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Old 08-06-2010, 07:45 PM
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Sorry! The link didnt work as asked. How does one add the picture to the text?
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Old 08-07-2010, 05:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Whitetailmadness
Sorry! The link didnt work as asked. How does one add the picture to the text?

Here is a very helpful tutorial. http://www.huntingnet.com/forum/tech...-tutorial.html
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Old 10-25-2010, 04:25 PM
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Heres a link to my blind.

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Old 10-25-2010, 04:51 PM
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ive sat in worst lol we had one called the diving board that thing was scarry
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:16 PM
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killed more deer out of this stand in the past three years that its been b uilt than I can remember. Unfortunately i hunt a different farm more this year than that one and I use a ladder stand.
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:47 PM
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Here are a few pics of my stand and an old one I hunted out of one year before building the other stand. Very similar to the idea Virginiashadow put up, except with a steel ladder and windows to keep out the cold WI winds.




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Old 10-27-2010, 05:31 PM
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It might not be what you are asking about, but about 20 years ago ( a bit more actually) I build a portable chain-on tree stand out of plywood, 2x4's and yellow poly rope. It was even hinged to allow it to fold up. I could sling it over my shoulders like a back pack but it was loud as hell. The chain would bang against it when I walked, and the plywood standing platform was like a drum. At the time I was very limited in my funds and U tndfo rab outnd for about 24 dollars. Back then chain on stands were going for well over $100. I wish I had a picture. I just got rid of it about 2 years ago.
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:11 PM
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I tried to show a pic but it wont let me

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Old 10-27-2010, 07:45 PM
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my dad used to always build our own wooden ladder stands, and i took over when i was about 12. would use 2x14's or so, basically making a ladder up to the platform and then supports around it. would use a chain and chain binder to attach to a tree, that way nothing is getting nailed into the tree/you could move it if you wanted to put the stand in a different location. it was really nice to have the big platform and very secure, much more so than hanging on a stand with tree steps screwed in below. we would either nail a small seat into the bottom of the platform/tree; or carry in a portable seat every time using that stand. treated wood lasts a long time, and we still have wooden ladder stands up.

we don't build them anymore, simply because it's cheaper to buy metal ladder stands. they're a lot lighter and more maneuverable as well, and even more comfortable sitting on the larger seat.

we do have one stand that is wedged between 2 trees with a ladder leading up to it, but don't sit there much anymore because the wood might be bad and the deer don't move by there as much...
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:20 AM
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Here's the view from my 'stand!

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