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Old 08-05-2014, 03:32 AM   #81
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Is it the reflection of the sun, or can you see clearer out of the screened window? Quite the shooting rest. Looks like all you need is a loaded AR and about 30 Hogs circling the wagon.

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Is it the reflection of the sun, or can you see clearer out of the screened window? Quite the shooting rest. Looks like all you need is a loaded AR and about 30 Hogs circling the wagon.
The screens do cut down on the glare of the hot Texas sun.
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Great project!If you are like me,you enjoy building as much as using a product..I have built many portable blinds for Deer and Duck hunting over the years...Always good to see the sequence of the build,and it looks like you do excellent work and planning...I have hunted all over Texas,and I must say that's one of the best made blinds I have seen. The satisfaction of creating a hunting blind can only be trumped by being able to use it...Congratulations on a fine project.

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Great project!If you are like me,you enjoy building as much as using a product..I have built many portable blinds for Deer and Duck hunting over the years...Always good to see the sequence of the build,and it looks like you do excellent work and planning...I have hunted all over Texas,and I must say that's one of the best made blinds I have seen. The satisfaction of creating a hunting blind can only be trumped by being able to use it...Congratulations on a fine project.
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I was taught at a very young age to take pride in your work,and to do it like a professional. It takes a lot longer to do things this way,but the end result is something to be proud of.
Like my father always told me,If it's worth doing - It's worth doing it right!

I've got several ideas brewing on some trailer mounted automatic lifting tower blinds,but I'm still looking for some of the parts that I need for them.
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I saw a blind made using a scissor jack for the lift (mounted on a trailer)Look around some of the equipment rental co. that are replacing units with more hrs than the insurance co. allows...Good Luck

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I saw a blind made using a scissor jack for the lift (mounted on a trailer)Look around some of the equipment rental co. that are replacing units with more hrs than the insurance co. allows...Good Luck
Those units weigh a great deal,and unless you own/rent a forklift,they are almost impossible to work with.
My cousin Troy has driven for several different equipment rental companies for over 25 years. I have access to those if I wanted to build a blind out of one.

The one's on my mind are lifted with either electronic actuators or pnuematic cylinders. I'm looking for used cylinders to rebuild since the new ones that I want cost over $1k each,and I need 2 or 4 of them depending on the design I plan on building.
I could go the simple route and just use an electric winch,but there's no challenge in doing that.
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Those units weigh a great deal,and unless you own/rent a forklift,they are almost impossible to work with.
My cousin Troy has driven for several different equipment rental companies for over 25 years. I have access to those if I wanted to build a blind out of one.

The one's on my mind are lifted with either electronic actuators or pnuematic cylinders. I'm looking for used cylinders to rebuild since the new ones that I want cost over $1k each,and I need 2 or 4 of them depending on the design I plan on building.
I could go the simple route and just use an electric winch,but there's no challenge in doing that.
How about a used scissor lift that you can drive around?
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