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Old 07-21-2017, 06:52 PM   #1
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Well I'm gonna finally start fabricating my new bow blind tomorrow. I'm gonna fabricate the frame and windows all out of 1" square tubing and then it will attatch to a 5'x5' all treated base that I have already at the lease. The blind will be 5'x5' and 6'6" tall with a total of 9 shooting windows, 3 on front and 3 on each side. I'm not sure what I'm gonna cover it with yet. My goal is to frame it all out and weld it up this weekend and then I will decide what I'm going to skin it with. I picked up 200' of square tubing today. I will try to remember to take pics as I build. Should be a fun build. The pics show the blind it will be replacing and the area. Lots of deer and hogs in this bottom.
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Old 07-22-2017, 11:54 AM   #2
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Making progress. Got the main frame fabricated and welded. About to start putting in the braces and window frames.
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Old 07-22-2017, 06:58 PM   #3
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Well I got alot done today. I will make my door tomorrow and put some bracing in the roof. I still have to decide what im gonna put on the outside.
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Old 07-22-2017, 09:20 PM   #4
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Looking Good!!
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Old 07-22-2017, 09:22 PM   #5
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Cool build
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Old 07-22-2017, 10:06 PM   #6
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Nice
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Old 07-23-2017, 07:01 AM   #7
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off to a good start!!!
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Old 07-24-2017, 08:26 AM   #8
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Look good....but how come the windows placed little high.
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Old 07-24-2017, 08:29 AM   #9
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Impressive. Following along for progress... For now, that looks like a shark cage lol Shark week has got sharks on my brain
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Old 07-24-2017, 10:56 PM   #10
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Impressive. Following along for progress... For now, that looks like a shark cage lol Shark week has got sharks on my brain


It's dual purpose!


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Old 07-25-2017, 09:22 AM   #11
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This. I'm making it so I can bow hunt comfortably and my kids still gun hunt out of it. Perfect height for my son and me to gun hunt out of when we get the itch. Hopefully I will have alot more done on it this weekend.
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Old 07-25-2017, 08:05 PM   #12
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I got my door fabricated this evening and welded on. Also got extra braces tied in today between the windows that the sides will attach too. Hopefully roof, siding, and windows this weekend.
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Old 07-25-2017, 10:58 PM   #13
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I got my door fabricated this evening and welded on. Also got extra braces tied in today between the windows that the sides will attach too. Hopefully roof, siding, and windows this weekend.


Looking really nice!


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Old 07-25-2017, 11:32 PM   #14
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Man that's some nice looking work. Wish I had the skills and equipment to do this.
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Old 07-29-2017, 12:03 PM   #15
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Man that's some nice looking work. Wish I had the skills and equipment to do this.
Thank you sir! Got some work done on it this morning. Man it's one hot one today. Going to a birthday party and will work on it some more tomorrow.
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Old 07-29-2017, 12:11 PM   #16
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Started covering the outside today. Will work on it some more tomorrow and update. Also should I cut out the front corner bracing to allow for full 45 views and shots on the corners or leave them?
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Old 07-29-2017, 02:05 PM   #17
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I would definitely cut out the corner posts in those corner windows!

I would also put netting in the windows if it were my blind!


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Old 07-29-2017, 02:19 PM   #18
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I would definitely cut out the corner posts in those corner windows!

I would also put netting in the windows if it were my blind!


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I think I am going to cut out the corners. I will camo the whole blind and and put camo netting in all the windows
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Old 07-29-2017, 02:20 PM   #19
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The inside will be all painted black.
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Old 07-30-2017, 07:19 PM   #20
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Been working on this blind all day and accomplished alot today. I still have to build my roof and make my windows and caulk all the seams. Also need to paint the the inside all black and camo the the outside. I think I'm gonna raise this one about 8 ft off the ground instead of being right on the ground.
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Old 07-31-2017, 02:36 PM   #21
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Great looking blind!
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Old 07-31-2017, 08:05 PM   #22
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Great looking blind!
Thanks Mike! Appreciate it.
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Old 07-31-2017, 08:26 PM   #23
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Great looking build!!
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