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Old 02-21-2018, 11:59 AM   #51
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Over kill, ridiculous and unnecessary.


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Old 02-21-2018, 01:47 PM   #52
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Do you have the story of your hay ring blind build on here? I have one that I'm wanting to make into a blind too!
Yes somewhere. I have made 3. All different. The one pictured earlier is covered with a tarp off eBay. Made out of cordura fabric. It finally got bad after 3 years in the field.
I skinned one with thin metal and it's my least favorite. Hard to work with, but holds up well. It has windows all the way around.
My favorite one is skinned with 4 x 8 sheets of coroplast. Light easy to work with and has last 2 years with little wear showing. I'm going to do the one on top of the tank with coroplast. Gonna ask all the politicians if I can pick up their signs after election day and use those.
I have the guy customize the rings to 6 ft tall and the windows and door how I want them laid out. They are 8 foot round.

I 've done the roofs differently. The best is 4 pieces of rebar bent and stuck in holes that are drilled. Covered with old billboard vinyls I bought used. The one pictured. I used joists hangers and 2x4s with a plywood roof. It got blown off even screwed down.

Best thing is they weigh nothing and can be rolled around where you want them.

This is the one out of coroplast.
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Old 02-21-2018, 01:50 PM   #53
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Here's the first one pictured set up 20 yards from a feeder.
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Old 02-21-2018, 01:52 PM   #54
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Yeah I'd say over kill. I would just build a regular platform for blind, either Krivoman with six windows spread out or a Maverick six shooter, then just put a Llamco low and throw under it.
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Old 02-21-2018, 04:26 PM   #55
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Yes somewhere. I have made 3. All different. The one pictured earlier is covered with a tarp off eBay. Made out of cordura fabric. It finally got bad after 3 years in the field.

I skinned one with thin metal and it's my least favorite. Hard to work with, but holds up well. It has windows all the way around.

My favorite one is skinned with 4 x 8 sheets of coroplast. Light easy to work with and has last 2 years with little wear showing. I'm going to do the one on top of the tank with coroplast. Gonna ask all the politicians if I can pick up their signs after election day and use those.

I have the guy customize the rings to 6 ft tall and the windows and door how I want them laid out. They are 8 foot round.



I 've done the roofs differently. The best is 4 pieces of rebar bent and stuck in holes that are drilled. Covered with old billboard vinyls I bought used. The one pictured. I used joists hangers and 2x4s with a plywood roof. It got blown off even screwed down.



Best thing is they weigh nothing and can be rolled around where you want them.



This is the one out of coroplast.


Nice. I think Iím gonna use some old metal roofing pieces. Mine will be a permanent blind. Might even dig out the ground and make it where we are almost looking out at ground level. Then I can just put a flat roof on top with more metal roofing


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Old 02-21-2018, 10:24 PM   #56
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It’s going to be a fun build! Keep us updated!
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Old 03-07-2018, 03:47 PM   #57
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I can’t wait to see the finished product
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Old 03-07-2018, 03:49 PM   #58
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Do it! It could be a Spearchunker stand!
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Old 03-07-2018, 04:01 PM   #59
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I like the round blind, I think its a great idea. I've been thinking about building a couple of blinds like that for a while. My question is what kind of sheet metal did you use to skin the blind? And where did you find the sheet metal?
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Old 03-07-2018, 04:44 PM   #60
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I like the round blind, I think its a great idea. I've been thinking about building a couple of blinds like that for a while. My question is what kind of sheet metal did you use to skin the blind? And where did you find the sheet metal?
The one I made out of metal was a pain. I got what they call coil wraps from a metal place. They use them to cover the big rolls of flat metal they press and cut for peoples orders.They cover the rolls during shipping . They were 4◊6 or so. And cost 3 bucks each.
Trust me use coroplast!!! Much better to work with, lighter, flexable. I have had 2 of them out for 2 years with coroplast and no issues. Really easy to screw on and cut windows. Right now ask the losers in political races if you can pick them up for them!
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:37 AM   #61
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I just don't see it working. Would be almost impossible to beat their nose on a consistent basis with corn being slung 360 degrees around you.
That would be my concern as well. I just don't see you beating their nose. Not saying you won't shoot anything, but I don't think you'll get a mature buck from that setup. You may get some young deer, but I foresee a lot of old does stomping and blowing at you & only seeing mature bucks on camera (if there are any around).

But with that being said, I'll be following along to see how the build turns out. Good luck!

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Old 03-08-2018, 10:41 AM   #62
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Yes somewhere. I have made 3. All different. The one pictured earlier is covered with a tarp off eBay. Made out of cordura fabric. It finally got bad after 3 years in the field.
I skinned one with thin metal and it's my least favorite. Hard to work with, but holds up well. It has windows all the way around.
My favorite one is skinned with 4 x 8 sheets of coroplast. Light easy to work with and has last 2 years with little wear showing. I'm going to do the one on top of the tank with coroplast. Gonna ask all the politicians if I can pick up their signs after election day and use those.
I have the guy customize the rings to 6 ft tall and the windows and door how I want them laid out. They are 8 foot round.

I 've done the roofs differently. The best is 4 pieces of rebar bent and stuck in holes that are drilled. Covered with old billboard vinyls I bought used. The one pictured. I used joists hangers and 2x4s with a plywood roof. It got blown off even screwed down.

