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Old 02-23-2014, 10:55 PM   #101
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Maybe you can take a break and shoot some coyotes with us as well.
Sounds like a deal. I was covered up with them during the season. I'm sure the guy across the road from me would like some whacked on his place too!
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Old 02-23-2014, 11:10 PM   #102
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Sounds like a deal. I was covered up with them during the season. I'm sure the guy across the road from me would like some whacked on his place too!
Great. Let's thin out as many fawn killers as possible before the does start to drop.
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:13 PM   #103
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I got to work on the blind some today. I put the other two beams up and finished framing the back side and put up some more OSB on the outside. I will start framing the second level on Saturday. My Deerview windows shipped today and should be in by Saturday. Man they have great service. I ordered them yesterday and they should be here in a day or two. I ordered the camo windows so they should look pretty cool.
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:42 PM   #104
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:02 PM   #105
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Coming along nicely, can't wait to see the final product!
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:35 AM   #106
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Mark, is this one gonna be stone as well?
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:47 AM   #107
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Mark, is this one gonna be stone as well?
please say "yes"
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:54 AM   #108
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please say "yes"
It has a brick ledge so it looks promising!
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:39 AM   #109
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Yes. There is a big ol footing underneath all the way around with rebar. The plan is to stone it.
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:52 AM   #110
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You're gonna love laying stone on a scaffold.
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:03 AM   #111
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Looks Great...
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:17 AM   #112
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This is awesome
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Old 02-26-2014, 01:17 PM   #113
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Gonna love seeing it with stone, great build.
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Old 02-26-2014, 03:13 PM   #114
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You're gonna love laying stone on a scaffold.
I know. It's gonna suck! I just keep telling myself that somehow, some day, it will be worth it. Not sure how it will be worth it but that's what I keep telling myself. I'm even thinking about making the to floor only about 5 foot tall just so I don't t have to lay stone that high.
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Old 02-26-2014, 03:17 PM   #115
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I know. It's gonna suck! I just keep telling myself that somehow, some day, it will be worth it. Not sure how it will be worth it but that's what I keep telling myself. I'm even thinking about making the to floor only about 5 foot tall just so I don't t have to lay stone that high.
It will be worth it every time you watch a sunrise or sunset from the second story. It's amazing how far you can see in west Texas from a eight foot elevation.
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Old 02-26-2014, 03:27 PM   #116
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It's amazing how far you can see in west Texas from a eight foot elevation.
That sounds awesome !!!!
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Old 02-26-2014, 03:47 PM   #117
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Epic...again...
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Old 02-26-2014, 04:07 PM   #118
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You should have some windows there. Just saying...
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Old 02-26-2014, 04:08 PM   #119
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We need one of these outposts on a hill at the back of our place. You can see 20 miles, it would be fun to go over and look back at it from there. Impressive!!!
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:06 PM   #120
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Thanks once again for making all of us look like slackers!!! Awesome as always!!
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:51 PM   #121
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You should have some windows there. Just saying...
Yea, I know. It sure seems like a lot of effort to build something this tall just to hunt off of the top of it with no windows...................

My Deerview windows came in today. I'll put the actual glass in at a later date but I'll get the frames in this weekend.
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Old 02-27-2014, 01:03 AM   #122
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Very cool. Following.
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Old 02-27-2014, 01:09 AM   #123
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I know. It's gonna suck! I just keep telling myself that somehow, some day, it will be worth it. Not sure how it will be worth it but that's what I keep telling myself. I'm even thinking about making the to floor only about 5 foot tall just so I don't t have to lay stone that high.
There is NO DOUBT it will be worth it that's what I love about your blinds.

If it wasn't a pain in the ***/back, everyone would do it. Been there.

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Old 02-27-2014, 08:42 AM   #124
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Also following... Where is the fridge going to go?
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:09 AM   #125
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Awesome! Following......
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Old 02-28-2014, 10:17 PM   #126
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Awesome!
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Old 02-28-2014, 10:21 PM   #127
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You want a spot on our lease? I have some ideas
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:10 PM   #128
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Got the 2nd floor framed and partially skinned. I still have to frame the back wall on the second floor. I cut the cedar window frames in on the first floor. First floor windows are 12" X 12" with no side windows and the second floor will be 12" X 24" with 12" X 12" on the sides. this will be a tough stoning project since it is so tall but I've got all summer to get it finished.
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:24 PM   #129
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Wow...

