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Old 08-12-2017, 07:55 PM   #1
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Made some progress today on the new blinds. We just need to finish up on the platforms and then they will be ready for wood.


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Old 08-13-2017, 10:32 AM   #2
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****! Looks great!

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Old 08-13-2017, 08:30 PM   #3
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Put the legs on today. Now just need to frame the doors and ladders. Forgot needs windows as well LOL!


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Old 08-17-2017, 10:52 PM   #4
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Man those are going to be Sweeeeet! Very nice builds. I like the way you are knocking out all of them in the same stages!
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Old 08-17-2017, 10:57 PM   #5
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Should be finished with them this weekend. Now that all the hot stuff is done, I can put the welder up and start putting wood around them. The one problem we are having is the hear man it's hot outside.
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Old 08-17-2017, 11:02 PM   #6
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Wow... Very impressive. I think your the type of guy that gets things done!
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Old 08-18-2017, 12:01 PM   #7
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I try to get things done, but the help keeps stumbling LOL!!
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Old 08-18-2017, 12:40 PM   #8
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Galvanized?

What size tubing are you using? Hope to start one in the next week or so
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Old 08-18-2017, 01:07 PM   #9
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Looking good! can you take a close up of how you welded the legs to the base?
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Old 08-18-2017, 01:35 PM   #10
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Galvanized?

What size tubing are you using? Hope to start one in the next week or so
Yes all Galvanized. The tubing is 1" the base is 3" works pretty good.
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Old 08-18-2017, 01:36 PM   #11
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I like your style!!!
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Old 08-18-2017, 01:47 PM   #12
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Will upload some more pictures tonight. Finally finished the braces around the legs the platform and ladder. Now it's time to put them all together this weekend.
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Old 08-18-2017, 01:48 PM   #13
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Old 08-19-2017, 06:28 PM   #14
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Finally finished up the platforms and ladders. Going to start on the wood and windows tomorrow and paint on Monday.


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Old 08-19-2017, 11:35 PM   #15
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Old 08-19-2017, 11:57 PM   #16
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Looking good
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Old 08-20-2017, 06:29 PM   #17
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Looks good! How do you have stands connected to the frame of the blind?
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Old 08-20-2017, 06:53 PM   #18
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Looks good! How do you have stands connected to the frame of the blind?

The frame is all galvanized and welded together.


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Old 08-20-2017, 06:55 PM   #19
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Finally making some progress, but the heat is a killer. My buddy is working his tail off to get these done and with only two of us most of the week it's very time consuming.


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Old 08-20-2017, 09:27 PM   #20
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Super nice blinds!
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Old 08-20-2017, 10:20 PM   #21
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Super nice blinds!
A lot of work Thanks!
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Old 08-21-2017, 09:22 AM   #22
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Great work!
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Old 08-21-2017, 10:05 AM   #23
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How much do you figure the blinds (not including the towers) weigh after being skinned? What are the overall dimensions (sorry if I missed it).
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Old 08-21-2017, 12:55 PM   #24
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How much do you figure the blinds (not including the towers) weigh after being skinned? What are the overall dimensions (sorry if I missed it).
The blinds are 5x6 with 1" galvanized frame and 3" bases. They weigh quite a bit, but we are moving them around with 3 guys not easy but doable.
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Old 08-21-2017, 12:58 PM   #25
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Need to finish the doors windows and roofs then they will be done. Would have been done this last weekend, but the heat just gets to you after 6-8 hours.
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Old 08-22-2017, 11:12 AM   #26
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Nice builds! Top notch!
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Old 08-23-2017, 04:31 PM   #27
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Old 08-23-2017, 04:52 PM   #28
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Old 08-24-2017, 04:09 PM   #29
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I like those!!! Nice work.
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Old 08-27-2017, 10:37 AM   #30
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Those are beasts!! Love it!
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Old 09-15-2017, 09:09 PM   #31
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Those are beasts!! Love it!
Yes sir!
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Old 09-15-2017, 09:14 PM   #32
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Finally heading to the lease. These have taken a lot longer than we expected, but with the rain and me working long hours doing the cleanup finally put the paint on and loaded.


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Old 09-15-2017, 09:18 PM   #33
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Not the most aerodynamic load! Hope you don't have far to go! Looking forward to seeing them at there new home!
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Old 09-15-2017, 09:23 PM   #34
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Not the most aerodynamic load! Hope you don't have far to go! Looking forward to seeing them at there new home!
From Houston to Sanora no problem. They are loaded as they will come off at the ranch.
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Old 09-15-2017, 09:43 PM   #35
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Where do you get that structural material?
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Old 09-15-2017, 10:08 PM   #36
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Triple S steel in Houston
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Old 09-16-2017, 11:49 AM   #37
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#1 Is up five more to go.


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Old 09-17-2017, 09:53 AM   #38
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They really look good!
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Old 09-17-2017, 10:35 AM   #39
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They really look good!
Thanks. I will get better pictures of the locations of all the blinds when I go back to the lease.
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Old 10-22-2017, 11:34 AM   #40
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Finally got the new blind up and the feed pen cleaned out.


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Old 10-22-2017, 11:57 AM   #41
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Looking good, almost time to use them!
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Old 10-22-2017, 10:10 PM   #42
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Yes sir won't be long now!
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Old 11-01-2017, 10:36 PM   #43
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Dang man, those did turn out nice!
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Old 11-06-2017, 10:09 PM   #44
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Dang man, those did turn out nice!
Yes sir they did. We put in a lot of work on these, but they are worth it.
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Old 11-06-2017, 10:48 PM   #45
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Very nice,
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