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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Thread: Deer stands
10-04-2010, 04:58 PM #21Miller 180
10-05-2010, 01:21 PM #22Senior Member
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Looks like some tender meat there. Still waiting for a picture of the stand : )6010
If I had know I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.
10-05-2010, 09:00 PM #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.Miller 180
10-24-2010, 09:44 PM #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 at 09:52 PM.Miller 180
05-19-2013, 10:53 AM #25Member
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That's a nice stand, I've been wanting to make one for awhile now
05-19-2013, 02:58 PM #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.