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Old 03-31-2017, 07:13 PM   #1
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A buddy and I just finished a box blind build and thought I'd share.














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Old 03-31-2017, 07:38 PM   #2
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Thanks for sharing. Very nice! So who gets the blind, you or your buddy?
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Old 03-31-2017, 07:44 PM   #3
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Thanks for sharing. Very nice! So who gets the blind, you or your buddy?


Lol
We have shared blinds. Only 3 of us on the lease. 5blinds/feeders


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Old 03-31-2017, 11:40 PM   #4
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Dang that is slick! I have a couple questions. Are you going to insulate? If you don't mind how much did all the metal cost?
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Old 04-01-2017, 05:01 AM   #5
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Dang that is slick! I have a couple questions. Are you going to insulate? If you don't mind how much did all the metal cost?


We will probably insulate it, we have a couple ideas, just haven't decided which route to go.
Not sure on the metal cost, it all came out of his sheetmetal shop.
The only out of pocket expense we have on the blind is the windows, wood, paint, and door hardware. ~$300 total


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Old 04-01-2017, 05:49 AM   #6
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I'm curious, does the metal flex at all? Curious to noise during wind? I really like it.
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Old 04-01-2017, 06:02 AM   #7
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Unless it falls, that sucker will last a while. Foam board glued to the walls, carpet on the floor and a couple feet up the sides would be a good idea IMO.
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Old 04-01-2017, 06:09 AM   #8
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I'm curious, does the metal flex at all? Curious to noise during wind? I really like it.


This thing is very solid although the walls do have some flex, they are fiberglass.
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Old 04-01-2017, 06:15 AM   #9
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Unless it falls, that sucker will last a while. Foam board glued to the walls, carpet on the floor and a couple feet up the sides would be a good idea IMO.


It shouldn't fall, it will be bolted down to heavy metal base, 5'x9'. I can't remember the exact height of the base but eye level will end up about 7'
We will carpet the floor for sure.
Foam board for insulation is one option we're looking at, we're also looking at possibly using armaflex.



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Old 04-12-2017, 01:05 PM   #10
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very nice build!
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Old 04-12-2017, 08:23 PM   #11
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Where did you get the fiber glass sheets, or did you make them?
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Old 04-12-2017, 08:41 PM   #12
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Well done
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Old 04-14-2017, 02:13 PM   #13
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Where did you get the fiber glass sheets, or did you make them?


We made them


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Old 04-15-2017, 09:16 PM   #14
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If you dont mind me asking how did you make the sheets?
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Old 04-16-2017, 09:21 AM   #15
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If you dont mind me asking how did you make the sheets?


Cut Pieces of sheet metal the size of the panel we wanted, ex. 4x6, 6x6. (You can also use plywood) Put a good coat of wax on it. Lay the fiber material down on it, pour the resin on it and spread it around until all the fiber is covered. Let it harden, trim the edges and peel the fiberglass sheet from the sheetmetal.


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Old 04-16-2017, 07:17 PM   #16
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Cut Pieces of sheet metal the size of the panel we wanted, ex. 4x6, 6x6. (You can also use plywood) Put a good coat of wax on it. Lay the fiber material down on it, pour the resin on it and spread it around until all the fiber is covered. Let it harden, trim the edges and peel the fiberglass sheet from the sheetmetal.


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Old 04-27-2017, 08:51 AM   #17
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Cut Pieces of sheet metal the size of the panel we wanted, ex. 4x6, 6x6. (You can also use plywood) Put a good coat of wax on it. Lay the fiber material down on it, pour the resin on it and spread it around until all the fiber is covered. Let it harden, trim the edges and peel the fiberglass sheet from the sheetmetal.


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The way you describe the process it sounds a whole lot to do easier than I bet it really is!
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Old 04-27-2017, 09:24 AM   #18
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The way you describe the process it sounds a whole lot to do easier than I bet it really is!

Not really that hard at all.


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