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Old 10-30-2016, 08:17 PM   #51
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Old 10-30-2016, 08:52 PM   #52
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Got the window trim cut out yesterday afternoon. Then my back started again. And haven't been back at it since. Hopefully, tomorrow I'll get the window and door trim installed. Back is feeling a little better this evening.
Looked at the 1/8" tempered paneling today. And I don't like the looks of it. I'd rather not panel the inside than use something that will only sag later due to humidity. And look like crud. So I am now in search of another stiff/rigid, light weight wall covering for the inside that won't sag with time and humidity.
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Old 11-01-2016, 07:53 PM   #53
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Got all the window and door trim, and drip trim above each installed. Got the door window cut out. And the door window pre drilled and ready to install.

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Old 11-01-2016, 09:42 PM   #54
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Old 11-06-2016, 09:36 PM   #55
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Sweet blind.
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Old 11-06-2016, 09:47 PM   #56
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Nice blind Mike it will stand awhile great job
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Old 11-07-2016, 01:51 PM   #57
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Thanks yall.

Pre-hung the Deer View windows and it has passed the rain test with flying colors. There has been no water on the "flip-up" windows at all. And only a little on the door slider as there is no drip trim directly above the window on the door. That might change later. But there is drip trim above the door. The windows will come off before transport or standing the blind up on the tower so they don't get broken in the process. Once it's stood up, then I'll put them back in. It's nice to have pre-drilled holes to screw into.

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Old 11-07-2016, 01:53 PM   #58
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Old 11-07-2016, 01:59 PM   #59
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I've decided to go with just plain old 1/4" pine plywood for the interior paneling. I couldn't find anything that had the rigidity and durability, plus lighter weight that I was looking for. Also decided to dress the plywood up a little and seal it since it'll be semi-out in the elements, sorta. Not sure yet if I'm going all the way up to the ceiling with it or not yet.

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Old 11-07-2016, 03:33 PM   #60
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Do you need me to send Razorback up there to help you?
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Old 11-07-2016, 03:46 PM   #61
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Do you need me to send Razorback up there to help you?
As a matter of fact, yes! Saturday morning we're loading it on the trailer.
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Old 11-07-2016, 03:47 PM   #62
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how you going to stand it up at the lease? tractor with forks?
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Old 11-07-2016, 03:51 PM   #63
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nice in for pics of set up!!!
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Old 11-07-2016, 04:00 PM   #64
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how you going to stand it up at the lease? tractor with forks?
There is a tractor there. But it only has an 8' lift height. There are holes in the bottom of the box on both of the long sides that bolts to the tower section. I have four 1/2" eye bolts that will be used there. And will prob lift one side to get it started. Then pull it on up and over from the other side. Both sides will be attached to some cable to keep it from tipping over while standing. But once it gets upright, it won't move any where. Once it's up, the eye bolts will serve tripple duty as tie-off points for the ground anchors, in case of high winds. And keep the tower bolted to the box.

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Old 11-07-2016, 04:24 PM   #65
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Two panels are up. One on the front inside and on the back inside. And a shooting shelf, or bar, installed on the front windows.

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Old 11-07-2016, 04:27 PM   #66
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Nice build
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Old 11-07-2016, 04:29 PM   #67
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As a matter of fact, yes! Saturday morning we're loading it on the trailer.
If you need me I'll be there , what time.
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Old 11-07-2016, 04:29 PM   #68
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Old 11-07-2016, 05:09 PM   #69
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That is really nice, great job.
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Old 11-07-2016, 06:28 PM   #70
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Thanks fellers!


Storm, maybe 8AM or just a little earlier. But that hasn't been re-affirmed yet.
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Old 11-07-2016, 06:30 PM   #71
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Looks great Mike!!


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Old 11-07-2016, 07:10 PM   #72
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dam that is a good looking deer blind
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Old 11-07-2016, 08:02 PM   #73
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Take notes boys and girls, this aint amateur hour!


Very nice, Mike! Lotta thought went into that..
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Old 11-07-2016, 08:34 PM   #74
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Storm, maybe 8AM or just a little earlier. But that hasn't been re-affirmed yet.
I have your address let me know if time changes.
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Old 11-10-2016, 07:05 PM   #75
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Thanks for all the compliments. I'll get some more pics up tomorrow.

