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Old 07-25-2011, 06:47 PM   #1
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Does anyone have a pic of one of these that was on it's ends to make an arch not a circle?

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Old 07-25-2011, 11:25 PM   #2
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:52 PM   #3
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I've got a pic somewhere. Are you wanting the design?


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Old 07-26-2011, 12:21 AM   #4
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Yes. To get some ideas.
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:20 AM   #5
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i have picture of one I will post later. I bent my panels before aattaching them together. I also made my door in the back where my panels connect. Then I used a old sat. dish for a roof. I will try and get pics up soon. It is still in my backyard. It has not made it to the field yet
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:16 AM   #6
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Does anyone have a pic of one of these that was on it's ends to make an arch not a circle?
I think I know what you are talking about - making an arch. I've seen people make chicken coops this way and it has occurred to me that it might be a good way to make a cattle panel blind. (When you start by making a circle, making the roof is the hard part.) I haven't thought it through completely but maybe these pics of cattle panel chicken coops will give you some ideas.
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:26 AM   #7
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This design seems like a much easier build and a more effective bowhunting blind IMO than the circle with PVC roof 'beams'.
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:40 AM   #8
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good idea waiting on pics as well
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:22 AM   #9
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My thought is to start by making a rectangular frame out of 2x4’s or 2x6’s and lay it on the ground. You make an arch with the panel, putting the ends inside the frame and secure it with fence staples or something similar. You could close up the ends with more panels then cut a door in the back and a shooting window in the front. You could cover it with brush, tarps, carpet or some combination of the three.
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:49 AM   #10
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You can line it with whatever you wish
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:58 AM   #11
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What are the demensions on the base that you welded everything too?
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:58 AM   #12
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Cool cant wait to see the finished product !
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:02 AM   #13
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wow thats a good idea! never thought of anything like that! cant wait to see the final product
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:17 AM   #14
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What are the demensions on the base that you welded everything too?
Its been a while so Ill have to measure it, I know the width is the same as 2 cattle panels welded together whatever that is

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Cool cant wait to see the finished product !
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wow thats a good idea! never thought of anything like that! cant wait to see the final product
it is finished
Wrap a tarp over it to make it water proof, add you some shelves,hooks and an onboard battery along with some foot rests for those lazy days.
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:35 AM   #15
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Great job Ol Thumper - I now have a new project to start on! Since I don’t know how to weld I will have to come up with a slightly different version using the same basic design. I’ve been hoarding some artificial Christmas trees I found at a garage sale – I’m thinking of taking them apart and weaving the branches into the panel on the front.
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:50 PM   #16
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Jerp if aint gonna weld make sure you go over the top on anchoring the panel to the base.. Ive done these before and those panels have a LOT of tension! I evan removed some of the wire strands to make it a lil more flexible.
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Old 07-26-2011, 01:00 PM   #17
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brad75 made some great bow blinds from half wood and half cattle panel. There is a link on here, search his name. I have seen his blinds in person and they are great
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Old 07-26-2011, 03:40 PM   #18
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Thanks for the pics everyone. I will do a build along later tonight.
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Old 07-26-2011, 04:34 PM   #19
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Sweet blind build
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:18 PM   #20
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I'm looking forward to see what you were able to come up with! On these DIY's, how much do you have invested in them?
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:48 PM   #21
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I found this a while back. It's made out of PVC, but you can modify it for your needs.

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Old 07-26-2011, 08:49 PM   #22
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Cattle Panel $16
Carpet $36

that is about it right now.
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:50 PM   #23
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looking real good what is the shell going to be made of?
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:02 PM   #24
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Cattle Panel $16
Carpet $36

that is about it right now.
What size panel did you get? What type of carpet did you get also?
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:04 AM   #25
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16' x 4' cattle panel

indoor/outdoor brown carpet. Not the plastic astroturff looking stuff.
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:05 AM   #26
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Where did you buy the carpet? How many sq. ft.? Thanks
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:29 PM   #27
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Any new updates? I'm going to start 1 tomorrow and use PVC for a frame and then attach the panel.
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:47 AM   #28
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if you can find a satalite they work well for tops, or you can use pvc bent over from one side to the other and then attached to each other at the top. I know there is a thead w/ pics of them somewhere.
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:31 AM   #29
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that's an interesting idea. I have never seen a cattle panel blind!
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Old 07-29-2011, 02:30 PM   #30
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cool blind
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:46 PM   #31
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I cant figure out how you got the bilnd a perfect roundness. I see the straps but dang that looks good.
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Old 09-01-2011, 12:01 AM   #32
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It takes some time to get everything just perfect but its worth it. Once the missle strap is removeoved the top springs back up and you just finish it out. Im starting another panel blind tomorrow so Ill try and do a build along as well.
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Old 09-01-2011, 12:28 AM   #33
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Ive been wanting to build a bow blind and I seen this last night and thought "awesome." My dad runs a ranch so the cattle panels were no problem just had to patch some holes in the fences I took them from. My only question was how was I gonna build my bottom frame. So what I have so far is 4 2x4's 2@75 inches and 2@69 inches, the longer ones being from pnl to pnl and the others going acrass the panel. I like yours how it bubbles. It looks like you have more room, but I dont want to steal ideas from anyone unless they dont mind. I was gonna do a tarp around for rain but with wind it could be a problem. Im taking pics tomorrow and posting
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Old 09-01-2011, 12:33 AM   #34
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Brother steal away, heck Ill give you the measurments or anything else you need. Their time consuming though
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Old 09-01-2011, 12:37 AM   #35
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I will say that you will need help doing this, but once you get it where you want it the rest is a down hill slide. You can do away with the bottom frame all together if you want to, the ends will hold the shape and you can simply run a single rod in the center from one side to the other to hold the center straight. Just food for thought
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Old 09-01-2011, 12:56 AM   #36
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I had 2 panels and putting them both together seemed a little big so I cut the other one in half and added it on. These panels have been used and are not exactly straight but I havent spent a dime yet. Actually I made money for patching the fence. I already have mine folded over its just waiting on a frame. Im gonna stick with the frame idea for sturdiness I think. Im gonna play with it tomorrow and might have it finished but the camo-ing.
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Old 09-01-2011, 12:58 AM   #37
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Its a blind, it cant be to big Ill do another DIY build with the one im doing tomorrow, actually im doing 2 different styles so it should be fun...
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