Off season projects, lets see them

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  1. Kevin Burroughs

    Kevin Burroughs Elite Refuge Member

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    Any big ones out there ?.

    I needed a 3 man steel blind with a dog box and being the cheap Bastaige I am building one.
    I bought 3 steel containers from a Olive processor that are made out of 1/4 steel with a 3 inch lip all the way around. Its going in another pasture that gets flooded and the birds pile into it.

    3 foot square and 4 feet deep, 600 lbs each. I'm welding a 16 inch foot all the way around it to back fill around it.

    I would love to bury this blind flush with ground and have a adjustable sleeve that I can raise and lower with water depth. I haven't quite figured that out yet.
     
  2. Kevin Burroughs

    Kevin Burroughs Elite Refuge Member

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    IMG_0927.JPG Here is a picture of the "Olive blind" parts
     
  3. Big Daddy Gaddy

    Big Daddy Gaddy Elite Refuge Member

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    It's been perfected. Called curtain blinds. They are common in one area of the country and they even figured out a wave break to go with it. I'll find the article in one of the ten million magazines I've saved and send it to you.
     
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    Big Daddy Gaddy Elite Refuge Member

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    Look up Ocracoke curtain blinds or Pamlico Sound curtain blinds. There are a few pics and articles online.
     
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    Big Daddy Gaddy Elite Refuge Member

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    And I have an offseason project that involves a lawnmower engine and an outboard lower unit. You probably don't want to know. :l
     
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    Spec Gold Refuge Member

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    My off season projects are different this year I am building duck and goose walking sticks and canes from Yucca cactus and some different hard woods. IMG_5270 snow goose walking stick.JPG So far I have done Sprig ,Mallard, Honker , Black Brant ,White front ,and snow ,having fun doing them so far !!!!
     
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  8. Kevin Burroughs

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    I got it figured out. I'm just going to build a 10 inch extension for the top of the blinds and bolt it to the top when the water comes up. The field can only hold about 8 inches of depth and we control that. I will set the blind and then shoot it with a transit to get max depth and build my extensions. The 3 inch top ledge on the blind will make it a piece of cake. Dry field and toe water hunt it for geese and ducks till the water comes up and bolt on the extensions and pump it out. Easy peezy.

    That or just set the blind out 10 inches and camo it well.
     
  9. ducslayer

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    "Hey Spec" I like it! Lets se pics of the others.
     
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  10. California Flyway

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    Burroughs,
    Don't forget to put cleaning your truck on the big projects list. :eek:
     
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