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Postby Indaswamp » Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:29 pm

This is the dog stand I use. It cost me $40.00 to make. It is light, sturdy, stable and easy to assemble. It's made with 1 1/2" black closed cell plastic pipe (the legs are 2" pipe) which is lighter than pvc ( although I used pvc on the joints where stress points are b/c pvc is stronger) and a 2' x 2.5' piece of 3/8" treated plywood. the white pvc was a patch job I did today. The stand is 5 yrs. old and has taken alot of abuse; hence two leg posts broke. no problem- I just used my dremel and cleaned out the elbow, then glued another peice in. I like the pyramid shape... It is very stable in the tidal flats where I hunt... the legs don't sink into the mud either. The strap doubles as a tie off leash and the legs of the stand slide in straps on the bottom of the stand. The unit weighs about 5 lbs.
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Postby Jeep » Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:39 pm

I don't have a pic of the stand I built and it's at the lease, but I'll describe it.

I took thin conduit and fabbed it up like the bottom piece of a climbing stand. Screwed on plywood so he could sit/stand. I welded washers so a ratchet strap could be hooked to each washer and around the tree.
I used 2 loop ended nylon padded gun slings for shoulder straps and can carry it in like a backpack.
Whole thing wieghs maybe 3lbs.
Cost me just for the ratchet strap. All the material was scrap
It only works on trees though.
I like your set up as well.

If I remember I'll take pics and post them up.
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Postby Paddles Down » Fri Dec 26, 2008 4:37 pm

nice looking setup!
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Re: Homemade dog stands....

Postby Indaswamp » Tue May 19, 2009 5:14 pm

Thought I'd bump this thread back up...seems some guys are looking for an idea for a dog stand. Here's the one I use...works awesome in soft tidal mud.... :thumbsup:
Good summer project...only 3 1/2 months to teal season :yes:
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Re: Homemade dog stands....

Postby swampbilly 1980 » Tue May 19, 2009 8:09 pm

Indaswamp that's a nice lookin' rig. I think I'll give that one a try. Seems like the angles would keep it from sinking, and I have a marsh where the mud gives "baby crap" a run for the money. My other stand broke apart after 6yrs.. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Homemade dog stands....

Postby Indaswamp » Tue May 19, 2009 8:38 pm

swampbilly 1980 wrote:Indaswamp that's a nice lookin' rig. I think I'll give that one a try. Seems like the angles would keep it from sinking, and I have a marsh where the mud gives "baby crap" a run for the money. My other stand broke apart after 6yrs.. Thanks for sharing.

Swampbilly..

Thanks. Been using that stand for 5-6 yrs. and it still performs. Notice the straps that are bolted to the stand in the last pic. one is a carry strap that is bolted on one end and has a loop on the other that is "looped" on the leg cater-corner to it. The other straps go underneath the stand and hold the legs while not in use....just be sure and number each leg and the posts so you can line then up on the same holes you drill...unless you work at a machine shop-the holes ain't gonna be perfect!! I use tractor pins to secure the legs on... :thumbsup:
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Re: Homemade dog stands....

Postby swampbilly 1980 » Thu May 21, 2009 5:54 am

Ha , it just so happens that I do work in a machine shop. I make machine gun barrels....5.56mm, 6.8 and 7.62mm. :sniper: so I should be able to get 'em straight in the mill.
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Re: Homemade dog stands....

Postby dhbarbie » Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:43 pm

Send an email to this guy and ask him about his dog stand, He makes them for a very affordable price I've seen them at a couple of AKC hunt tests and the trainers seem to grab them up. " jbgosler@aol.com"
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Re: Homemade dog stands....new pics..

Postby Indaswamp » Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:02 pm

The frame is 1 1/2 " black open cell pipe..you can buy it at Lowe's. the legs are 2" black open cell pipe.
And yes I used some galvanized 1/4" carriage bolts to secure the 3/8" treated plywood to the frame.

Here's a pic of the bottom..

