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Old 03-08-2014, 11:13 PM   #151
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Awesomeness! You need to start a name it contest. I'll start with 'The Outpost'
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Old 03-09-2014, 07:58 AM   #152
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So you're building a hunting townhouse.That's just ridiculous.


















I love it!Pure awesomeness!!


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Old 03-09-2014, 10:43 AM   #153
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Most. Epic. Blind. Ever!
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Old 03-09-2014, 11:46 AM   #154
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This is an awesome build
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Old 03-09-2014, 12:18 PM   #155
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Looking good
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Old 03-09-2014, 12:30 PM   #156
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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.

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Old 03-10-2014, 07:32 AM   #157
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Coming along great, I love to follow your builds.
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Old 03-10-2014, 09:36 AM   #158
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I would make a road trip just to stand in front of your blinds!

Wow, that's all I got on this one.

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Old 03-10-2014, 10:03 AM   #159
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Great blind build. This is exactley what I wanna build at the rock quarry I run. However I wanna build it 100% out of stone except roof. Let me know if you wanna discuss stone options. I would love to see my stone on this beast and can prolly save you some money if your buying it retail locally. Pm me if you wanna talk. Great job!!
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Old 03-10-2014, 01:49 PM   #160
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Holy mother of deer blinds!!!!

Tuned in...
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Old 03-10-2014, 03:26 PM   #161
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Very cool!
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Old 03-11-2014, 03:43 PM   #162
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Great, now everybody is gonna want one! Awesome build, how about rock the first floor and use 2" foam board and stucco the second floor. Are u just gonna sleep in it and wake up and hunt, cause I think thats what most of us have in the back of our minds!!
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:40 PM   #163
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Great, now everybody is gonna want one! Awesome build, how about rock the first floor and use 2" foam board and stucco the second floor. Are u just gonna sleep in it and wake up and hunt, cause I think thats what most of us have in the back of our minds!!
I may sleep in it if I have a big one that is coming in early. That's what I like about the "shack". I can go in the day before, hunt, pig hunt at night with my light, go to bed at anytime and get up and I'm already in the blind. I have noticed a difference by not walking in and blowing out deer on the way into the blind.

If I need to sleep in this one it is for sure big enough but that's not why I built it. I have deer come into this location that I never see at any of my other set ups. It's kind of back in the brush and my trail camera shows me deer in there that I never get on any other camera any where else on my place. I wanted something that was scent free and elevated and quiet.

I'm also getting allergic to the cold ha ha. Nothing like kicking off your boots and putting on your goose down slippers and settling in for a relaxing, warm, and dry hunt. Weather no longer decides when I go hunting and how comfortable I am.

If I knew how to do stucco I would probably consider it but I think I'm going to stick with the stone. I'm not the best stone mason but it makes a good shell. The wind can be blowing 50 mph and you can't even hear it in the shack. It's a good scent barrier too. Especially with an Ozonics unit in there.
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:03 PM   #164
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Coming along nicely. I love to see your blind builds.
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:00 PM   #165
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WOW, that's impressive!
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Old 03-16-2014, 08:41 PM   #166
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I didn't work on it Saturday because I was sick but I went today. The wind was miserable and I didn't want to get up in the air with a piece of plywood so I worked on the stone. Did I mention it was miserable?
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Old 03-16-2014, 08:54 PM   #167
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Wow...gonna be totally awesome Mark! That's gonna take a lot of stone brother!
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:48 PM   #168
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Truly awsume!!! I wish my camp was that nice.
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:53 PM   #169
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You have some talent sir! Keep me coming. What an awesome build
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:20 PM   #170
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Really big question. DID IT RAIN ????
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:51 AM   #171
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Really big question. DID IT RAIN ????
My ranch neighbor said we got .1" but I couldn't tell it. The high winds evaporated anything we might have got. The wind was just miserable.
One of the things I like about the stone is that it is so tight that you can't really hear the wind when it blows hard. I'm hoping this blind will be the same way because I just hate the wind.
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:58 AM   #172
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This is nothing short of OVER THE TOP!