Best thing is they weigh nothing and can be rolled around where you want them.

This is the one out of coroplast.
Just curious, what do the metal rings cost you to have made?
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Old 03-08-2018, 12:13 PM   #63
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Just curious, what do the metal rings cost you to have made?
They are $135 with 4 rings with 8 customized 6 ft uprights. I have him space the rings out to my specs too for window height and width. I am thinking about adding another set of uprights to this next build to have 4 windows. You can see in the picture I have him make one of the windows wide enough to crawl through to be a door. It will cost $10 more.

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Old 03-08-2018, 02:53 PM   #64
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I'd be sittin up there bout to doze off and the thrower goes off and I would jump outta my shorts, hit the ground head first and break my fool neck. On the other hand it would sure be easy to have a manual feed button so you could scare the bejesus outta all them lil democrats coming in for the free stuff.

My last thought is how you gonna fill that thing?
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Old 03-09-2018, 07:49 PM   #65
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They are $135 with 4 rings with 8 customized 6 ft uprights. I have him space the rings out to my specs too for window height and width. I am thinking about adding another set of uprights to this next build to have 4 windows. You can see in the picture I have him make one of the windows wide enough to crawl through to be a door. It will cost $10 more.
That's a good deal.
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Old 03-10-2018, 12:19 AM   #66
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Do it! Said with a Filter
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Old 03-12-2018, 08:14 AM   #67
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If you are not paying attention when the feeder goes off it could scare the **** out of you!!!

I like the idea
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Old 03-12-2018, 07:35 PM   #68
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Post some progress pictures. I like the idea myself
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:38 AM   #69
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The one I made out of metal was a pain. I got what they call coil wraps from a metal place. They use them to cover the big rolls of flat metal they press and cut for peoples orders.They cover the rolls during shipping . They were 4◊6 or so. And cost 3 bucks each.
Trust me use coroplast!!! Much better to work with, lighter, flexable. I have had 2 of them out for 2 years with coroplast and no issues. Really easy to screw on and cut windows. Right now ask the losers in political races if you can pick them up for them!


The shell of above ground pools works good too. Can find them free on craigslist sometimes
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:45 AM   #70
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Have you thought about dropping a 24" pipe down the middle? That way it would hold 1000lbs of corn vs 4000lbs.
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Old 03-13-2018, 11:08 AM   #71
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I have something you need for this project. I have 3 of those Blue Mcdonalds Play set houses, and the slides you could use for a escape chute.
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Old 04-01-2018, 09:02 PM   #72
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Well, I got this thing loaded up and moved to where most the work will be done. It was one heavy mother! It's going to be a long slow process! Gonna try and get it done and out in the field by August 1st.
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Old 04-01-2018, 09:05 PM   #73
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Oh heck....I’ll play. IN
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Old 04-05-2018, 03:27 PM   #74
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Have you thought about dropping a 24" pipe down the middle? That way it would hold 1000lbs of corn vs 4000lbs.
Ha hold less corn, lol more is better!
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Old 04-14-2018, 09:13 AM   #75
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Good luck - can’t wait to see the finished product
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Old 04-14-2018, 09:43 AM   #76
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Old 04-24-2018, 03:24 PM   #77
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Old 05-01-2018, 12:13 PM   #78
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Super cool idea, Iím in.
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Old 05-01-2018, 12:25 PM   #79
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tagged.

I've actually thought about the same thing. What would be it be like to have a stand on top of the feeder? Just make sure you get it so that the corn throws far enough out that you can get the right angle on a good shot. You are going to have to get the most of your corn to throw 10 yards or so I'd think. Something that is possible with a good directional feeder.
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Old 05-03-2018, 11:42 AM   #80
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Youíre not done yet?
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Old 05-03-2018, 02:39 PM   #81
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Youíre not done yet?
Could possibly be the slowest TBH DIY project ever. Waiting till it's 102 outside to use the cutting torch and welder
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Old 05-03-2018, 03:26 PM   #82
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Could possibly be the slowest TBH DIY project ever.
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Old 05-06-2018, 11:34 PM   #83
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All you need for that is an ejection seat
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Old 05-07-2018, 05:22 AM   #84
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Over kill, ridiculous and unnecessary.


I like it.
I actually laughed really loud!!!!! With your permission I may actually use this sometime in the future.
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Old 08-27-2018, 12:20 PM   #85
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We need an update for this!
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Old 08-27-2018, 12:32 PM   #86
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We need an update for this!
Yes, what is the status?
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Old 08-28-2018, 02:11 PM   #87
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Old 08-28-2018, 11:12 PM   #88
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Sadly have to report 0, notta, nun progress on this project. I moved, switched jobs, wife retired all this summer.
Yall might have sparked me to get on it. We will see.
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Old 08-28-2018, 11:18 PM   #89
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Old 08-28-2018, 11:27 PM   #90
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From epic to fail! Come on, now you gotta do it! Just cause
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Old 09-03-2018, 04:51 PM   #91
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Wouldn't it be more cost efficient to just hang a five gallon bucket spinner under your current ladder stand/tower blind and run it when your at the lease. I mean I know it would not be near as cool but it wouldn't require the use of a crane to set your blind out either.

Im definitely in for finished product if you start it back up though.
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