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Scissor blind build

Postby tmclaimerFL » Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:40 pm

So, last season I constructed my pop up blind as a temporary project and it worked fairly well for some of the season. Had a few kinks in it, but getting ready for this season it has been a pain in the ass. Everything sags now, the couplers wont hold anything, and it overall doesn't look professional. With that said, I want to construct a scissor blind as it seems to be the most popular. One concern I have is once its erected Im afraid it may be too tall and take away from the low pro design that I previously had last. Thoughts? Also, I had trimmed my grass mats to fit the blind last year so Im hoping to avoid buying new mats that will be longer if the scissor blind is taller. Overall is it worth doing, or should I go back to sticking palm fronds in the boat? Heres a few pics of last years work. It was made of 3/4" conduit and bimini hardware. The joints were just tension couplings.
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Re: Scissor blind build

Postby southpaw92 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:59 pm

hmmm i have a 14ft flat like this how do you rig the grass on it?
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Re: Scissor blind build

Postby tmclaimerFL » Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:07 pm

southpaw92 wrote:hmmm i have a 14ft flat like this how do you rig the grass on it?

Zip ties and plastic garden netting.
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Re: Scissor blind build

Postby southpaw92 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:11 pm

i like that alot thank you
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Re: Scissor blind build

Postby T Man » Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:28 pm

Stick a 5' piece of 1/2" conduit inside the 3/4 conduit at the joint extending 2.5' into each side and use zip screws to hold it in place. It prevented the sag on my blind and its 16' long. I also went to walmart and bought a package of snap buckles on webbing and attached one to the front and one to the rear. Now when I get to my spot, I lift the blind, attach 2 buckles, and hunt. Literally takes 30 seconds for me to drop spud poles and have my blind up.


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Re: Scissor blind build

Postby tmclaimerFL » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:00 pm

T Man wrote:Stick a 5' piece of 1/2" conduit inside the 3/4 conduit at the joint extending 2.5' into each side and use zip screws to hold it in place. It prevented the sag on my blind and its 16' long. I also went to walmart and bought a package of snap buckles on webbing and attached one to the front and one to the rear. Now when I get to my spot, I lift the blind, attach 2 buckles, and hunt. Literally takes 30 seconds for me to drop spud poles and have my blind up.


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Didnt you post a scissor blind build? I think all the pics are gone now since the server changed.
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Re: Scissor blind build

Postby tmclaimerFL » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:01 pm

I was also reviewing Icabod's scissor build power point.
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Re: Scissor blind build

Postby T Man » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:27 pm

tmclaimerFL wrote:
T Man wrote:Stick a 5' piece of 1/2" conduit inside the 3/4 conduit at the joint extending 2.5' into each side and use zip screws to hold it in place. It prevented the sag on my blind and its 16' long. I also went to walmart and bought a package of snap buckles on webbing and attached one to the front and one to the rear. Now when I get to my spot, I lift the blind, attach 2 buckles, and hunt. Literally takes 30 seconds for me to drop spud poles and have my blind up.


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Didnt you post a scissor blind build? I think all the pics are gone now since the server changed.



No build pics, just pictures of it finished. If you've seen one being built on a john boat you've seen them all built.

Wish I had more grass in the back.
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Re: Scissor blind build

Postby biscuitsandgravy » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:55 pm

Diggin' that T-Man. :thumbsup:
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Re: Scissor blind build

Postby grizz18 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:32 pm

Basically the same thing tman said except we put 1" running a foot or 2 each way on the outside of the 3/4
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Re: Scissor blind build

Postby T Man » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:56 pm

grizz18 wrote:Basically the same thing tman said except we put 1" running a foot or 2 each way on the outside of the 3/4


I only did 5 feet because it comes in 10' sticks and I had no use for any leftover

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Re: Scissor blind build

Postby southpaw92 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:44 am

Do you attach the fencing to anything at the bottom
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Re: Scissor blind build

Postby tmclaimerFL » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:55 am

southpaw92 wrote:Do you attach the fencing to anything at the bottom

I just let mine dangle. Makes it easy to roll up for transport b
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Re: Scissor blind build

Postby nelson34 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:35 pm

viewtopic.php?f=72&t=319498

scissor style blind, used burlap and raffia for camo material. have quite a few pics of the build if intersted i could email them to you.
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Re: Scissor blind build

Postby T Man » Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:04 pm

tmclaimerFL wrote:
southpaw92 wrote:Do you attach the fencing to anything at the bottom

I just let mine dangle. Makes it easy to roll up for transport b


I wear boots so it doesnt drag during transport.

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Re: Scissor blind build

Postby t_baker » Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:25 pm

nelson34 wrote:http://www.duckhuntingchat.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=72&t=319498

scissor style blind, used burlap and raffia for camo material. have quite a few pics of the build if intersted i could email them to you.



I want to see them before the grass went on. I like the look of the roof.
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Re: Scissor blind build

Postby tmclaimerFL » Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:01 pm

T Man wrote:
tmclaimerFL wrote:
southpaw92 wrote:Do you attach the fencing to anything at the bottom

I just let mine dangle. Makes it easy to roll up for transport b


I wear boots so it doesnt drag during transport.

:lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:

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Re: Scissor blind build

Postby T Man » Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:36 pm

t_baker wrote:
nelson34 wrote:http://www.duckhuntingchat.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=72&t=319498

scissor style blind, used burlap and raffia for camo material. have quite a few pics of the build if intersted i could email them to you.



I want to see them before the grass went on. I like the look of the roof.


I do too. I love your blind

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