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Old 07-03-2017, 04:00 PM   #1
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Rusty aka Spidermoney built a tripod for me and I picked it up today. I can already tell this is gonna work great!! I haven't put a tape on it, but it will adjust from probably around 5', maybe a hair less to around 8'. It'll work great in the thick stuff here and should be perfect for hiding in the brush in south Texas.
The arms on the side and the tall arm on the back are for attaching brush to so you can hide it and break up your outline. Even has a bow holder!!





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Old 07-03-2017, 04:02 PM   #2
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Oh and the best part...Rusty is independently wealthy and doesn't have to work. He just likes to weld. So if you buy the materials he builds these for free.
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Old 07-03-2017, 04:23 PM   #3
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Please pm me number. Thanks
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Old 07-03-2017, 04:26 PM   #4
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Can he deliver to KS too????

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Old 07-03-2017, 04:30 PM   #5
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Old 07-03-2017, 04:33 PM   #6
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I WISHED!! Glad ya like it brother, and very good to visit with ya! Like I told Ryan, I got the " concept" from "coachwhip" here on TBH. Mainly just liked the fold up portion of the legs, so it could be folded up and transported to different spots. But, I changed a ton of stuff so I could have more height adjustability, bigger platform, etc. Course it ain't as light as the original one coachwhip built either! But, I've toted this one over 250 yds outta the bottom just the other day (on my good shoulder), so it is mobile. Dont get me wrong, I was ready to be there when I got to the truck! Like I told Ryan, a buddy of mine saw Ryans in my yard yesterday, climbed up in it... Now I'm building him one today! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 07-03-2017, 04:39 PM   #7
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Put me in line for one, Sir
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Old 07-03-2017, 04:47 PM   #8
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Just so everybody knows, the part about building them for free and being rich was a joke!! I don't want poor Rusty to get a full PM box. This was a buddy deal between me and him lol.
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Old 07-03-2017, 04:59 PM   #9
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Lol. Look good bud
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Old 07-03-2017, 06:28 PM   #10
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So what would it cost to get one turn key price,tax,title and license
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Old 07-03-2017, 06:39 PM   #11
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**** Nice! Set it up in a good spot for me
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Old 07-03-2017, 07:08 PM   #12
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Just so everybody knows, the part about building them for free and being rich was a joke!! I don't want poor Rusty to get a full PM box. This was a buddy deal between me and him lol.
That's too funny. I bet his In Box blew up.
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Old 07-03-2017, 07:42 PM   #13
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Pretty slick!!!
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Old 07-03-2017, 09:27 PM   #14
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Good job Rusty!

I could probably use 8 or 10 for free, delivered to Sonora, of course!

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Old 07-03-2017, 10:01 PM   #15
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Looks darn good to me.

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Old 07-03-2017, 10:07 PM   #16
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On that note Bisch, I thought you just moved to get out in the country "around" Georgetown! Then I saw Sonora on your avatar! Uhh, I would say you got WAAAY outside of Georgetown! And on the 10 you need... Ryan came to my shop and got his, just sayin... Sorry bout the temporary hijack Ryan, y'all can resume now. Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 07-03-2017, 10:49 PM   #17
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Great tripod but that green lawn chair got my attention. My folks had a whole outdoor set of those.


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Old 07-03-2017, 10:53 PM   #18
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looks comfortable, and it should work great for a brush set-up
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Old 07-03-2017, 11:22 PM   #19
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I agree that green lawn chair outa sit right in the low brush. but I'm not sure what the draw angle is going to have to be. Maybe CRM is just going to club the deer since he has a wida.
BTW The tripod looks good too.
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Old 07-03-2017, 11:24 PM   #20
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That's a good looking set up but I figured as tall as you are Ryan you wouldn't be so scared of heights.
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Old 07-04-2017, 09:09 AM   #21
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I agree that green lawn chair outa sit right in the low brush. but I'm not sure what the draw angle is going to have to be. Maybe CRM is just going to club the deer since he has a wida.
BTW The tripod looks good too.
LOL!! Buff told me if I ran out of arrows I could always use my bow for a club!! And my wife loves those old metal lawn chairs. She always buys them at garage sales and I repaint them. I was supposed to paint that one yesterday, but I got sidetracked!!
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:36 PM   #22
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Well??! You kill something out of it yet?!! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:58 PM   #23
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Niiiiice!!!!
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Old 07-05-2017, 07:08 PM   #24
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Well??! You kill something out of it yet?!! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
LOL not yet!! But, I have been shooting out of it quite a bit. I'm gonna try to get it set up this weekend!!
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Old 07-05-2017, 09:41 PM   #25
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I have a couple of shorter tripod's and one of them is a fold up model. They are very useful. Mine only has a foot rest ring, not platform. You will find it useful.