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I highly recommend using standard 1 1/2" sch 40 PVC pipe to secure the 45's to the T's for the legs...the PVC is much stronger than the cell pipe at this stress point. I had to go back and fix mine over the last 6 or so years....but mine still works like a champ-slap some paint on it when it needs it...

also, you need to put a notch on the 2" leg that lines up with a notch on the fitting so you can align the tractor pin holes up in the dark ... :thumbsup: doesn't have to be deep, just so you can see it to line up. I used my dremel tool to do it. and number the legs and joints cause when you drill the holes, they will only fit that leg-unless you have access to a machine shop-they ain't going to align perfectly...

you can put 1 1/2" pipe extensions on the legs with 4 additional pins for deeper water...
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Re: Homemade dog stands....new pics..

Postby voltaman » Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:04 pm

I have attempted to post pictures of my newly constructed dog stand. I used ideas from indaswamp to come up with my design. So far this stand has proven to be light, portable, and stong but we shall see how it holds up this season.
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Re: Homemade dog stands....new pics..

Postby Indaswamp » Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:44 pm

voltaman wrote:I have attempted to post pictures of my newly constructed dog stand. I used ideas from indaswamp to come up with my design. So far this stand has proven to be light, portable, and stong but we shall see how it holds up this season.


I tried using 90's when I made my first stand. It sunk into the mud to easy and it wasn't very stable...that is why I used 45's to make a pyramid structure, very stable...hope you have better luck than I did with 90's. If you are in hard mud it should be ok....
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Re: Homemade dog stands....new pics..

Postby KyFowl20 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:43 pm

Bump for viewing ease... gonna make one myself.
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Re: Homemade dog stands....new pics..

Postby Indaswamp » Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:27 pm

KyFowl20 wrote:Bump for viewing ease... gonna make one myself.

Post up some pics. once you get it made... :thumbsup:
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Re: Homemade dog stands....new pics..

Postby joshco84 » Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:16 am

honestly this is a really good stand, i need to get pics of mine up.

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Postby Thatdudewhoduckhunts » Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:40 pm

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Re: Homemade dog stands....new pics..

Postby Indaswamp » Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:10 pm

Thatdudewhoduckhunts wrote: :bow: :bow:


Thanks Thatdude! :thumbsup:
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Re: Homemade dog stands....new pics..

Postby lameduck » Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:45 am

Bump so I can find it in a few hours.
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Re: Homemade dog stands....new pics..

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:27 pm

post up some pics when you get it finished lameduck... :thumbsup:
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Re: Homemade dog stands....new pics..

Postby lameduck » Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:39 pm

When I am done I will, somehow I got home without one of the 45's.
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Re: Homemade dog stands....new pics..

Postby lameduck » Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:17 pm

I made mine a little bigger because it doubles as a cover to the gas take area on my boat, so that the dog can sit there.
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Re: Homemade dog stands....new pics..

Postby Indaswamp » Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:27 pm

lameduck wrote:I made mine a little bigger because it doubles as a cover to the gas take area on my boat, so that the dog can sit there.

Why would you need an elevated dog platform in your boat? :huh:
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Postby lameduck » Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:31 pm

I take the legs off of it, it is not elevated when it is in the boat. I cover the gas tank area so that it is one level surface by the motor, and that is where my dog sits when I am hunting out of the boat. The picture is the same boat I have.
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Re: Homemade dog stands....new pics..

Postby Indaswamp » Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:14 am

lameduck wrote:I take the legs off of it, it is not elevated when it is in the boat. I cover the gas tank area so that it is one level surface by the motor, and that is where my dog sits when I am hunting out of the boat. The picture is the same boat I have.

:thumbsup: gottcha. now I see what your doing-with the legs off...
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Re: Homemade dog stands....new pics..

Postby Quacka » Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:48 am

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Re: Homemade dog stands....new pics..

Postby joshco84 » Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:20 pm

i actually run mine with the legs off quite a bit. Works especially well in milo. puts her head just barely above so she can see better.

Plus with her on her "spot" she is better behaved. It gives her a place to be that is comfortable.
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