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Old 05-12-2019, 04:26 PM   #1
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CWBrown and I are building some stands for the krivomans we just picked up. Iím pretty excited to see how they turn out, Iíve been hunting out of tripods past several years so this will be a big upgrade at the lease. A lot of this build was inspired by DRTís build.
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Old 05-12-2019, 04:27 PM   #2
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Blind Loaded and headed back to SA




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Old 05-12-2019, 04:28 PM   #3
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We got all the pieces cut (hope our math is right) time to start putting together...




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Old 05-12-2019, 05:00 PM   #4
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:13 AM   #5
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I'll be following along.
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:40 AM   #7
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Finished the cuts for everything and putting together the top yesterday, looks good. Out of town for work this week so probably can’t start working on it again till the weekend.




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Old 05-13-2019, 10:26 AM   #8
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Tagged, Please share the dimensions of your cuts
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:31 AM   #9
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Old 05-13-2019, 12:51 PM   #10
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Shoulda just went over and measure up Johnny Makers tower for his Krivo and matched it.
Looking good either way.
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Old 05-13-2019, 12:56 PM   #11
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Shoulda just went over and measure up Johnny Makers tower for his Krivo and matched it.
Looking good either way.
Mine are going to be little smaller, lighter and portable 👍
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Old 05-13-2019, 01:16 PM   #12
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Looking good! How much weight are you planning to support?
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Old 05-13-2019, 02:04 PM   #13
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Looking good! How much weight are you planning to support?
The octagon is 63 inches wide. The blind is 82 inches wide so a little will overlap on the 3/4Ē plywood. The blinds probably weigh 100 pounds plus couple big guys if a buddy ever sits with me. I think they will support more then enough.

Iím building three total so we will see how first one works with these dimensions.
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Old 05-13-2019, 08:35 PM   #15
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Very nice!!!Thatís going to work out real good.

I added a platform to my Krivoblind last year...Went with a 5 ft 10Ē base. Iím real happy with it.
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Old 05-17-2019, 09:43 PM   #16
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Dang James, those measurements look good!

The goal is to have a elevated setup that one man could move by himself as long as he could back the truck up to the stand. This would allow him to slide the blind in the bed. Then pull the legs and stairs off the stand and load it up.

The stand in the pics is intentionally small to save weight and make it easier to handle, but once it is complete we will see.

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Old 05-17-2019, 10:11 PM   #17
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Dang James, those measurements look good!

The goal is to have a elevated setup that one man could move by himself as long as he could back the truck up to the stand. This would allow him to slide the blind in the bed. Then pull the legs and stairs off the stand and load it up.

The stand in the pics is intentionally small to save weight and make it easier to handle, but once it is complete we will see.
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Old 05-18-2019, 06:58 AM   #18
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Looks good. Invest in 3-4 jack stands!
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:25 PM   #19
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Dang James, those measurements look good!

The goal is to have a elevated setup that one man could move by himself as long as he could back the truck up to the stand. This would allow him to slide the blind in the bed. Then pull the legs and stairs off the stand and load it up.

The stand in the pics is intentionally small to save weight and make it easier to handle, but once it is complete we will see.
Why would he want to move them ď Horn ForeverĒ
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Old 05-20-2019, 03:46 PM   #20
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I had planned on doing something similar, but went the easier route and built one out of treated lumber. Solid as a rock, but HEAVY!
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Old 05-27-2019, 11:09 AM   #21
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I’ve got an interesting photo of my Krivo.
After the tornado that torn down trees next to it.
Surprisingly zero damage to the krivo blind
Destroyed a nearby old tower blind
Someone want help me post a photo

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Old 05-28-2019, 08:38 AM   #23
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Nice, between James and I we have been out of town since we started but looking like we should get the chance to finish up this stand this coming weekend or next week!
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Old 06-02-2019, 06:43 PM   #24
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Chad and I finally got few hours today to work on the build. Coming along nicely ...



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Old 06-05-2019, 09:43 PM   #25
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Feet and removable staircase done today



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Old 06-06-2019, 09:32 AM   #26
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Coming together nicely!
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Old 06-06-2019, 09:51 AM   #27
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Roughing it is about to take on a whole new meaning.............build is looking good.

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Old 06-06-2019, 01:47 PM   #28
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Need some opinions on bracing for legs,

I am thinking of measuring a foot up from the bottom on each leg and putting some small square tubing from leg to leg.