I LOVE it!
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Old 03-17-2014, 11:42 AM   #173
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How many Hilton Honor points to stay there?
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Old 03-17-2014, 04:30 PM   #174
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Keep the photos coming. Envious. May have to start some of these myself. I just don't have your talent!!!
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Old 03-17-2014, 04:39 PM   #175
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This thing is awesome! And I was fretting over building a basic two-man blind at my place that has to have the floor at 6 feet...you have skills!
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:20 PM   #176
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Keep the photos coming. Envious. May have to start some of these myself. I just don't have your talent!!!
I don't have much talent either. I like laying stone. I'm sure someone that really knows how to do it correctly could tell me what I'm doing wrong but I figure it's just a deer blind so...............
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Old 03-18-2014, 05:37 PM   #177
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Old 03-18-2014, 05:49 PM   #178
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Come back over the cement fill lines with black morter to give it the ol sticks and limbs break up pattern. Looks cool, keep it coming.
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:59 PM   #179
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Come back over the cement fill lines with black morter to give it the ol sticks and limbs break up pattern. Looks cool, keep it coming.
That's a great idea! I'll see if I can get some really dark colored mortar to give that a try.
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Old 03-19-2014, 07:37 AM   #180
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Geez! that thing is awesome!!! Great work! that will definately be there for a LONG, LONG time!
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:38 AM   #181
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very cool, cant wait to see it complete
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Old 03-19-2014, 01:28 PM   #182
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This is nothing short of OVER THE TOP!

I LOVE it!
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Old 03-19-2014, 01:37 PM   #183
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incredible!
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:16 PM   #184
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Classy!
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:08 AM   #185
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Wow, keep the pics coming!
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:36 AM   #186
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That thing is awesome. I would call it the ALAMO.
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:38 AM   #187
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That thing is awesome. I would call it the ALAMO.
Haha...you haven't been paying attention little Spike. Mark already built the Alamo!

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...ighlight=Alamo

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Old 03-22-2014, 06:09 PM   #188
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Ok, the Alamo on steroids then...
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Old 03-23-2014, 12:36 AM   #189
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The Citadel!
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Old 03-23-2014, 10:50 PM   #190
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I got the roof on except for the last piece of metal. I didn't have any way to get off of the roof except from the inside so I had to leave the last piece of metal off until I can get a scaffold set up. I put up a few more pieces of exterior OSB but my nail gun jammed on the last piece so I didn't get it up. I'll get the scaffold set up first thing next Saturday and finish up the roof and siding and hopefully get back to laying stone.
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Old 03-23-2014, 11:03 PM   #191
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At least you didn't screw down the last piece of tin before you realized you couldn't get down.














Did ya?

Lookin awesome, Mark!
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Old 03-23-2014, 11:11 PM   #192
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man o man, what a set up, stellar work
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Old 03-23-2014, 11:13 PM   #193
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No, I knew I had to leave it off. I was proud of myself for getting up on top of that thing since I am afraid of heights. The wind wasn't bad or I wouldn't have crawled up there.
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Old 03-23-2014, 11:27 PM   #194
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No, I knew I had to leave it off. I was proud of myself for getting up on top of that thing since I am afraid of heights. The wind wasn't bad or I wouldn't have crawled up there.
Not preaching at you brother...but sure hope you aren't working on that thing at those heights by yourself? Not safe Mark!

Looking awesome BTW.
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:06 AM   #195
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:58 AM   #196
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Not preaching at you brother...but sure hope you aren't working on that thing at those heights by yourself? Not safe Mark!

Looking awesome BTW.
My wife was there while I was on top of it and most of it was done off of a ladder off of the inside. I got on top to put the screws in on the outside edge only. I'm scared to death of heights so I don't take chances when it comes to roofs. I'll set up the scaffold next weekend and finish it out and be done with the metal work.
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Old 03-25-2014, 10:42 PM   #197
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Looking awesome!
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:45 AM   #198
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Super cool!
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Old 03-29-2014, 01:38 AM   #199
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Your blinds are exceptional. Been browsing for some ideas on a blind I hope to start in the very near future. Have a whole lot of 10" - 12" x 8' cedar logs stacked up & ready for a "Hill Country Log Cabin" blind that I have in mind. Your works of art now have me leaning toward native stone. You have me in a quandary..... ;-) Definitely keeping an eye on this build!
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Old 03-29-2014, 09:43 PM   #200
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Your blinds are exceptional. Been browsing for some ideas on a blind I hope to start in the very near future. Have a whole lot of 10" - 12" x 8' cedar logs stacked up & ready for a "Hill Country Log Cabin" blind that I have in mind. Your works of art now have me leaning toward native stone. You have me in a quandary..... ;-) Definitely keeping an eye on this build!
Be sure and post a lot of pictures when you start. I love looking at all of the ideas and working different things into my blinds.
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