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    Freestanding Highseat

    Hi All

    I am looking for any ideas on building a wooden freestanding highseat that can be transported if required.

    Do any of you have any plans i could copy ?

    I have got some freestanding metal seats i have made and they are great but weigh too much to move around.

    Cheers

    Prov

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    You say the weight is the issue with your metal seats, I would suggest that a safe wooden seat could well weigh a deal more than a well designed metal seat, and would be more difficult to make transportable. I have made a folding free stander with an aluminiul ladder and 2 14ft scaffold poles to make up the tripod, using swivel couplers to allow a degree of folding up. It has wire stays to stop the legs splaying, a timber seat and a shooting rest made from 1" BSP water pipe. I don't have a design as I made it up as I went along but next time I'm in Wales I'll take some photos to give you the gist of it, will be a few weeks though.

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    Thanks for the reply. I have a couple of wooden "lean too" seats and they are pretty light so wondered about adapting them to free standing ones. The ground i am putting them on is new to me so i may have to move them once i find the deer's favoured areas.

    Cheers.

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    I am doing photographic plans at the moment. I have emailed the tower to a site member. Doing the deck at the moment. When you say transportable, These take about 15 minutes to build. 3 main elements to carry in plus a load of bits so 4 trips to site to get them there. As has already been said wood is not a light medium to build with. To build one that is transportable to use on a day trip try Bushwear for the panther at 305. It is the best you will do.
    If you want a set of plans pm me an email address
    Jim

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    jimbo
    just watch out for low bridges
    that is portable but not in the way i imagined

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    Provider, I just remembered seeing something similar on here before. It's not quite what you want, but might give you inspiration.

    http://www.thestalkingdirectory.co.u...igh-seat-plans

    ft
    Blindness to suffering is an inherent consequence of natural selection. Nature is neither kind nor cruel but fiercely indifferent.

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    Hi flytie. Thanks for the link some good idea's there. I like the folding one , good idea.

    Prov

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    Quote Originally Posted by BwchDanas View Post
    You say the weight is the issue with your metal seats, I would suggest that a safe wooden seat could well weigh a deal more than a well designed metal seat, and would be more difficult to make transportable. I have made a folding free stander with an aluminiul ladder and 2 14ft scaffold poles to make up the tripod, using swivel couplers to allow a degree of folding up. It has wire stays to stop the legs splaying, a timber seat and a shooting rest made from 1" BSP water pipe. I don't have a design as I made it up as I went along but next time I'm in Wales I'll take some photos to give you the gist of it, will be a few weeks though.
    I agree, a strong wooden seat will almost certainly outweigh a metal one and will require far more care when transporting. One option, if you have existing lean-to seats, is to simply lean them against a tripod made from timber poles. This may not sound very secure but I have seen it done and as long as the poles are long enough, substansial enough and it is all fixed securely then it works well. JC

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