM   #21
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That's gonna be a heck of a blind. You're gonna love hunting out of that thing.
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Old 11-19-2015, 12:14 AM   #22
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Old 11-19-2015, 12:39 AM   #23
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Can't wait to see the finished product
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Old 11-19-2015, 12:39 AM   #24
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Old 12-05-2015, 11:02 AM   #25
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Gonna be great.
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Old 02-06-2016, 02:14 AM   #26
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So between having a new baby at home, lots of work and cold temps, this thing hasn't been touched in nearly 3 months. Wife and baby went away for the weekend to go antiquing with her mom and grandmother, so I had a good opportunity to play again some this evening.
I screwed in a fancy door latch I rigged up awhile back.
I even nailed on some of the drip edging along the top edge of the windows. I would have done more, but I forgot I'm pretty much at a stand-still until I get a few more boards and tin rounded up. But, I'll have me some good tin in no time, just gotta go pick it up.
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Old 03-30-2016, 11:56 AM   #27
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Any new updates on this!!??
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Old 04-01-2016, 04:59 PM   #28
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I was able to collect a bunch of tin from a fallen down barn a few weeks ago, but haven't made any real progress on construction. Its a busy time of the year for me and it seems like all my weekends are filled up. It's still sitting in the barn waitin on me
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Old 04-04-2016, 09:07 AM   #29
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It's officially ready for tin! I cut one piece last night, only to realize how much it's going to take to do this. I'm thinking I barely have enough, so I'm measuring everything twice!
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Old 04-04-2016, 11:25 AM   #30
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Use a circular saw, it will make quick work of tin!
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Old 04-05-2016, 01:48 AM   #31
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Use a circular saw, it will make quick work of tin!


I am! I found a metal cutting blade that fits right on my Skilsaw, which works well. It does throw a few sparks though
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Old 04-16-2016, 09:47 PM   #32
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I was ably to get several pieces of tin cut and even screwed a few on, starting almond the bottom


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Old 04-16-2016, 09:55 PM   #33
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Can't wait to see finished
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Old 04-17-2016, 11:30 PM   #34
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Got more tin on! All this heavy rain has nowhere to go, so it goes all over the floor...


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Old 04-17-2016, 11:32 PM   #35
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Lookin good!!
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Old 04-18-2016, 02:24 AM   #36
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Coming right along. Nicely done!
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Old 06-04-2016, 12:41 PM   #37
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Old 08-13-2016, 08:54 PM   #38
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More tin! I had a Saturday without a whole lot to do. With fall seasons closing in, I figured I better make some progress today.
I pretty much got all the good out of this blade. I had to make a trip to town and pick up a couple more to finish. Hopefully soon I can get some roof tin screwed down, then this thing will be 95% complete and ready to roll out


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Old 08-13-2016, 08:59 PM   #39
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That is awesome! Good job
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Old 08-15-2016, 11:12 AM   #40
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Coming along nicely, the blade didn't fair too well.
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Old 08-15-2016, 01:05 PM   #41
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Pretty cool. In for the rest of it.
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Old 08-15-2016, 02:08 PM   #42
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Coming along nicely, the blade didn't fair too well.


I would agree! For just cutting some old tin, that thing wore down really quick. They are only $4 each, but still didn't last very long


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Old 08-15-2016, 02:49 PM   #43
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Instead of metal cutting blades, you can use an old wood blade put on with the teeth backwards for tin. You might want some earplugs, but it works great.


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Old 08-15-2016, 03:25 PM   #44
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In for the duration. Cool build!

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Instead of metal cutting blades, you can use an old wood blade put on with the teeth backwards for tin. You will bleed out of your skull until your final breath without earplugs, but it works great.
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Old 08-15-2016, 03:29 PM   #45
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Reminds me of the War Wagon!

"Mine hit the ground first."

"Mine was taller."
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Old 08-15-2016, 09:05 PM   #46
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Instead of metal cutting blades, you can use an old wood blade put on with the teeth backwards for tin. You might want some earplugs, but it works great.


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I've actually tried that before, but results were not very good and left some really jagged edges. Plus, I was in a quiet neighborhood next to an elementary school at that time, so I had to opt for something quieter. Noise wouldn't matter now, the closest neighbor is 1/2 mile away




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Old 08-16-2016, 07:24 AM   #47
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These baby's are the best if you have a friend that owns a pair.



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Old 08-16-2016, 05:21 PM   #48
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This is awesome. The finish product will be BA im sure. Keep pics posted!
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Old 08-17-2016, 03:47 PM   #49
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Best thing for tin is a good carbide tipped wood blade in normal direction.

I built my whole 40x60 shop on a single blade and it cuts fast
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Old 11-27-2016, 06:46 PM   #50
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I
I've been doing some serious work here with no updates, sorry guys. The blind is pretty close to done...as hunting season is winding down. Lol. I've got all the tin screwed on, carpet layer inside, plus a few other amenities that my life easier. I used some old garden lattice for some window covers. They are on an old cabinet hinge, so they can flip up and down with ease.

I put in some little shelves and screwed in some hooks to hang stuff with too.


Is there anything else I'm missing that you guys can think of? I'm ready to be done here, but I can always add something easily...since it'll be awhile still before I hunt out of it



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