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Old 05-19-2017, 11:46 AM   #1
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Started on a new bow blind build. Will add more pics as I go.

Basic frame outline/shape.



Added 10" legs under it.



Got the skeleton frame put together yesterday going to start bracing it up this weekend.

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Old 05-19-2017, 11:47 AM   #2
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Nice, that's exactly what I'm wanting to do.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:56 AM   #3
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I build one identical to that except I didn't put the foot under the middle span. Should have. Excellent job. What are you going to enclose it with? I used OSB but would go with something else when I do it again. Looks great.
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:01 PM   #4
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I build one identical to that except I didn't put the foot under the middle span. Should have. Excellent job. What are you going to enclose it with? I used OSB but would go with something else when I do it again. Looks great.
Yeah there will be a couple more feet when I put the cross pieces for the floor.

I am going with roll sheet metal for the exterior and deerview windows.

May get a friend of mine to spray foam the inside if I get a wild hair. Lol
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:04 PM   #5
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Looks good
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:31 PM   #6
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Looks good, I'm wanting to build one

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Old 05-19-2017, 12:38 PM   #7
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Gonna be nice !!!! In for the rest of the build.
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Old 05-21-2017, 09:23 PM   #8
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How much in so far in square tubing?If u can spend extra on ply wood will last twice as long.Wish I had
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Old 05-24-2017, 12:13 PM   #9
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How much in so far in square tubing?If u can spend extra on ply wood will last twice as long.Wish I had
plywood versus what?
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Old 05-24-2017, 01:45 PM   #10
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Looks like I could learn something from this Nice work so far.
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Old 05-24-2017, 02:06 PM   #11
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Plan on getting a lot done this weekend and be able to post up some more pics. Didn't make any progress this week been working on kids new swingset.

I did get some deerview windows ordered and an RV door.
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Old 05-24-2017, 07:24 PM   #12
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Old 05-26-2017, 03:28 PM   #13
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Looking to build one of these this weekend. I'm in for watching this!
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Old 05-28-2017, 12:10 PM   #14
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I haven't had much time to work on the blind. Been busy building the boys a new swingset.



I did get the door frame done on it. Door came in as well.






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Old 05-28-2017, 12:10 PM   #15
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Old 05-28-2017, 12:30 PM   #16
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Looks good! Any idea on what it will weigh with the sheet metal and foam?
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Old 05-28-2017, 12:57 PM   #17
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Looks good! Any idea on what it will weigh with the sheet metal and foam?
Not really sure. Sheet metal comes in next week hopefully I know next weekend lol. It's pretty light just framed like it is so far.
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Old 05-28-2017, 12:58 PM   #18
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Next thing I need to figure out is what to make floor out of.
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Old 05-28-2017, 01:06 PM   #19
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3/4" ply would do it. The blind should be light enough even with the added weight. Use treated if you aren't going to paint the bottom.
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Old 05-28-2017, 01:08 PM   #20
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3/4" ply would do it. The blind should be light enough even with the added weight. Use treated if you aren't going to paint the bottom.
Prob go that route. Want it sealed up good so no wasps etc.
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Old 05-28-2017, 01:09 PM   #21
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Also putting this RV vent on for air flow.




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Old 05-29-2017, 02:58 PM   #22
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Gonna be next weekend before I get time to get much more done on it. Did get a couple more pieces put on today.






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Please explain the "roll sheet metal for the exterior " that you will be using.

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Old 05-29-2017, 03:39 PM   #24
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Please explain the "roll sheet metal for the exterior " that you will be using.

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Basically like R panel (metal roofing) but is unbent and comes on a roll. Whatever size and color you want.
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Old 05-29-2017, 03:53 PM   #25
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Nothing like a big comfy bow blind for them long sits. Looking good man
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Old 05-29-2017, 03:54 PM   #26
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Thanks, that is a great idea.

What company are U buying this from ?

The reason is that at one show, I was told that they wouldn't sell it to me "flat". Do not know why.
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Old 05-29-2017, 05:49 PM   #27
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Thanks, that is a great idea.

What company are U buying this from ?

The reason is that at one show, I was told that they wouldn't sell it to me "flat". Do not know why.
That retailer prob doesn't bend their own material. Any mueller metal type place can get it. Usually takes a week to get the size and color you want.
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Old 05-29-2017, 06:19 PM   #28
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One part I left out is Mueller can get it up to 41" wide and 21' long. 41 inch by 21 ft long max.

Or can order any sizes smaller than that. About a week turnaround on order. I ordered last Friday and they said it would be on the truck arriving this next Friday. Not real cheap but not much of it is anymore.
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Old 06-01-2017, 10:23 PM   #29
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Got the center window frame done this evening. Hope to get a lot more done this weekend. Windows came in along with the vent. Picking up the sheet metal tomorrow afternoon.




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Old 06-01-2017, 11:25 PM   #30
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Coming along nicely. Looks pretty sweet
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Old 06-01-2017, 11:32 PM   #31
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Looking good.
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Old 06-03-2017, 09:08 AM   #32
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How do you like that miller 210? I acquired one a couple of weeks ago. Very cool build.


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Old 06-03-2017, 10:11 AM   #33
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Excellent welder. For all around use it is hard to beat. Been contemplating getting a 252 just not sure what I use it for would justify the $$.
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Old 06-03-2017, 02:26 PM   #34
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Excellent welder. For all around use it is hard to beat. Been contemplating getting a 252 just not sure what I use it for would justify the $$.


Yea me too, I really like the infinite controls.


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Old 06-03-2017, 07:50 PM   #35
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Got the sheet metal in. Going to work on it some tomorrow.




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Old 06-04-2017, 11:28 PM   #36
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Stout setup... Looks good.
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Old 06-05-2017, 12:15 AM   #37
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Looks like a durable set up so far. What gauge is the sheet metal?
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Old 06-05-2017, 01:42 PM   #38
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Got windows framed up.




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Old 06-05-2017, 01:43 PM   #39
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Looks like a durable set up so far. What gauge is the sheet metal?


It's basically unbent r panel or roofing material.


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Old 06-05-2017, 07:03 PM   #40
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Got a little sheet metal on today. Stuck windows in just to see how it looked. Metal looks a little streaky because I haven't taken the film off of it yet.










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Old 06-05-2017, 07:04 PM   #41
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Got my fart vent in also! Lol




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Old 06-05-2017, 07:14 PM   #42
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Lol.
Going be nice once it's all finished up.
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Old 06-05-2017, 08:18 PM   #43
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Interesting idea - I like it!
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Old 06-05-2017, 08:33 PM   #44
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Looks good!


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Old 06-05-2017, 08:39 PM   #45
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I will send you my the address of where to drop of the stand that thing is looking good
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Old 06-05-2017, 08:42 PM   #46
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I will send you my the address of where to drop of the stand that thing is looking good
Maybe ill have it done by Christmas!
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Old 06-05-2017, 08:47 PM   #47
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Looks good. Awesome work
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Old 06-05-2017, 08:51 PM   #48
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Maybe ill have it done by Christmas!
That will work everyone knows there isn't any deer at west anyways
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Old 06-05-2017, 09:07 PM   #49
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That will work everyone knows there isn't any deer at west anyways
Im going to mount this one in back of my pickup and shoot them from the highway. Wifey can drive!
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This thing is awsome. How high did you place your window bases?
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