Looks like it's going Sunday morning instead.
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Old 11-12-2016, 10:13 PM   #76
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Well two days late and another dollar shorter . I went ahead and did the paneling all the way up. Got coat hooks and hat hooks installed, and inside door latch. This thing is ready to go to the lease and mate with it's other part, the tower. That will be done tomorrow morning. Got some hands come-n to help load it up on the trailer. Then it's off to the lease with it. I'll try to get some pics when it's finally up in the air. But here's a few of the inside without some of the windows, just so ya get an idea.

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Old 11-13-2016, 10:07 PM   #77
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Got it all did today!

Do-n work
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The view of 120 yards to the feeder in the pen.
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Gotta add chairs.
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Finally done!
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Old 11-13-2016, 10:12 PM   #78
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Outstanding Mike
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Old 11-13-2016, 10:32 PM   #79
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Thank you sir! They really like it, a bunch. And that makes me happy.
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Old 11-13-2016, 10:59 PM   #80
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Turned out great
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Old 11-13-2016, 11:32 PM   #81
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Great job!
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Old 11-14-2016, 12:22 AM   #82
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Man that looks great, still can't figure out how you got it up there though ?
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Old 11-15-2016, 12:42 AM   #83
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Man that looks great, still can't figure out how you got it up there though ?


I'm guessing one of those pickups.

Looks great, Mike! Very well done, sir.


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Old 11-15-2016, 01:36 PM   #84
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Thanks fellers. Tractor with forks on the bucket to lift one side of the box up off the ground to get it started. Used my GMC gas truck with 266k and 5 speed standard trans on the other with a 30 foot jerk strap to pull it on up and over, once the box and tower were bolted together while both were laying on their sides on the ground. The foot print of the base of the tower is 10'x8'. When it came on over, it only rocked 6" off the ground and settled right in when it came back. Land owner wanted to pick up the box and set it up on top the tower. I was afraid it might slide off the other side if he tried to do that . But after he saw how it was all coming together, and the bolts joining the two halves before lifting dropped into place, he was pretty impressed with the planning and execution.

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Old 11-15-2016, 02:23 PM   #85
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Awesome, only thing you might want to add is a handrail to the stairs.
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Old 11-15-2016, 02:35 PM   #86
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that is one good looking/stout blind. great work sir
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Old 11-15-2016, 02:38 PM   #87
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Old 11-15-2016, 02:45 PM   #88
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Looks great !
You have a well built blind that looks like it will last him many years and be very comfortable to hunt out of.
Well done !
He definitely owes you a thanks and great dinner for that build.
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Old 11-15-2016, 02:49 PM   #89
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Wow, turned out awesome!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-15-2016, 04:39 PM   #90
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Thanks fellers.

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Awesome, only thing you might want to add is a handrail to the stairs.
If you look closely, you will see the hand rail built into the ladder. It is the top 1"x1" square tube the ceeperlin is welded to. There is a pic of it on the previous page in the horizontal position after being built. You can grab the top tube/hand rail. Or walk up it with out if you have good balance. I prefer the hand rail, at my age . Helps me pull myself up too.

Course, I could always add one at extended height if needed. But those two fellers are pretty fit. My nephew prefers to climb up the tower legs to the platform . He's only 16 yoa. There is also grip tape on the steps in-case of wet or icy conditions. I also told them to get a drop cord for the porch, to pull up packs and guns, for safety's sake.

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Old 11-17-2016, 09:40 PM   #91
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Dang Mike, that looks great. Sorry I couldn't be around to help ya'll.
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Old 11-17-2016, 09:44 PM   #92
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Mike I think you did a excellent job that looks good
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Old 11-18-2016, 01:57 PM   #93
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Thanks fellers! Wish I was hunting out of it.
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Old 08-22-2019, 12:25 AM   #94
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Strong work.
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Old 08-23-2019, 04:33 PM   #95
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Thank ya sir!
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Old 08-27-2019, 01:40 PM   #96
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That thing should last a good long time!
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Old 08-27-2019, 02:15 PM   #97
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Awesome job! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-02-2019, 06:08 AM   #98
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Best built blind I ever saw. Great job of planning.
We have some old blinds that lasted many years.
Yours will last lifetimes!
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Old 09-02-2019, 01:12 PM   #99
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Thanks fellers. BnL killed his first out of it last year. My nephew got a nice 140s the second year we put it up. They hunt in the SE corner of Comanche county.
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Old 09-02-2019, 01:37 PM   #100
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Dang ! That's really nice !
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