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Old 04-11-2016, 10:05 PM   #51
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Looks Great! Your friend did Good!!
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Old 04-11-2016, 10:27 PM   #52
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Not bad to move....lays right down on trailer and back up again....2 man job. She's going into a remote spot....
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Old 04-12-2016, 04:29 PM   #53
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Old 04-15-2016, 06:23 PM   #54
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Old 04-15-2016, 10:39 PM   #55
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And I thought I overbuilt, that thing should be nice and heavy and last a long time.
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Old 04-15-2016, 11:08 PM   #56
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Was waiting to see the finish on this one. Turned out great man. SOLID! Good lookin camo job too
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Old 04-16-2016, 12:00 AM   #57
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Should go decent with the terrain on the lease.

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Old 04-16-2016, 12:06 AM   #58
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That thing is a beast. I like the spray paint Kryptek pattern you added. looks good
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Old 04-16-2016, 03:48 PM   #59
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Interior is done:





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Old 04-17-2016, 11:19 PM   #60
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Begin work on tie-down system tomorrow.....

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Old 04-18-2016, 05:45 PM   #61
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Started by welding some bar drops to the bottom of the barrels to hold the rocks, even if the metal rusts out.



Torched the holes for the cross pipe and welded some more drops across to strengthen the top of the barrel.






Once in place the cable will go from one eye, down and wrap around the pipe and then back up to other eye. The barrels will be tused in place an inch or so off the ground and then filled with rocks to make everything nice and secure like in the pic below:

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Old 04-22-2016, 02:43 PM   #62
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Getting her and the convoy ready to make the 400 mile trip west in a few days....



Even have my branded roof paint job so I can see it when Google Earth takes new pics...

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Old 04-25-2016, 02:50 PM   #63
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Cool
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Old 04-29-2016, 04:34 PM   #64
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All done....she is in place and made it there in one piece.







If you look close you will see the blind in the center of the pic on the side of the hill. VERY HARD TO SEE DUE TO GREAT CAMO JOB.....LOL!!!
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:53 AM   #65
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That's awesome and you did a great job.
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Old 05-02-2016, 01:36 PM   #66
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awesome job my friend.
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Old 05-02-2016, 01:50 PM   #67
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Wow, that thing is a beast! You should call it "The Bunker" or "The Storm Shelter"
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Old 05-02-2016, 01:52 PM   #68
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Lol.... We've been calling it "THE BEAST"....

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Old 05-02-2016, 03:44 PM   #69
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That's awesome. What part of the country is that?
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Old 05-02-2016, 03:47 PM   #70
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Terrell County, TX south of Dryden.

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Old 05-04-2016, 05:43 AM   #71
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awesome
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Old 05-04-2016, 04:46 PM   #72
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MY SHOULDER HURT JUST LOOKING AT IT. Great job awesome paint.
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Old 05-04-2016, 09:18 PM   #73
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Are you gonna brick it or stone it?
You like the stone WildThings?!?!
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Old 05-07-2016, 09:06 PM   #74
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Nice set up, you can see forever in that country!
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Old 05-07-2016, 09:19 PM   #75
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Well Done. Grew up hunting That Country and Miss it More and More every yr
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Old 08-22-2016, 05:28 PM   #76
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Had 70+ MPH winds and she held tight and didn't move an inch!!!
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Old 08-22-2016, 07:44 PM   #77
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well done
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Old 08-23-2016, 05:58 AM   #78
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very nice
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Old 08-23-2016, 06:03 AM   #79
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Your gonna need a tractor with forks to move that one, good looking build though!!! Fence post coat on the legs and that will last forever!!
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Old 08-23-2016, 09:47 AM   #80
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Outstanding. And that camo job rocks!
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Old 08-23-2016, 10:43 AM   #81
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Very nice setup. I think you will be happy with that. Great idea on anchoring it down with the rocks in the drums.
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Old 08-23-2016, 11:10 AM   #82
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Gotta give John Rawlings the credit for that anchoring idea. He's hunted in Terrell County for over 30 years and said that's the only way they have found that works to keep he blinds from going over. I'm impressed with both his craftsmanship on the blind and the anchoring technique.
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Old 08-23-2016, 11:13 AM   #83
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First: " You built that thing like a tank"

Second: After putting everything together, I can't believe you didn't put some kind of pitch on the roof!
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Old 08-23-2016, 11:16 AM   #84
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The roof is pitched. Only a few inches, but water runs off the back.... I did some of the interior work while it was raining....so I'm positive. :-)


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Old 08-23-2016, 11:20 AM   #85
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Your camo job really works. Well done.
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Old 08-23-2016, 11:23 AM   #86
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First: " You built that thing like a tank"

Second: After putting everything together, I can't believe you didn't put some kind of pitch on the roof!
Here's a good pic to show the pitch of the roof from front to back:

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Old 08-23-2016, 03:01 PM   #87
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Here's my bro's on same lease. Identical blind, but different base. These are ROCK SOLID....

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Old 08-23-2016, 03:10 PM   #88
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Awesome !
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Old 08-23-2016, 03:16 PM   #89
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Good Lord, I have seen some builds, thats a "mini" house..well done guys.. does he want to build me a frame only..??..LOL.. I only see one thing missing.. a tube for I dont want to leave and go outside...LOL
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Old 10-27-2016, 01:16 PM   #90
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Made it through the bad storm with 70+ MPH winds a few months back and didn't move an inch! COME ON December 1st! I'm ready to hunt in the BEAST!

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Old 10-27-2016, 03:52 PM   #91
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Looks good
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Old 10-27-2016, 04:07 PM   #92
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Details on how you did that cool paint job please?
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Old 10-27-2016, 06:47 PM   #93
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I've been Cerakoting guns for a few years and have really spent a lot of time on camo and patterns. Just use cardboard to cut natural shapes that you want to mimic and switch back and forth from light to dark spray cans and back and forth with negative and positive overlays holding the stencils against the stand as you spray. After about 3 layers, the 3D effect begins to appear as the far and light contrasts and overlays begin to form the appearance of shadows and depth.


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Old 10-27-2016, 06:48 PM   #94
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I've been Cerakoting guns for a few years and have really spent a lot of time on camo and patterns. Just use cardboard to cut natural shapes that you want to mimic and switch back and forth from light to dark spray cans and back and forth with negative and positive overlays holding the stencils against the stand as you spray. After about 3 layers, the 3D effect begins to appear as the dark and light contrasts and overlays begin to form the appearance of shadows and depth.


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Old 10-27-2016, 06:48 PM   #95
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Sorry....I meant to edit and not quote.... DANG phone!!!


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Old 10-27-2016, 07:40 PM   #96
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i like his style! that baby may last 3 generations!
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Old 10-28-2016, 08:54 AM   #97
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hahah thats gonna be around for a while. solid build man looks good
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Old 10-28-2016, 01:47 PM   #98
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Black Gold - heck of a job. Thanks for the paint job info.
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Old 10-28-2016, 04:03 PM   #99
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That is an awesome blind. Everything about it. Great job!!!
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Old 12-10-2018, 07:53 PM   #100
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Just finished my third season with this blind out west. Absolutely love her! May add another coat of paint this spring, but other than that, she is a palace.
5 bucks and a fox already killed from this blind.



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