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Old 11-09-2014, 01:36 PM   #551
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Hopefully I'll have an LDP in front of it before long. I've only hunted it about 4 times now.
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Old 11-10-2014, 07:34 AM   #552
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Insanity at its finest!!!!!
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Old 11-12-2014, 09:28 PM   #553
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MACOOP you have vision and skill sir! I look forward to seeing anything else you build, gives me ideas. Maybe I can duplicate one of your masterpieces one day
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Old 11-12-2014, 09:48 PM   #554
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Master Piece indeed!!
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Old 11-13-2014, 07:01 AM   #555
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Inspiring! Amazing blind!
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Old 11-13-2014, 08:26 AM   #556
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Hopefully I'll have an LDP in front of it before long. I've only hunted it about 4 times now.
I hope so! Getting pretty dang cold but I bet you're staying warm when you hunt any of your rock houses
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Old 11-13-2014, 11:03 AM   #557
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Can I come hunt with you?
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Old 11-13-2014, 01:12 PM   #558
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WOW! Im speechless..
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Old 11-13-2014, 01:42 PM   #559
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Old 11-13-2014, 09:02 PM   #560
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I hope so! Getting pretty dang cold but I bet you're staying warm when you hunt any of your rock houses
If it is cold but warms up during the day, they stay a constant comfortable temperature. When it stays below freezing for 3 or 4 days, they get cold like everything else. I use a small propane heater and it keeps it toasty warm in two of them but a propane heater will run you out of the Alamo. You can't run it over about 5 minutes in there. A propane heater on low will put you into nap mode pretty quick.
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Old 11-17-2014, 10:05 PM   #561
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I keep coming back to this thread and it's amazing!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-17-2014, 10:13 PM   #562
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I keep coming back to this thread and it's amazing!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-17-2014, 10:34 PM   #563
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I keep coming back to this thread and it's amazing!!!!!!!!!
Thanks Man! That's pretty flattering.

This blind is pretty awesome to hunt out of and it doesn't really seem like a blind. It's more like an observatory. The deer don't pay any attention to it. It is surprising that they don't but they actually walk within just feet of it sometimes. I'm sure that will all change when I fling my first arrow out of it.

I have shot opportunities on does and small bucks every time I hunt this blind but I'm holding out for a good one. It's been extremely slow in my neck of the woods but I'm hoping the cold weather and frozen vegetation helps a little bit.

I still have some things I want to do to the inside but hunting season crept up on me fast. It isn't near as comfortable as the shack but I'll get it there eventually. Carpet upstairs will make a big difference since it seems noisy on the wood floor. I like the wood floor but carpet will quiet it down for sure. The insulation I put in the walls and ceiling upstairs made a big difference during the warm days and I hope when I fire up a heater it will also help.

Thanks for watching the thread as it was a real adventure for me to build something like this.
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Old 11-18-2014, 03:30 PM   #564
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I bet your bow is whisper quiet shooting from this think. They blind is so well insulated do the deer even duck? That is pure greatness!!
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Old 01-01-2015, 02:04 AM   #565
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Old 07-31-2015, 10:57 PM   #566
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Old 11-01-2015, 08:19 PM   #567
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I hung the solar panel and installed the power plant on the inside today. I moved the feeder a few yards closer and cleared a few branches out of the shooting lane. I put 1000 lbs. of corn in the feeder, threw out a bushel of pears from the neighbors tree, cleaned out the inside and loaded all of my equipment up and filled the feeder at the Shack and came home. I am officially finished!
There are a couple of far away pics for someone that wanted them.

I hope the next pic I post will be an LDP pic in front of this thing.

I'm bringing this thread back from the dark ages.

I was scrolling down and noticed a pic that looked REALLY familiar. I scrolled a little further, and I was right! A Totalflow box! I'm guessing you work in gas measurement?
Any way... You put more effort into your dear blinds than I do into my own house.
I've done a little bit of everything you did to build this blind, and I've got to say that you are WAY more determined than I am. It turned out great!
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Old 11-01-2015, 09:59 PM   #568
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I'm bringing this thread back from the dark ages.

I was scrolling down and noticed a pic that looked REALLY familiar. I scrolled a little further, and I was right! A Totalflow box! I'm guessing you work in gas measurement?
Any way... You put more effort into your dear blinds than I do into my own house.
I've done a little bit of everything you did to build this blind, and I've got to say that you are WAY more determined than I am. It turned out great!
I work in the gas pipeline business. We had some old obsolete units that were gutted and they make great battery boxes and most of the voltage regulators are still good too.

I stuck my first buck out of it this year at 18 yards. He was a good buck and the shot was at dark so I decided to let him be for the night. I went back the next morning and the yotes had eaten him. Since I didn't have to use a tag I have a couple of more on the hit list. I'm looking forward to hunting this blind for many years to come.
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Old 11-02-2015, 11:16 AM   #569
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Not sure how I missed this one. If I ever get finished with the inside of our skinning shed I would like to make one of these out of the rocks we have laying around the property. Your bow blinds are what all bow blinds are measured up against.
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Old 11-02-2015, 03:21 PM   #570
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WOW it turned up looking great
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Old 11-16-2016, 07:46 PM   #571
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That's a work of art, wish I could hunt out of a blind like that
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Old 11-16-2016, 09:16 PM   #572
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So, have you started your project on this slab yet?

