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#1 alleyyooper OFFLINE  

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Posted October 31, 2014 - 05:45 AM

Have been working on a new one. It is from 90% recycled material.
Have had the platform up for about a month but other duty's that must be done before cold weather (below 45F) has kept me from making the box part to put on the platform.

Ripped 2x4's into 1 1/2  for the frame work. installed a plastic corrugated board that is a fast food drive way sign, over that I installed some steel I recovered in a building tear down I helped a guy do. Also have some steel a friend gave me who used to build pole barns before 2009.

This side will face west.

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This is the south facing which will be the front of the blind with some of the steel on.

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Looking in the door, plan is to paint the insides so I don't get hunger from just sitting and thinking of the sandwiches coffee and donuts.

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The roof is also steel on purlins. I am using that expanding foam to cover the bottom. It will cut down on the noise of rain and also help retain heat in the blind. No picture of that part yet.

 

:D   Al


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Posted October 31, 2014 - 10:38 AM

I'm afraid I would be starving after 10mins of staring at breakfast sandwiches! Great blind!
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Posted October 31, 2014 - 11:21 AM

Looks great. Are you going to insulate it? I still use pop up blinds due to having to use state land.  Should be a good one for you. Thanks.                    Roger.



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Posted October 31, 2014 - 11:35 AM

I'm afraid I would be starving after 10mins of staring at breakfast sandwiches! Great blind!

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Posted October 31, 2014 - 07:08 PM

I got hungry just looking at the pictures.



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Posted November 02, 2014 - 09:06 AM

Don't know if I will insulate or not. Should be easy to do later if I think it needs it. Just measure and cut some bead board to fit and use liquid nails to hold it in place.

 

Years ago I quickly built this one after dark and had it in the woods by noon the next day. Is only 4x4 foot square. Later I made some brackets for it so you could lay it down and with the hitch thing I built could tow it with a ATV or two guys could pull it to a place.

I sold it to a guy who still uses it on state land in Wexford county. He and his sun set it out every year.

 

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I have also seen them in the UP with PVC skis so you could move them about easy.

 

:D   Al


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Posted November 02, 2014 - 09:11 AM

Never used a blind since I was always worried about some drunk flat lander using it for zeroing in his hunting rifle.



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Posted November 03, 2014 - 05:09 AM

When it comes to drunks even your body could be a target.

 

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Posted November 13, 2014 - 02:53 PM

Finished.

 

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:D   Al






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