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#5564206 - 01/25/15 07:52 PM Tower Blind Stand
drewsky1991 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/13/13
Posts: 86
Loc: Central Texas
Started on the stand for the new tower blind this week... went with 2"x2"x3/16" angle iron for the legs, supports and ladder... 3/8" rebar for the cross supports. The legs are 10' tall, and the 4'x8' box blind should fit just fine on top. I also added a little 2' porch with some expanded metal. Let me know what y'all think!

Started with the base..


then the legs..


then some supports..


the ladder..


and the finished product!



also made an anchor to set in concrete, so she won't be going anywhere!


-Drew
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Kendalia/Leesville, Texas

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#5564313 - 01/25/15 08:35 PM Re: Tower Blind Stand [Re: drewsky1991]
rattler03 Offline
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Registered: 02/22/14
Posts: 858
Loc: Bryan - Archer County
That looks nice, good job!

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#5565339 - 01/26/15 11:10 AM Re: Tower Blind Stand [Re: drewsky1991]
drewsky1991 Offline
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Registered: 11/13/13
Posts: 86
Loc: Central Texas
Thanks ratter03!
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#5565701 - 01/26/15 02:41 PM Re: Tower Blind Stand [Re: drewsky1991]
Wilhunt Offline
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Registered: 07/26/13
Posts: 3462
Loc: New Braunfels, San Saba county
Looks like you did a fine job! up

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#5587572 - 02/07/15 08:00 AM Re: Tower Blind Stand [Re: drewsky1991]
friocountyhunts Offline
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Registered: 12/01/14
Posts: 544
Loc: Frio Town, Texas
Very nice

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#5597069 - 02/12/15 09:36 PM Re: Tower Blind Stand [Re: drewsky1991]
bsmizzy07 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/08/14
Posts: 10
Man, I really wish I had a welder and could weld....but then Id probably be broke with projects like this! lol

Nice build!

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#5604907 - 02/17/15 06:18 PM Re: Tower Blind Stand [Re: drewsky1991]
Txhunter65 Online   content
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Registered: 02/13/15
Posts: 784
Loc: Waxahachie, TX
Looks good

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#5619178 - 02/25/15 01:27 AM Re: Tower Blind Stand [Re: Txhunter65]
Dennis in Ft Worth Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 06/07/06
Posts: 420
Very nice work! The hand rails on the ladder are a classy touch-
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#5619591 - 02/25/15 09:49 AM Re: Tower Blind Stand [Re: bsmizzy07]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 8480
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Originally Posted By: bsmizzy07
Man, I really wish I had a welder and could weld....but then Id probably be broke with projects like this! lol

Nice build!


Have you priced steel? We would definitely be broke! Heck, I built a wooden shooting bench not too long ago and am still feeling the effects. Saving up for one of Ramball's steel benches.



That is an awesome looking stand!
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#5620811 - 02/25/15 07:30 PM Re: Tower Blind Stand [Re: drewsky1991]
TomH FW Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/08/15
Posts: 112
Loc: West of Fort Worth, Texas
Very nice work! I welded up a ground stand/bomb shelter frame using some leftover 3"tube, 8" C purlins, and angle from the ranch. Complete with shooting height rifle rests. Weighs like a ton! Always fun to make stuff.

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#5622134 - 02/26/15 02:03 PM Re: Tower Blind Stand [Re: drewsky1991]
drewsky1991 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/13/13
Posts: 86
Loc: Central Texas
Sure Is fun making something outta Steel, it's a blast to work with...I believe, actually, after all the rebar and angle was purchased, price came out to around $250 or so. So it's justified, in my mind, spending that much on the stand, when a 10' tower and 5x7 blind set up from Atascosa is around $3000! Just my opinion though! I'll post some more pictures later on, got the stand primed and painted the other day.
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#5657493 - 03/18/15 07:10 PM Re: Tower Blind Stand [Re: drewsky1991]
drewsky1991 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/13/13
Posts: 86
Loc: Central Texas
Finally got some downtime from work to get moving again on this blind build. I got the stand primed with Ospho, and then painted up.







Today, knocked out the majority of the framing/construction of the actual box blind for the top of the stand.







Hopefully I'll get done soon, then it'll be onto the ranch. Until next time..

-Drew
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#5859606 - 08/02/15 10:52 AM Re: Tower Blind Stand [Re: drewsky1991]
CDB65 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 08/11/13
Posts: 26
Loc: Van Alstyne
Looks good might contact Deer View Windows for some windows and a door. Like the hand rail on the ladder.





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Building God's Kingdom, one stand at a time.

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#5860361 - 08/02/15 09:18 PM Re: Tower Blind Stand [Re: CDB65]
WNPHNTR Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 03/24/13
Posts: 294
Just curious how your going to get the box up on the frame. Tractor?
That's a really good looking set-up.
How are you attaching it to the frame? I'm trying to basically do the same thing but I'm having to build the box on top.
I don't have any other way of getting it up there.

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