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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:39 pm    Post subject: Preparing for thr hunt. Reply with quote

Since I have all of this extra time on my hands right now I figured I might as well spend it hunting. So of course with the Minnesota weather being unpredictable I wanted to make sure I could spend as much time out in the deer stand as I could. Well maybe I just wanted ti build a really nice stand. I started milling my own lumber about a year ago with an Alaskan chainsaw mill. Well long story short I made myself a pretty snug little stand for $65.00. I had the tin for the roof and got the 3/8" Plexiglas for the windows for $5 from a place one of my friends works from the scrap bin. All the hardware cost me $25.00, The only thing I bought was plywood for the floor, I thought I had enough 1" boards but I was wrong. SWMBO knows where the stand is so she may have come visit me and bring groceries out.



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Preparing for thr hunt. Reply with quote

wiersy111, that is a hunter's castle! I can see your woodworking skills are being but to good use. Can you come build one for me?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Preparing for thr hunt. Reply with quote

Wait a minute (WAM)!!! Black Dodge pickup with cattle guard from up North!?! Did I remember right - you're the one that has more deer kills with his truck than a rifle?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Preparing for thr hunt. Reply with quote

Well Slim for the right price I can build ya one and deliver it. I am up to 15 Kills with the truck, 14 with the last one and 1 with this truck.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Preparing for thr hunt. Reply with quote

Maaaate...that looks magnificent. Only thing I can see (or can't see) that is missing is a chimney for the fireplace for those freezing winter nights.

If you are real smart, you will set up a corner with a nice comfy fart sack for those times when SWMBO kicks ya out to the doghouse.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Preparing for thr hunt. Reply with quote

Hoping the plumber shows up to put the indoor plumbing in soon. LOL .

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Preparing for thr hunt. Reply with quote

I can't wait to meet the neighbors.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Preparing for thr hunt. Reply with quote

Looks good Wiersy, can you fit a lazyboy through that door?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:08 am    Post subject: Re: Preparing for thr hunt. Reply with quote

guess you are not going to paint it?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:49 am    Post subject: Re: Preparing for thr hunt. Reply with quote

I am going to let it weather over the winter and then paint, stain, or seal it. The boards on the outside are still green, I cut them and put them on a day or two later.

I wouldn't mind having a lazyboy up there but I would have problems staying awake. I do have a very comfy office chair up there.

Within hours of putting it up I had two nice 8 pointers walk within twenty feet of the stand. I have been cutting lumber in that area all summer so this should be no new smells.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Preparing for thr hunt. Reply with quote

Dood yer like the Rembrandt of wood!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Preparing for thr hunt. Reply with quote

That is a nice built.
Good job mate!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Preparing for thr hunt. Reply with quote

That's what I need to keep me outa the rain! Well I need some property to put one on too...
Nice job!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Preparing for thr hunt. Reply with quote

Thanks guys..... you too suz. I am finally going to be comfy.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:53 am    Post subject: Re: Preparing for thr hunt. Reply with quote

a nice oil / stain would look good, just enough to darken it a tad...very flash, hope you have left a good bench sized window sill to shoot out of???? sort of a bench rest with room to move!!!!! yip jelous I am.

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