Now my issue is that I want to be able to put a decent amount of pressure on each leg going out from the blind. My solution right now is to splice a turn buckle in the middle of each brace which would allow me to adjust them in and out. Do yall think a normal turnbuckle can handle pushing instead of pulling?

If I need to explain better just let me know!
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Old 06-06-2019, 03:09 PM   #29
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I really like your stairs. Gonna use that technique next time.
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Old 06-06-2019, 07:19 PM   #30
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Need some opinions on bracing for legs,

I am thinking of measuring a foot up from the bottom on each leg and putting some small square tubing from leg to leg.

Now my issue is that I want to be able to put a decent amount of pressure on each leg going out from the blind. My solution right now is to splice a turn buckle in the middle of each brace which would allow me to adjust them in and out. Do yall think a normal turnbuckle can handle pushing instead of pulling?

If I need to explain better just let me know!


3/4 all thread and some nuts. You should be able to make that work and itíll be cheaper.
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Old 06-06-2019, 07:26 PM   #31
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3/4 all thread and some nuts. You should be able to make that work and itíll be cheaper.
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Old 06-06-2019, 08:16 PM   #32
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I don't know if this will help you or not but I built 2 octagon bases for my Krivoman blinds last year. Start looked almost identical to yours. I did X braces and it is beyond solid.









My son enjoyed being the "torch man" so I could bend them once they got hot


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Old 06-06-2019, 08:21 PM   #33
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Look familiar???



Finished/In Field pics aren't the best but you can zoom in.



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Old 06-06-2019, 08:25 PM   #34
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Thatís nice!!
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Old 06-06-2019, 08:41 PM   #35
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Very nice TexasCanes!
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Old 06-06-2019, 08:50 PM   #36
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Very Nice TexasCanes, if you don’t mind me asking what size tubing did you use for your leg braces? I had some 3/16 2inch laying around so that is what I used but next time I would like something with a tighter fit!

Also I coped my sleeves at 75 degrees and just a 90 off that line, what angle did you cut your leg sleeves at?
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Old 06-06-2019, 09:01 PM   #37
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Thanks guys. They turned out very nice. We love them.

The X braces are just 1" square tubing, can't remember the thickness but not much. 14 gauge?? The attachment points were cut out of a 6" piece of strap. Same as the feet.

Frame is 2" 14 gauge and legs are 1 3/4" 11 gauge.

Leg sleeves were cut at 15 degrees.

At times I wish I would have done a staircase instead of the ladder, but 99% of the time I am hunting with my son as we just hand stuff to each other.

The major thing I would change is to add a handrail around the top like most tower blinds have around the porch. I plan to weld up some "bolt on" handrails but just haven't got around to it this year.
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Old 06-06-2019, 09:52 PM   #38
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You sir are a craftsman of the highest order
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Old 06-15-2019, 07:03 PM   #39
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Today, Chad got the bracing done! This stand is sturdy and can hold
all my fat friends! Just need to finish the handrail, add plywood then paint. We’re getting close ...




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Old 06-15-2019, 07:56 PM   #40
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Looks good....I like it.
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Old 06-15-2019, 08:51 PM   #41
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Very nice. Looking great.
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Old 06-20-2019, 08:15 AM   #42
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Very nice. Looking great.
Dang man, didnt realize you were still around

looking great James! - Bone and I can be equivalent to one of your fat friends
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Old 07-02-2019, 03:02 PM   #43
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Got the final coat of paint on it, just letting it dry before putting it all together!


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Old 07-03-2019, 02:31 PM   #44
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Old 07-03-2019, 06:24 PM   #45
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that is slick man. Awesome work.
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Old 07-03-2019, 06:30 PM   #46
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Nice work, great looking setup.
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Old 07-03-2019, 08:52 PM   #47
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Great set up!
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Old 07-03-2019, 08:58 PM   #48
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Sweet! That'll be a great set up for the rest of your life.
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Old 07-03-2019, 09:31 PM   #49
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Nice I love it
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Old 07-03-2019, 09:37 PM   #50
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Next time weld a short piece of angle iron on the inside of the leg near the bottom and on up on the stubb out of the platform. This puts it at the right angle for you to run the square tubing cross bracing (on the inside of the legs) and use self tapping screws through the tubing into the angle. it will lay flat across them. Make them all equidistant on the legs to get the cross bracing equal.
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