Hunting forum: Do you build your own blind, or buy it pre-made?

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ImageUniQueTreasures
Feb 2, 2010 10:13 AM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
We build our own hunting blinds. We build them at home so they are in pieces. Then we haul them out to the hunting location on the 4 wheeler to set them up.

http://uniquetreasures.phanfare.com/2840526_4143364#imageID=... Number 1 hunting spot

http://uniquetreasures.phanfare.com/4278904#imageID=78281708 Number 2 Hunting Spot

We also built an OctoBlind. It is still sitting in my yard because it wasn't completed before hunting season began. Still needs a floor, but we're excited about getting it out on the lease this year.

http://uniquetreasures.phanfare.com/4315012#imageID=79922547

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Imagetmar
Feb 16, 2010 7:34 AM CST
Name: Tom Marschall
Fredericksburg Tx
Maker of fine custom furniture
I prefer to let nature build my blinds.... where possible. I have made blinds and hunted from "store bought" blinds. The huge boulders in the background of the pic was my favorite blind in that pasture. It gave me a 250 yard view down the fenceline and about 50 to 80 yards to the side and rear. I think I have shot at least 30 or 40 deer from that blind, including 2 axis deer.

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ImageUniQueTreasures
Feb 16, 2010 7:40 AM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
WOW Tom, that's an impressive place you have to hunt from.

I love your avatar! Had to check out your site also. Very well done. You're a talented fella!

Janet
Imagetmar
Feb 16, 2010 9:20 AM CST
Name: Tom Marschall
Fredericksburg Tx
Maker of fine custom furniture
Yes it was a great place to hunt, it was owned by my great aunt and I hunted there for over 40 years, since I can remember hunting. When she passed away the family sold it. It was only 50 acres, but was loaded with all kinds of game.

The avatar is a custom desk we made last year for a customer in Austin. It is made from black and white ebony, texas ebony and holly.
ImageUniQueTreasures
Feb 16, 2010 9:32 AM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
It's magnificent! I would love to have something like that for my desk! I bet the owner is very proud of it.
ImageUniQueTreasures
Aug 8, 2010 10:38 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
We'll be adding the Octoblind to the Number 3 spot. Rick's been busy working on the floor. We picked it up today to put on the floor and found that it sat too long on the ground. We originally had it up on 4 X 4's but evidently he needed those for something else and forgot to put them back. He had to do a little reinforcing today but all is well now.

Once the pedestal for it is built and in place we can move the Octoblind to the lease. Rick and Robbin cleared out a really nice shooting lane in the newest area and I'm looking forward to finally seeing it out in the woods.



I didn't get any photos today while he was working on it. I'll take some when he builds the pedestal.
ImageUniQueTreasures
Aug 18, 2010 11:04 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
Man oh Man oh Man!!! The Octoblind is in the air!

My sister, Connie and I took it out to the lease Friday Morning. We dropped it off in front of the Number 3 spot while Rick was working. That was a trip in itself. Rick had laid the platform in the bed of my truck and he and I lifted it up into the bed. The tailgate was laying down. We couldn't have taken the trailer with the 4 wheelers on it with the tail gate down, which is why Connie and I took the blind in the morning.

Rick strapped down the blind through the windows from one side of the truck to the other and told me to be careful. I had to go pick up Connie (about 2 miles) and then we had to drive about 30 miles to the lease on the highway.

We get on the highway and I get some really strange looks from folks passing by. We are about 8 miles down the road and I see the door of the blind (hanging downward) start to swing open. Yikes. He used a waybigo eye bolt for the door fastener and it's rocked it's way to the side to release the door.I'm worried it's going to take the door off the hinges so I pull off the freeway and stop to re-latch the door. We get back on the highway, travel about 15 miles and take the turnoff that goes to the lease. Someone is riding fairly close behind me and suddenly pulls around me. I look behind me and the blind is rocking up and down. Pretty fiercely!! I slow to about 10 mph and it quits rocking. Fortunately, we're on a farm road and slow vehicles aren't honked at much there. We still had a few miles til we got to the lease. We made it just fine.

Got on the lease property and still had a few miles to carry it on a dusty road. We got there and I backed up so we could lift it off the tailgate and it land off the "road". Whew! All's well! Truck sure felt much lighter on the way back home. :-)

Rick gets off work and we head out there for the weekend. We get settled in and head out to the Number 3 spot so he can assess what needs to be done to get it to THE hunting spot he's chosen. We've trimmed a trail for the 4 wheelers to get there, but the blind is a bit wider than the 4 wheeler. He's figuring that he and his brother will have to carry it down the road. That blind is much heavier than it looks. We go back to the camp and the next morning his brother shows up. As we are getting ready to leave, I suggest we take the extension ladder and possibly use it as a travois. Rick's doubtful, but he takes the ladder with him on the 4 wheeler.

He was thankful he had that ladder later on. He strapped it to the back of his 4 wheeler and then strapped the octoblind to the ladder. The guys carried the back end to keep it off the ground and wriggle around the trees while I drove the 4 wheeler. Of course we couldn't get any photos of that, but once we got the blind out there, I got out the camera. I've put together a slide show so you can see it in the woods.

This is the coolest blind since sliced bread! It practically disappears into the woods and has almost a 360 degree view.Thumb of 2010-08-19/UniQueTreasures/ebef22
ImageUniQueTreasures
Aug 18, 2010 11:05 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
Of course, I got so excited I forgot to put in the link to the slide show! Whistling

Putting up the Octoblind

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