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Old 03-01-2014, 10:30 PM   #130
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Awesome...just awesome!
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:33 PM   #131
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WOW! That's all I can say
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:40 PM   #132
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Old 03-01-2014, 11:14 PM   #133
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Old 03-01-2014, 11:28 PM   #134
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I wish I would have known you were out there today. I was out at the lease playing with the 500 and 600 yard targerts. I would have been glad to hod some things while you screwed them in. The blind is looking great.
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Old 03-02-2014, 12:12 AM   #135
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With a coat of stucco it would have a Spanish fort type of architecture. But then you would need an open parapet on the top with maybe a built in sun chair.
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Old 03-02-2014, 08:00 AM   #136
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Old 03-02-2014, 08:06 AM   #137
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Mark awesome build as usual. Add me to the list of willing participants if you need another hand. Always looking for an excuse to get outside
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:49 PM   #138
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Mark,

Been following this thread ............ Cannot believe the single high blind after Brandon and I saw it in person a few weeks ago. This one looks even more extreme......hat is off to you my friend!
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Old 03-07-2014, 10:42 PM   #139
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Been following this thread ............ Cannot believe the single high blind after Brandon and I saw it in person a few weeks ago. This one looks even more extreme......hat is off to you my friend!
Thanks for the compliment. It was great meeting you guys. It sounds like you guys have a great place and hunt with some good folks. I really enjoyed the visit.

I found a local builder that just finished a nice stone building and he gave me all of the left overs from that job so I'm going to be off to a good start when I start laying stone. He said he had other jobs that he will have left over stone so I may be doing the stone on this one for pretty much free. That's hard to beat a deal like that.

I finished building the frames for the Deerview windows today and I think I have enough lumber to finish the framing including the roof. I'll hopefully put the metal on the roof next weekend and start laying stone. I'm really getting excited about this one.
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Old 03-08-2014, 12:18 AM   #140
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Thanks for the compliment. It was great meeting you guys. It sounds like you guys have a great place and hunt with some good folks. I really enjoyed the visit.

I found a local builder that just finished a nice stone building and he gave me all of the left overs from that job so I'm going to be off to a good start when I start laying stone. He said he had other jobs that he will have left over stone so I may be doing the stone on this one for pretty much free. That's hard to beat a deal like that.

I finished building the frames for the Deerview windows today and I think I have enough lumber to finish the framing including the roof. I'll hopefully put the metal on the roof next weekend and start laying stone. I'm really getting excited about this one.
On a scale from 1-10 , you win! Too cool
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Old 03-08-2014, 12:42 AM   #141
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Old 03-08-2014, 01:22 PM   #142
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you sir are the MAN!
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:40 PM   #143
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We pretty much finished framing the roof and got all of the 2nd floor windows and frames cut in. This thing is way up there. I sat and looked out of the windows and started getting excited about hunting out of it.
Hopefully I can get the roof on next weekend and finish skinning it out so I can start laying stone.
I took a picture with the feeder in the foreground so you can see how far the feeder is from the blind.
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:49 PM   #144
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My gosh....I thought I was impressed with the Alamo!

This doesn't suck!!
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:50 PM   #145
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Looks like it's coming along great
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:54 PM   #146
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Coming along great. The deer will never pay any attention to you in that
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:59 PM   #147
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Coming along great. The deer will never pay any attention to you in that
Ha....I'm banking on getting it finished and getting my butt out of there so they get used to it. Quite a bit larger than I was thinking it would be.
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Old 03-08-2014, 10:00 PM   #148
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Old 03-08-2014, 10:05 PM   #149
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Ha....I'm banking on getting it finished and getting my butt out of there so they get used to it. Quite a bit larger than I was thinking it would be.
I'm really serious abut them never looking up in west Texas. I have 2 eight by eight box blinds on 10 foot towers. The deer do not pay any attention to us in them.
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Old 03-08-2014, 10:09 PM   #150
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I'm really serious abut them never looking up in west Texas. I have 2 eight by eight box blinds on 10 foot towers. The deer do not pay any attention to us in them.
That's good news for me. They don't pay any attention to the other two blinds but they don't stick up in the air 14 feet tall. I hope you are correct.
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