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Old 02-19-2010, 10:32 AM   #51
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Awesome pics and great ideas thanks guys
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:36 AM   #52
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Thanks for the tips
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Old 02-26-2010, 08:42 PM   #53
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I have to build some heavy duty ones for this 260 # body...lol
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Old 08-11-2010, 12:02 AM   #54
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these are just awesome-ness. thanks for the diy tips!
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:12 PM   #55
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snakelover where did you get the stools?
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:15 PM   #56
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I use a bucket with a commode seat duel use!!!
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Old 09-23-2011, 02:42 PM   #57
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does the bow holder attach to the seat or stool?
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Old 10-01-2011, 12:59 AM   #58
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I know what my next project will be great idea!
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:50 AM   #59
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snakelover where did you get the stools?
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does the bow holder attach to the seat or stool?
The bow holder matches the bolt pattern that's on both the seat and the swivel. You attach it between the swivel and the seat. The order from the ground up is.... stool, swivel, bowholder, seat.

I sent emails to Boss Buck and Woodsey Too looking for the bow holders.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:22 AM   #60
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http://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/st...-1?N=581132421

$19.99

Can you list links the parts needed to attach the chair to the step stool?

Thanks in advance.

Will this work?

http://www.basspro.com/Bass-Pro-Shop...0213344/202432 $9.99

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Old 10-03-2011, 11:57 AM   #61
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http://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/st...-1?N=581132421

$19.99

Can you list links the parts needed to attach the chair to the step stool?

Thanks in advance.

Will this work?

http://www.basspro.com/Bass-Pro-Shop...0213344/202432 $9.99
Timm, that combination of seat and swivel should work nicely. The swivel looks the same as what I used. My seat has the padding, but as pointed out, it does make a little noise when I first sit down (air leaving the seat cushion) and when I get up (air entering the seat cushion). It's never been a problem, since I normally remain seated when deer are in the area. Also, I think it may depend on what type of material the cushion is covered with. Mine is not that loud, but some materials might be noisier than others.

The swivel attaches to the seat with the screws that came with the seat. The swivel attaches to the stool with bolts and nuts. The length of the bolt will depend on the thickness of the stool. I had to use a thin (1/4") plywood "backing" on the underside of the stool due to the way it is constructed. Basically, the stool is sandwiched between the swivel and the plywood. You can either use lock washers or get the nuts with the neoprene centers to make sure they don't loosen. You'll also want to use a flat washer, since the nut would otherwise be going against plastic or plywood.

If my chair wasn't at the lease, I'd take a picture!

By the way, both Boss Buck and Woodsey Too emailed me back about the bow holder. Boss Buck said they still intend to carry them, they just don't have any right now. Woodsey Too said I could call and order directly from them, which I'm about to do.
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Old 10-03-2011, 02:25 PM   #62
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Thanks for the help. I am going to make this chair. :-)


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Old 10-03-2011, 10:21 PM   #63
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I'm on my 3rd fabric seat in so many years. I love the triangle style seat and fold up/strap over sholder design, but hate that they wear out so quickly. May have to try this...biggest draw back for me would appear to be portability.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:50 PM   #64
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I haven't been able to find the stools anywhere lately. Only online. Any ideas?
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:53 PM   #65
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I was searching for a new seat to use for bowhunting and I now have a great idea thanks to you guys!! Im building me a new seat tomorrow with a bow holder build in, even going to add a drink holder to the other side... Thanks for the ideas
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:19 AM   #66
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I was searching for a new seat to use for bowhunting and I now have a great idea thanks to you guys!! Im building me a new seat tomorrow with a bow holder build in, even going to add a drink holder to the other side... Thanks for the ideas
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If you weld up some extra bow and drink holder's that attach to chair, I'll take 4. Had this chair at lease but burned in recent fire. Was my most comfortable chair blind and hated to see it go. Bow to mount on left side. All though if I remember correctly you could flip the bow mount to either the right or left side mount position.

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Old 10-07-2011, 08:58 AM   #67
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All done. Nobody had a shorter stool, so I went with this one. Stool is rate for 300lbs.

Next up is adding a carrying strap.


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Old 10-07-2011, 09:16 AM   #68
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This is why I love this site !
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:21 AM   #69
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:22 AM   #70
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Where I hunt it is pretty sandy, Ok it is sand. The buckets work their way down and it makes for a TIPPY kinda sit. You are doing a balancing act. So I am using bag chairs from academy with one arm removed. Just my 2 cents incase anyone else has the same issues.
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:15 PM   #71
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I just received the seats and bow holders to make a couple more chairs...

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Woodsey Too has changed the bow holder so that now it's adjustable. Not only that, but the arms that contact your bow are a lot thicker. NICE!

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This shows the adjustment area of the bow holder...

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The chairs I bought from Cabela's came as a set of two. They're padded. They came with the swivels already on them. Of course, I'll have to take the back screws out and slide the tabs on the bow holder between the swivel and the seat and then put the screws back in. (The bow holder swivels with the seat.) Here I'm just holding the bow holder to show where it will be installed.

