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  • #16
    I made one out of an old TV antenna tower, and welded up a platform on top. It's already made in sections, i think i used one full one, and a half section. Get to the tree, bolt it together, and ratchet strapped it around the tree. It's worked great for me

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    • #17
      I hope to get started on the stand this weekend. I will post some pictures of what I come up with. Should be interesting.
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      • #18
        Deer season came in two days ago in our region of SC. I haven't seen anybody hunting yet. Maybe it is because it had been in the 90's both days. I think everybody is scared they might have to drag one out of the woods in the heat
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        If I had know I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by 6010 View Post
          Deer season came in two days ago in our region of SC. I haven't seen anybody hunting yet. Maybe it is because it had been in the 90's both days. I think everybody is scared they might have to drag one out of the woods in the heat
          lol......I don't blame em. I wouldn't wanna kill one when it's 90, either.
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          • #20
            Haven't had any more time in the shop. Been really busy lately.
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            • #21
              I didn't get any pics of my progress or the completed stand. I know.

              I was in such a hurry, as soon as I got it built and the paint dried, it went to the woods. I will get some pics of it next time I am out hunting.

              On a brighter note, I killed my first deer with a bow out of it this weekend. Little 3pt. weighed 80 lbs. He will eat good. Buddy shot a 7pt next day that weighed 105lbs.

              Thanks for the pointers, fellas.

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              Buddies deer
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              • #22
                Congratulations !!!!

                Looks like some tender meat there. Still waiting for a picture of the stand : )
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                If I had know I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.

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                • #23
                  Thanks. I was super excited to kill my first deer with a bow out of this stand. Been helping my folks with a project and haven't hunted since last Saturday. I will get some good pics when I go back out, hopefully tomorrow evening.
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                  • #24
                    Finally got some pics of the stand. Made a nice foot rest and large platform. Used 1" raised expanded metal on the seat and platform. This stand is very comfortable.





                    I ended up using 2 pieces of 1" angle to make the joint for the 2 ladders. I welded both sides to the square tubing and then joined them with a large puddle. Doesn't really look that great, but it's very sturdy.

                    Last edited by ohsobad_chevy; 10-24-2010, 08:52 PM.
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                    • #25
                      Deer stands

                      That's a nice stand, I've been wanting to make one for awhile now

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                      • #26
                        15 feet down is long way to fall, especially if you fall on your neck....being you're new to welding I suggest you do a search for coupons and get the best deal you can on a stand from a store... overheating the small tubing could be a disaster waiting to happen. Check the steel good for imperfections if you do go ahead, steel from salvaged yards can be from bad runs with cobbled ends. I got it cheap that way myself, but it was good enough for the non structural projects I was working on.

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