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    Homemade highseat

    A few days off work, a few bits of wood and 22mm copper pipe left over from my last DIY project and voilą, one home made, portable high seat (it actually only took just under 2 hours to knock together). Just needs treated against the elements and we're done!

    Comes in 2 handy sections, ladder + seat, easily thrown over the shoulder. The shooting rail is approx 3.3m from the ground. Might not last forever, but good enough for me for a few years.

    (gaffer tape used in prototype, will be using proper straps when used in anger)

    (unfortunately I never did get a PD Highseat ordered, couldn't quite sneak it past the Mrs )

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    You go first stig

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    Stig, I take it you don't have a weight problem?

    ft
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    nothing the matter with that !

    i been up worse , my first high seat i made consisted of 2 lengths of 2x2 a pallet and a old bed held together with enough iron moungery to sink a battle ship !

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    lol looks pretty good, you could just strap it to a branch if you were going back the next week

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    Chuffin nora,

    Stig i thought you had built an owl box!

    Only joking fella, mind it'd have to be a light-eared owl to sit in that!

    T

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    any chance of some measurements?
    I gained a couple of ladders recently, but havent started making the top bits yet.

    that looks perfect.

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    I so knew I was in for some stick!

    Quote Originally Posted by flytie View Post
    Stig, I take it you don't have a weight problem?
    ft... I hear you're a strapping lad (ref your poacher posting), but even I doubt you could break any of this construction. All the wooden struts are 2" x 2", securely fixed together with as one man puts it "enough ironmongery to sink a battleship", and it's all firmly attached to the ladder... and ladders, well ladders are ladders right, average breaking strain of, ummm? 200kgs? I'm 75kgs...

    I feel safe up there... and if the ladder does collapse... my seat is firmly strapped to a massive tree... now, getting down, that's what I should be most worried about!

    bobt: the shooting rail is approx 30" square, what I felt was comfortable for my reach/all shooting positions in a 180 degree arc. the platform for sitting on is 2' wide by 1' deep. all other measurements were determined by the rung gap and angles required for stabilisers.

    I guess the only thing I'm worried about is dropping my new T3 (when it arrives)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobt View Post
    any chance of some measurements?
    I gained a couple of ladders recently, but havent started making the top bits yet.

    that looks perfect.
    Mike ,,Once assembled do you think your be able to find them again .. just a thought given your track record.

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    put a foot rest on it and it will be much more comfortable

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