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Old 02-03-2014, 12:06 PM   #51
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:11 PM   #52
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:30 PM   #53
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:31 PM   #54
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I'm really interested in this one!
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:32 PM   #55
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Oh goodie!!
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Old 02-03-2014, 04:24 PM   #56
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Bottom floor Bar... Top Floor shootin... what about the roof? party deck? elevator plans? lol
Maybe call it the "Dry Bean" after the saloon in Lonesome Dove? Bar down stairs, "sports" above.
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Old 02-03-2014, 04:29 PM   #57
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Maybe call it the "Dry Bean" after the saloon in Lonesome Dove? Bar down stairs, "sports" above.
Perfect!
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Old 02-03-2014, 05:47 PM   #58
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:15 PM   #59
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I'll be watching this one close, can't wait!


Is the bottom floor gonna have sleeping arrangements, or 4wheeler parking? Or is it just a means to hold up the 2nd floor?
I'm making the bottom big enough for a cot in case I have one of those big suckers that is always standing there at first light but disappears right after first light but I'm not planning on making it a habit of sleeping in it. The Shack is just too comfy and is about 400 yards away. I thought about the 4 wheeler parking but this is one of those areas where I just want to slip in there as quiet as I can. I see deer on trailcam at this location that I don't see anywhere else on my place. The brush is pretty thick back there and I think the deer really like it in there.
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:16 PM   #60
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Maybe call it the "Dry Bean" after the saloon in Lonesome Dove? Bar down stairs, "sports" above.
I like that! The Bean it is.
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:18 PM   #61
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The weather forecast is showing rain/snow for Friday and Saturday. Sux! I was going to try to pour it on Friday.
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:43 PM   #62
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Maybe call it the "Dry Bean" after the saloon in Lonesome Dove? Bar down stairs, "sports" above.
This was the first thing I thought when I saw the thread title!

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The weather forecast is showing rain/snow for Friday and Saturday. Sux! I was going to try to pour it on Friday.
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:07 PM   #63
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:37 PM   #64
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The weather forecast is showing rain/snow for Friday and Saturday. Sux! I was going to try to pour it on Friday.
Well DANGIT, I guess you'll just have to den up in the line shack and shoot some pigs from there! In the snow......

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Old 02-06-2014, 01:38 PM   #65
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Old 02-07-2014, 10:42 PM   #66
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I was going to pour today but found out that the concrete plant in Post has shut down. Next closest is in Slaton and my minimum is 5 yards and with the mileage it's going to cost me about $750. That sucks! My pour is almost 2 yards so to be able to use the minimum 5 yards I am going to dig footings for one more blind and also a small well house. I'm going to TRY to get them dug and formed tomorrow so I can pour next Friday. Bummer.

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Old 02-07-2014, 11:49 PM   #67
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:10 AM   #68
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That's a stinker. :-(
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:59 PM   #69
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:51 AM   #70
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We had about a foot of snow at the ranch earlier this week and the place was still white when I got there yesterday. While I was there it all melted in the 60 degree weather and it was a sloppy mess. I was able to get to one of the other pours I am going to do while I have the concrete truck and I got the footings dug and got it formed up. I couldn't get back to the other blind I am going to pour to get it dug and formed.

Friday's pour looks doubtful at this point. I may not be able to get a concrete truck in there for a week and that is assuming we don't get any more moisture. Bummer. I sure would hate to get a concrete truck stuck though. I'm guessing it would take a dozer to get one out and they would tear the crap out of my pasture doing it.
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:19 PM   #71
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Thanks to our PAST presidents I was afforded the opportunity to pour the concrete on both blinds today. The 2 story blind has the hexagonal front and the other one has a round front. The round front blind will be about 6' tall. Just big enough to get in and comfortably hunt from when the wind is right to slip in there. I didn't have a blind that was easy to get into when I had a north or east wind so this is a big bonus for me. All of the blinds are great to hunt with just about any wind but getting into the blinds isn't always ideal.
I just could resist adding the Cabelas effect on the 2nd one. Deer tracks!
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:22 PM   #72
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Don't know why it wouldn't let me load another photo..............
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:01 PM   #73
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Keep em coming! Following like crazy. Offseason boredom... Plus your builds are just awesome.
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:16 PM   #74
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Been waiting for this one to update
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:19 PM   #75
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Don't know why it wouldn't let me load another photo..............