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Old 07-05-2017, 09:51 PM   #26
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Thanks!! I've got a spot in mind for it, but haven't been back in there in a few months. I'll see what it looks like this week.
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Old 07-06-2017, 10:46 AM   #27
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I really like it Rusty! The tubing for the brush attachment is brilliant. Do you have green paint?
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Old 07-06-2017, 10:59 AM   #28
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For you, Scott, I could whip up the St. Patty's Day Special Anniversary model! Solid green, with vertical "barred" black striping! And yes, the "brush holders" are adjustable/removable, and work purty good for attaching brush to. Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty

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Old 07-06-2017, 11:00 AM   #29
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That looks awesome!
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Old 07-06-2017, 02:58 PM   #30
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The metal isn't too unreasonable for building deer stands. But if you add in the cost of time it can get pricey. I tend to build mine during down time and can settle for a little less that way.

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Old 07-06-2017, 04:25 PM   #31
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For you, Scott, I could whip up the St. Patty's Day Special Anniversary model! Solid green, with vertical "barred" black striping! And yes, the "brush holders" are adjustable/removable, and work purty good for attaching brush to. Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
So it will be ready by March 2018?

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Old 07-06-2017, 11:11 PM   #32
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How'd you get the platform frame round?

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Old 07-06-2017, 11:18 PM   #33
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Awesome build. I need one!
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Old 07-06-2017, 11:20 PM   #34
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A tubing roller, works better on round pipe, but can make due on smaller square tubing. Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 07-07-2017, 12:55 AM   #35
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I just noticed something in that pic...if you look between the legs of that tripod you see a dirt trail. That goes from the privacy fence across the yard to my bow target. That's where I walk back and forth pulling arrows. I walk it so much the grass doesn't even grow there. It takes a lot of work to shoot this bad!!
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Old 07-07-2017, 09:34 AM   #36
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I just noticed something in that pic...if you look between the legs of that tripod you see a dirt trail. That goes from the privacy fence across the yard to my bow target. That's where I walk back and forth pulling arrows. I walk it so much the grass doesn't even grow there. It takes a lot of work to shoot this bad!!
I've had that same thought too many times. But I'm not allowed in the house much so I shoot.

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I just noticed something in that pic...if you look between the legs of that tripod you see a dirt trail. That goes from the privacy fence across the yard to my bow target. That's where I walk back and forth pulling arrows. I walk it so much the grass doesn't even grow there. It takes a lot of work to shoot this bad!!
I have the same in my back yard. It is trampled/matted grass that never grows as high as the rest around it... well it doesn't really grow. But it gets too much rain and sun to be just dirt.
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Old 07-07-2017, 04:50 PM   #38
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Rusty you make one fine tripod my friend!!! The quality just gleams from that tripod, the brush holders are brilliant. The time you spent bending the tubing to perfection really is noticeable here.

Back when I hunted South Texas I had an 8' tripod that worked perfect in Live Oak overhanging limbs. May a critter fell victim to that stand.

I know Ryan will put it to good use.
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Old 07-07-2017, 08:04 PM   #39
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This is the only pic I could find of one "brushed in". Sorry for the crappy pic, but the lower red circle is a leg, and the other circle is a part of the seat. With brush holders holding brush. I don't use one as much around here, cuz I got plenty of oaks and such for loc-ons. But it works pretty well in the mesquite/low brush type country. Not trying to hijack Ryan, just thought a pic of it "setup, and brushed in" might help... Even one as terrible as this pic! This was my setup at First Point. I thought I sent you several of my setups from my phone, but couldn't find em. And no, I did not add much brush around the legs area, this mesquite just had some additional good brush amongst it, plus I straddled the fork of the mesquite itself. Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Still waiting on a pic of it setup!!! Oh, and didn't notice till I just came back and looked at this... Thanks for the compliment Hobble! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Still waiting on a pic of it setup!!! Oh, and didn't notice till I just came back and looked at this... Thanks for the compliment Hobble! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
I almost set it up today!! I moved that ladder stand I had on the hog waller that I had done the live hog hunts from. I put it about 100 yards away along an old overgrown logging road. I'll start throwing out a little hand corn in there in a few weeks. Then this evening, I went and checked another old ladder stand, but it's not safe to hunt anymore. It's still a good area though so I may stick that tripod in there. I have been having fun shooting out of it in the backyard though!!
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Old 07-10-2017, 11:25 PM   #42
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Yeah, they're comfortable to shoot/hunt out of! Now if I could come up with some kinda automatic arrow retrieval apparatus so you don't have to climb down to get em, I could name my price! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 07-18-2017, 01:39 PM   #43
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Man this is exactly what I'm needing! Nice!
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Old 07-18-2017, 02:35 PM   #44
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Man this is exactly what I'm needing! Nice!
Thanks!! I think it's gonna work well. I have a spot ready for it, just a matter of getting it out there and setting it up. You may be able to talk ol Spidermonkey into building you one if he's not too busy. I'll say this, it's really well made and comfortable!! I don't think I'll have any problems on long sits with this stand.
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