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These seats also came with the drink caddies! Since I attach my quiver to my blind now, I'm not going to put the Kwikee quiver attachments on these. That way, I can use the caddy on the right side and have my bow on the left.

Still waiting for the stools. I ordered them from Ace Hardware via Amazon. They're supposed to ship on Monday.

I think these are going to be great!
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:18 PM   #72
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All done. Nobody had a shorter stool, so I went with this one. Stool is rate for 300lbs.

Next up is adding a carrying strap.
Looks good, Timm! Did you have to use plywood on the bottom?
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:28 PM   #73
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Yes I did.


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Old 10-08-2011, 05:34 PM   #74
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Love this seat. Hunting right now and I am very comfortable


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Old 10-13-2011, 07:41 PM   #75
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:39 AM   #76
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I weld up a little 3 legged tripod base with 3/4 pipe and flat 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 feet on bottom. Bolt boat seat to that. 3 legs will adapt to any terrain and always be rock solid.
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Old 12-06-2011, 04:07 PM   #77
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The base that snakelover used for his works much better than a 5 gallon bucket. I weigh 200lbs and I have had an issue with my 5 gallon bucket starting to bend/collapse. I have another with the base like Snakelover used, and it is working perfectly.
200 and problems with the bucket huh.... bummer, back to the drawing board for a buffalo hump like me.
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:36 PM   #78
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My step stool is rated at 300lbs
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:59 PM   #79
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My step stool is rated at 300lbs
I got mine rubermaid step stool at ACE... I think $10 must be the same.

I am not to far under the max and it holds up.
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:35 PM   #80
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Nice seats. 2 separate 1 year old revivals! Original post in 2006!!
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Old 12-23-2011, 05:33 AM   #81
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Good tip i an going to make one
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:47 PM   #82
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Here is my latest garage creation. It works awesome, perfect height for me and my pop-up.

$35 real tree camo boat seat (could have saved some $ and gone with $20 no cushion) - academy
$15 step stool - walmart
$8 swivel - academy
$4 hardware - home depot
$0 scrap plywood for bottom bracket

$62 - total

It wasnt cheap but it beats anything on the market.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:51 PM   #83
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Here is a piece of scrap I bought from academy which prompted me to build my own($40). I returned it for the seat/swivel on my d-i-y projest.

Pass on this chair - hardware(nut/bolts) do not match. Poorly built.
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Here is my latest garage creation. It works awesome, perfect height for me and my pop-up.

$35 real tree camo boat seat (could have saved some $ and gone with $20 no cushion) - academy
$15 step stool - walmart
$8 swivel - academy
$4 hardware - home depot
$0 scrap plywood for bottom bracket

$62 - total

It wasnt cheap but it beats anything on the market.
Isn't that short for the popup?
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:52 PM   #85
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It fits good in mine. Its taller then what Ive been using.

fyi -I'm about 5'8".

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Old 10-06-2012, 11:48 AM   #86
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:00 PM   #87
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I need to build 9 for the triple person box blinds pops made for the kids. Having two on hand, we made the blinds to work at this height. It's been 5 years, so am looking for the best price points on all the parts. I am struggling right now finding the larger steps, as I haven't been able to find them at Home Depor or Lowes, which is where I found them to begin with.

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Old 09-17-2013, 10:15 PM   #88
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Love this thread! I remember when the foot stool/chair/bow holder combo was featured in TBH Journal's DIY section. RIP TBH Journal!
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:44 AM   #89
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Awesome.
Great idea. Puttin one together myself.
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:28 AM   #90
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for you guys looking for a taller stool, I was at Lowes yesterday and they had a rubbermaid type of outdoor side table that is about the same size as the step stools but taller. I sat on one and it was fine. I would not suggest leaning back as the legs could buck without making some bracing. I think it was around $10 and made in USA.
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Old 06-12-2014, 04:33 PM   #91
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making my dad one for fathers day, just can't find a good stool! And having issues with the swivel working...
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:29 PM   #92
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go to home depot. They have one that is 2 steps.. Sets up a tad higher and works perfect...
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:43 PM   #93
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This is amazing this thread goes dormant for 10 months and pops back up. Crazy cycle. Original thread 2006
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Old 11-09-2014, 04:25 PM   #94
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The gift that keeps giving. Thanks for the idea guys
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Old 01-14-2018, 11:40 PM   #95
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Old 01-15-2018, 11:38 PM   #96
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This is good

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I am so glad I saw this. I have been frustrated all season because the chairs in my pop ups are to tall. Great idea. Thanks for posting.
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I made mine like Snakelover's. A few years ago I had to replace the swivel because it just made too much noise. I added a 2x10 or 12 to the top of the stool and a 1/2 plywood to the bottom to stiffen up the platform. It raised it to the perfect height. I still have the same seat and stool from 2006.

It is the most comfortable blind chair I own.
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Made mine in '06 and it still works great.
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Hey Guys, I have 2 bow blind seats similar to these that I would like to get rid of. If you are close to Beeville you are welcome to them just pm me.
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