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    My new free standing 2/3 man wooden highseat.

    Hi,

    I thought I would share with you my new high seat.

    With 4 hours of sweat in the humidity of yesterday afternoon/evening myself and a good mate Will (whom I met off the SD) built the seat.

    This is courtesy of Stone's design with a few minor modifications.

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    This will fold up and can be transported to the chosen location.

    It will sit 2 large lads with winter clothing on, or myself and my twin girls when they want to come and sit in the woods with Dad.

    Total cost was 130 for timber and fixings.

    I have promised Will he will shoot the first deer from the seat for all his hard work and supplying the tools to make the job a lot easier, just need to get it in location and see some deer!!!

    Cheers

    Ross
    Last edited by 270Buck; 28-06-2011 at 10:08.

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    have you got any plans or a drawing of this so i could copy

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    well built mate. I made one pretty much just like it, got the timber from homebase and used a few fixtures from the shed, so total cost was only around 40. I can recommend some 'arms' with a panel across to support the front end of the rifle, otherwise the first ledge will be very close to your body, and you'll be shooting almost freehand.

    edit: also recommend a seat panel and a lower slightly wider back rest panel.

    all in all, just 10 mins more work, and a lot more comfort :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PKL View Post
    well built mate. I made one pretty much just like it, got the timber from homebase and used a few fixtures from the shed, so total cost was only around 40. I can recommend some 'arms' with a panel across to support the front end of the rifle, otherwise the first ledge will be very close to your body, and you'll be shooting almost freehand.

    edit: also recommend a seat panel and a lower slightly wider back rest panel.

    all in all, just 10 mins more work, and a lot more comfort :-)
    I wish my timber was as cheap round here and I got mine from a trade counter, home delivered for 117!!

    I used the following materials

    4 of 47x150mm x 4.8m. This was used as the main frame the "X"
    3 of 47x100mm x 4.8m. This was used for the steps/rungs of the ladder
    3 of 47x75mm x 4.8m. This was used for the shooting rails and the slider and diagonal support rail.
    2 x M12 x 130 coach bolts.
    45 x Timberlok screws.

    Although I was supplied with some plans there were no real measurements to follow so I adjusted as necessary as the build went on.

    Sorry forgot to point out the seat panel is not on there yet, need to get some 12x2 to finish it. I will also be putting a back rest on so you will be able to sit in it for hours at a time comfortably. My Mrs joked last night and asked where the fridge and TV is going to go!!!

    The horizontal rail at the top is the shooting rail and is the ideal height for a shot. I am going to cover it in pipe lagging and cable tie on so not to damage the stock of your rifle.

    Cheers

    Ross

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    Tidy job that Ross, when my extended global tour with work comes to an end I will be building the same so that parts list was perfect cheers mate.

    Leon

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    That is a lot of money to be honest,but,after all it doesn't grow on trees does it?

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    Hey Ross
    not bad for a few hours work, don't forget your ground spikes to secure it to the floor when you put it in place
    and I think you may of put your seat supports on the wrong side of the timbers if you intend to fold it up completely
    but looking OK
    just give us a shout when you are looking to erect it in the final place, as if I am about I'll be happy to nip across and give you a hand
    ATB

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    Quote Originally Posted by r.atkinson View Post
    Hi,

    I thought I would share with you my new high seat.

    With 4 hours of sweat in the humidity of yesterday afternoon/evening myself and a good mate Will (whom I met off the SD) built the seat.

    This is courtesy of Stone's design with a few minor modifications.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    This will fold up and can be transported to the chosen location.

    It will sit 2 large lads with winter clothing on, or myself and my twin girls when they want to come and sit in the woods with Dad.

    Total cost was 130 for timber and fixings.

    I have promised Will he will shoot the first deer from the seat for all his hard work and supplying the tools to make the job a lot easier, just need to get it in location and see some deer!!!

    Cheers

    Ross

    Ross 130 you've been robbed (tell me it wasnt travis prekins there the most expensive ive found in the uk) you've got approx 40 meters of timber thats being genorous for the sizes you have i get form 0.55 to 0.69 pence per meter i can buy all your materials for under 50.

    Very nice seat all the same nice bit of work .
    Last edited by widows son; 28-06-2011 at 23:40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by widows son View Post
    Ross 130 you've been robbed (tell me it wasnt travis prekins there the most expensive ive found in the uk) you've got approx 40 meters of timber thats being genorous for the sizes you have i get form 0.55 to 0.69 pence per meter i can buy all your materials for under 50.

    Very nice seat all the same nice bit of work .
    It was Travis Perkins I am afraid!!! I feel like a mug if that's what I could have potentially got the timber for!!!

    I have been given the name of another timber supplier in the area, that can also offer deliver and would be a lot cheaper I have been told.

    Now I have made this one, I feel a few more coming on especially if I can get the materials for a lot cheaper!! Should have rang round for quotes before buying off the one that offered same day delivery. Bearing in mind it is only 1 mile from my house that is the least they could do!!!

    Cheers

    Ross

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    Quote Originally Posted by stone View Post
    Hey Ross
    not bad for a few hours work, don't forget your ground spikes to secure it to the floor when you put it in place
    and I think you may of put your seat supports on the wrong side of the timbers if you intend to fold it up completely
    but looking OK
    just give us a shout when you are looking to erect it in the final place, as if I am about I'll be happy to nip across and give you a hand
    ATB
    I have the offcuts to use as the ground spikes as suggested. I will move the seat supports, I hadn't followed your instructions to the tee then?!?!? I would imagine it will fold up almost all the way anyway so probably won't matter too much as the trailer we will be using is plenty big enough.

    Looks like it will be Tuesday 12th July that I will move the seat into position. I will give you a call a couple of days before to confirm.

    Cheers

    Ross

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