That's awesome.
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:26 PM   #76
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Just turned into a pope and young on that post also...
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:55 AM   #77
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:04 AM   #78
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You had my intrest....
Now you have my attention.

I've never seen a blind with a concrete foundation...
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:21 AM   #79
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:24 AM   #80
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You had my intrest....
Now you have my attention.

I've never seen a blind with a concrete foundation...
check out his other blind builds...
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:09 AM   #81
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Following this one. I really enjoyed the other one you built.
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:14 AM   #82
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:15 AM   #83
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Looking good, I love these threads!
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:17 AM   #84
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aww heck yeah! Looking forward to watching this one go up like the last one.

Tuned in.
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:32 PM   #85
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Very cool.
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:01 PM   #86
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Does anybody have a link to a thread on one of this fellas' other builds ???
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:15 PM   #87
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TWO,
you should be able to search his screen name and key words and to search threads that he has started. pretty awesome builds, the previous ones. should be pretty amazing again

Im in
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:51 PM   #88
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Looking good, Mark. I can't wait to see how this one turns out.

It was nice meeting you this Saturday and thanks for the tour...I'm still amazed after seeing that other blind/house you built.
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:37 PM   #89
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Looking good, Mark. I can't wait to see how this one turns out.

It was nice meeting you this Saturday and thanks for the tour...I'm still amazed after seeing that other blind/house you built.
It was nice to meet you too Brandon. I always enjoy meeting TBH'er's. I'm glad you guys came down and I enjoyed the visit.
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Old 02-20-2014, 02:29 PM   #90
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Lookin good!

I can see 100 years from now, some dudes gonna be lookin for a place to hunt, and he's going to think he found an ancient civilization for midgets when he comes accross your stands.
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:10 PM   #91
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I didn't get down there until late so I didn't get a whole lot done today. A buddy gave me 4- 8" X 8" X 10' cedar posts so I am going to use them for floor joists for the second floor and leave them sticking out of the stone wall on each end. Someone is going to pick up my deerview windows for me next week so I'll be able to cut them in before long. I ran out of lumber and didn't have enough 2"X4"'s to finish framing the back wall.
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:17 PM   #92
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I can't wait to see this come along. So this one isn't going to be totally square huh? Diggin the over hang
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:26 PM   #93
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Oh ya! I'm in... And ready to help. Just say the word!
Me too. Have lots of tools and ready to travel. I want to be in the front row to see one of these go together. I'm in post once a week already. You have my number.
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:35 PM   #94
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Look forward to this every week look forward to seeing final product
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:35 PM   #95
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Following, thing is going to be sweet....
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:40 PM   #96
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Old 02-23-2014, 10:30 PM   #97
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I can't wait to see this come along. So this one isn't going to be totally square huh? Diggin the over hang
The offset 45 degree window in the Alamo works very well so I decided to make the front an octagon shape. I also have learned that the more deep set the windows are.....the better the chance you have of opening them without being detected. I planted a grape vine in front of the shack a couple of weeks ago in hopes that it starts to cover the front of the shack. I'll trim the grape vine up where I have a shooting hole but I think it will help a bunch.

I probably won't do too much hunting out of the bottom floor from this blind but I wanted windows down there so I have the option.

After getting the 3 walls framed it is a little bit bigger than what I thought it was going to be and I will have enough room for a cot and some good shelves down one side and still have plenty of room.

I'm starting to get excited!!
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Old 02-23-2014, 10:31 PM   #98
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Me too. Have lots of tools and ready to travel. I want to be in the front row to see one of these go together. I'm in post once a week already. You have my number.
You'll have to come down one day with Coach W and check it out. I might even put you guys to work.
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Old 02-23-2014, 10:33 PM   #99
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If there was a Description for Macoops' builds in a single word...it would be... "LEGENDARY!"

This guy is awesome! keep up the good work!
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Old 02-23-2014, 10:44 PM   #100
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You'll have to come down one day with Coach W and check it out. I might even put you guys to work.
Maybe you can take a break and shoot some coyotes with us as well.
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