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Old 08-08-2015, 11:45 AM   #1
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Default A new set of hexagon ground blinds

Getting started on another set of ground blinds. Mostly the same as my previous blinds but I will assemble them at shop and then haul and set them. I have raised the threshold on my entry door, so I can bury them a little deeper in the ground. Last set, I made as modular panels and assembled them after I dug the hole. Hauling will be a bigger chore but assembly should work better. Will be building 8 and will post as progress is made.
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Old 08-08-2015, 11:56 AM   #2
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What length are you cutting the studs to make the hexagon ? I'm getting ready to build one myself
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Old 08-08-2015, 02:35 PM   #3
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I'm glad to see you at it again Bodey, I love those blinds!
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Old 08-08-2015, 02:41 PM   #4
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thing looks serious! great work
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Old 08-08-2015, 08:57 PM   #5
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I'm using 3x5 foot sheets of Hardie backer board for walls. All my horizontals are 36inches with a 30degree cut on each end. 2x4 on bottom and 2x2 on top. Verticals are 2x4 studs cut 55 inches long but they have a 30 degree rip on each side, to tie the panels together with the proper angle. Everything is glued with liquid nails and staled with neumatic staples.
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Old 08-08-2015, 09:05 PM   #6
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Awesome!!!!

I love these type blinds....Enjoyed helping y'all set up the last ones.

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Old 08-09-2015, 05:24 PM   #7
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What will be your overall width ?
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Old 08-09-2015, 06:16 PM   #8
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Following closely I'm going to attempt to build one of these this week
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Old 08-10-2015, 12:35 PM   #9
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62.5 inches flat side to flat side and 72 inches corner to corner. Plenty of room to sit two regular sized folks. Will be working on roofs tomorrow.
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Thanks .
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Old 08-11-2015, 03:28 PM   #11
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How much does that weigh when finished?
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Old 08-12-2015, 04:35 PM   #12
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Completed 8 bodies and cut rough openings for windows and doors. Installing wood frames for windows and laying out Masonite roof triangles to serve as base for fiberglass skin.
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Old 08-12-2015, 04:38 PM   #13
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Old 08-12-2015, 04:39 PM   #14
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Somebody please tell me why pics turn out sideways and upside down. I'm sorry you have to stand on your head to view my pics.
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Here you go Bodey....



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Old 08-12-2015, 05:34 PM   #16
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God I love that shop!
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Old 08-12-2015, 07:16 PM   #17
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God I love that shop!
No kidding!

That's what dreams are made of Wife could gladly tell me to get out of the kitchen with that in the back yard
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Old 08-12-2015, 08:03 PM   #18
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I'm going to try to get started on mine this weekend
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Old 08-12-2015, 08:11 PM   #19
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Completed 8 bodies and cut rough openings for windows and doors. Installing wood frames for windows and laying out Masonite roof triangles to serve as base for fiberglass skin.
Are you fiberglassing the whole thing or just the roof? If not how well does that hardie hold up being buried?
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Old 08-12-2015, 10:21 PM   #20
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never thought to use backer board.. a lot cheaper too
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Old 08-13-2015, 08:46 AM   #21
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Backer board is great stuff, stuck a piece in water trough for about 10 months. Pulled it out and no damage whatsoever. Love the blinds and thread as we'll keep us posted!
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Old 08-13-2015, 09:17 AM   #22
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How thick is the backer board your using? 1/4" or 1/2"
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Old 08-13-2015, 09:36 AM   #23
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How thick is the backer board your using? 1/4" or 1/2"
x2.

Seems like anything built from backer would last much long; however, it would be much heavier I would assume.
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Old 08-14-2015, 05:13 AM   #24
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Could Ya show some more pics of the roof ? What angles and length did you go with ?
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Old 08-14-2015, 08:38 AM   #25
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Bidet not sure what you used to water proof before but sonneborn makes a product called HLM 5000 that is a below grade water proofer for below grade masonry such as concrete basements. It's a heavy black coating and would make them last forever below grade.
Check it out.

Looks good
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Old 08-14-2015, 11:55 PM   #26
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Old 08-16-2015, 08:04 AM   #27
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Got sidetracked this weekend and didn't get any work done. Will get started on fiberglass roofs this week.
Jack, I didn't do any thing but paint the blinds, outside and in, with a good quality exterior paint. Black on inside and drab green outside. I don't know what is happening with paint below grade, but the hardie board should last for as long as I do. I do see a little mildew on inside, below grade, on blinds that are in lower poorly drained areas. It wipes off with a damp towel.
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In your country you prob don't have to worry as much about moisture I guess

Gonna be a nice place to take some of those monster deer!
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Old 08-18-2015, 08:33 PM   #29
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Finished fiberglass roofs on 2 blinds today. Miserable work in August. They are ready for paint. Ordered windows and doors from Deer-View. Made my own doors on last batch but trying theirs, this go around.
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Old 08-20-2015, 04:33 PM   #30
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Got all fiberglass roofs done today. Thank God for a cool rainy day. You will have to stand on your head to get a good look. Waiting on some windows and doors. Time to crank up the airless paint sprayer.
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Nice work Bodey.

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Old 08-22-2015, 09:17 AM   #32
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Fine work! Would like to see one of these in the ground.
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Old 08-22-2015, 10:35 AM   #33
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How much fiberglass would it take to build one roof ?
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Old 08-22-2015, 02:58 PM   #34
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how you get it to stick to the ceiling and wall like that?
... I wish I had a shop that big
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Old 08-23-2015, 11:32 AM   #35
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I got started on mine today thanks to your post . I'm using recycled fence boards . Still not sure how I'm sound the roof
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Somebody please tell me why pics turn out sideways and upside down. I'm sorry you have to stand on your head to view my pics.

For the education on how to build an awesome blind I’ll hang by my toes!!!


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Old 09-10-2020, 09:41 AM   #37
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Fine work! Would like to see one of these in the ground.


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Those are freakin bad *****$$$....I'd be willing to buy a template/sketch and material list....
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Search his thread here:


Ground Blinds mass production
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I asked and he gave a spot on list, although I couldn’t find 6’ fiberglass cloth I made due with 16yds of 5’ wide cloth when I made mine.


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Sure will. Thank you.


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Old 09-21-2020, 08:06 AM   #41
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Got two of my three loaded last night on the trailer, painting the last two roofs and I’ll be ready to head to the lease and set up probably today or tomorrow depending on this weather.




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Old 01-27-2021, 11:43 PM   #42
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Well first season in the ground and I’m a believer in Bodey’s blinds! Had deer come within 5yds of the setups and never seemed spooked like they’d get with popups.


Only thing I plan to change is move one of them to a better spot at a feed pen and maybe build a few more for the lease for next year. Definitely gonna look into deer view doors as my door building skills are lacking!


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Well first season in the ground and I’m a believer in Bodey’s blinds! Had deer come within 5yds of the setups and never seemed spooked like they’d get with popups.


Only thing I plan to change is move one of them to a better spot at a feed pen and maybe build a few more for the lease for next year. Definitely gonna look into deer view doors as my door building skills are lacking!


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Yep. I built octagon and believe the same.

Pop-ups took months for deer to get used to and after a deer was shot they stayed away for a few days. I built octagon and can have deer back at the feeder within the hour after a shot

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I experienced the same thing and I installed mine first weekend of October and hunted them mid December. Thank goodness the spots I chose were sandy soil and no rock!!!


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Man those look awesome. Thanks for adding all the links to past threads with the details on the build. Will definitely be giving one of these a go.
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