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Old 11-16-2016, 10:01 PM   #573
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I love that Tim read the whole thread to remember that slab, I had forgotten it. I remember all of Marks threads and always enjoy going back and reviewing them.


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Old 11-17-2016, 06:44 AM   #574
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I love that Tim read the whole thread to remember that slab, I had forgotten it. I remember all of Marks threads and always enjoy going back and reviewing them.
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A newbie spike posted and brought it to the top and I went back a couple pages to look at the double deck house of death and there was that bare naked slab just waiting for another great Macoop project to happen.

Couldn't leaverB!
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Old 11-17-2016, 08:09 AM   #575
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Unbelievable work, don't know how I missed this! Just incredible
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Old 11-17-2016, 10:49 AM   #576
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Pretty amazing build!
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Old 11-17-2016, 12:42 PM   #577
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Following...can't wait to see the pics
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Old 11-17-2016, 12:55 PM   #578
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you sir have the right idea of how to build a blind. Well done.
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Old 11-17-2016, 01:40 PM   #579
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Nice!
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Old 11-17-2016, 03:48 PM   #580
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Wow, just wow. I just read through this whole thread.

My house is skinned in the same stone as the bigger, rounder pieces. Just beautiful work, man. IDK if I could stay awake hunting out of that blind. Be like sitting in the living room watching an awesome outdoor show.

Enjoy it, you deserve it for all the work you put into it!

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Old 11-18-2016, 11:19 AM   #581
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So, have you started your project on this slab yet?

I haven't started on this one yet. I've been getting the itch to do something with the slab and every time there is a north wind I wish I had it as an option to hunt out of. I hunted out of the two story blind Wednesday evening and it's a great blind. There are always shot opportunities but I just keep waiting for mr Holmes to show up.
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Old 11-18-2016, 12:53 PM   #582
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Well done macoop. Well done. You can always get around to that other slab after the season is done. Right now, there's deer to be kilt.

Edit: Or, ya could throw a pop-up on top of it for now. And tie it off to those stakes so it don't blow away.

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Old 11-18-2016, 01:19 PM   #583
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I just made it all the way through the thread and WOW, is all I got. That's an awesome build.
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Old 11-18-2016, 01:26 PM   #584
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I haven't started on this one yet. I've been getting the itch to do something with the slab and every time there is a north wind I wish I had it as an option to hunt out of. I hunted out of the two story blind Wednesday evening and it's a great blind. There are always shot opportunities but I just keep waiting for mr Holmes to show up.
Can't wait for season to end so we can watch the master do another great build.
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Old 12-15-2016, 12:08 AM   #585
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I wanted to bump this back up bc of your LDP in front of it. Still amazed at how awesomely awesome this blind is!!!!

And so the all the newbies could see this work of art.
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Old 12-15-2016, 09:56 PM   #586
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double deck house of death
Great name.
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Old 12-16-2016, 12:36 AM   #587
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The "Dry Bean".
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Old 12-20-2016, 11:07 AM   #588
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This is by far the coolest blind I have seen anywhere! Great Build.
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Old 12-20-2016, 11:47 AM   #589
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That is probably the nicest deer stand I've ever seen.
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Old 02-01-2017, 02:43 PM   #590
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This thing is nicer than my first college apartment
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Old 02-01-2017, 02:53 PM   #591
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Dam, I want one.... Awesome...
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Old 02-06-2017, 08:03 PM   #592
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Wow, just wow.


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Old 11-25-2017, 10:15 AM   #593
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Got any recent pics? Any additions?
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Old 11-25-2017, 02:17 PM   #594
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I don’t have any additions. I poured the slab for another blind but haven’t started on it yet. I built a barn this summer so that took all of my time.
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Old 11-25-2017, 02:18 PM   #595
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I hunt in areas where invading Mongol hordes are an issue, and I feel like I need one of these.
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Old 09-25-2018, 06:59 AM   #596
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Glad this was brought up in the great threads thread, when you gonna build the half round house Macoop?
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Old 09-25-2018, 09:53 AM   #597
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Oh man. I e got too much building to do. I need to finish the lean to on my barn and then start on a house but I look at that slab all the time. I bet I could knock it out in about a month if I got after it but it wonít happen until the season is over now. I havenít forgot about it.
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Old 09-25-2018, 08:36 PM   #598
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Glad this was brought up in the great threads thread, when you gonna build the half round house Macoop?


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Old 09-26-2018, 06:49 AM   #599
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Oh man. I e got too much building to do. I need to finish the lean to on my barn and then start on a house but I look at that slab all the time. I bet I could knock it out in about a month if I got after it but it wonít happen until the season is over now. I havenít forgot about it.
No pressure here, you got the canvas ready when the time is available. Just don't forget to post it up on DIY and put an alert thread on the fireside.
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