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New tower blind

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:32 am
by patinlouisiana
We are building us a new tower box stand to put in the middle of our recently cutover area.
It is a 4' x 4' box on legs.
It is about 24' to the window ledge.
Pics to follow.
I sure hope my buddy got our dozer running :pray

Re: New tower blind

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:49 am
by patinlouisiana
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Here is the box frame before the floor & sides are done.

Re: New tower blind

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:05 am
by patinlouisiana
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The 20' high tower base!

Re: New tower blind

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:15 am
by patinlouisiana
We had to build it tall as one of our hunters wanted to be able to hunt the neighbors place also :drool

Re: New tower blind

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:25 am
by bobdc
wow. very nice!!!

Re: New tower blind

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:22 am
by patinlouisiana
One of the guys in the shop asked if we were going to lease the top section out for cell antennas :roll:

Re: New tower blind

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:29 pm
by FireCloud
Be sure to mount a signal beacon on the top so the crop dusters won't hit it. They have a lot of those metal tower stands on Camp McCain from which I have hunted many times. They are awesome. You are going to enjoy that stand.

Re: New tower blind

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:04 pm
by dustygoodson
dang better tie it down good lol

Re: New tower blind

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:52 pm
by LazyGhost
Lookin good :ylsuper: dont forget them cross braces

Re: New tower blind

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:46 pm
by glenn
Nice looking stand. When you build the ladder make sure to put a landing half way up. That way the old folks can stop to take a break on their way to the top. :)

Re: New tower blind

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:40 am
by SnakeSkinner56
Looks good, as high as that thing is, it should catch lightning bolts real good, a rod might be a good idea.

Re: New tower blind

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:52 am
by patinlouisiana
glenn wrote:Nice looking stand. When you build the ladder make sure to put a landing half way up. That way the old folks can stop to take a break on their way to the top. :)

Ladder? elevator :drool

Re: New tower blind

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:04 am
by glenn
patinlouisiana wrote:
glenn wrote:Nice looking stand. When you build the ladder make sure to put a landing half way up. That way the old folks can stop to take a break on their way to the top. :)

Ladder? elevator :drool


That's what I'm talking about! :ylsuper:

Re: New tower blind

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:03 am
by gtk
Look good !

dustygoodson wrote:dang better tie it down good lol


Ditto.. been there, learned from that :smash:

New tower blind

PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:10 am
by patinlouisiana
It is up!


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Re: New tower blind

PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:28 am
by 1010
Looks great!!

New tower blind

PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:04 pm
by patinlouisiana
First hunt in the new tower.


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New tower blind

PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:06 pm
by patinlouisiana
View out the other side


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New tower blind

PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:05 am
by patinlouisiana
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First morning hunt from the new tower. Had a single doe pass within 80 yards around 6:50. Fog is getting thicker. I had to pull all the windows as they were covered with dew.


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Re: New tower blind

PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:20 am
by gtk
Smart move on the window padding... After years of bumping my rifle against the wood frame, I finally put some padding around my windows.. Much much quieter.

Re: New tower blind

PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:55 am
by Curlyjack
Looks like a good stand. If work slows down maybe you can start to mass produce them..:)