View Full Version : MY CLIMBER PLANS
09-21-2001, 01:57 PM
here is a link to pages with diagrams and directions
try one of them if you like they are pretty easy as long as you can weld.
this is the correct link:
(Edited by davered1 at 12:23 pm on Oct. 11, 2001)
(Edited by davered1 at 2:19 pm on Mar. 10, 2002)
09-22-2001, 05:37 AM
davered1- How much do they weigh? How much weight have you had on one of these stands? Looks pretty sturdy but I was wondering. ### ###Scott
09-22-2001, 11:50 AM
### have had 295+ pounds on stands up in real trees and literally jumped up and down on edge of deck.I have not tested them with the magic "700" (from welbys post)and will not.(they aren't that easy to make,to purposely destroy one)I figure if it can hold 130+ on deck and 165 lbs jumping up and down on it it should hold me under normal circumstances.
Only try this about 3 feet off the ground,it also helps you decide if you are as good at welding as you thought.
After jumping up and down on it MAKE SURE YOU CHECK ALL YOUR WELDS FOR CRACKS.
They weigh a little over 24 lbs(a touch heavy),But it is not made out of aluminum as most are(ALUMINUM is extremely hard to weld)
The seat fits inside the deck for easy backpacking.
09-23-2001, 01:32 PM
Have you ever made one from aluminum? I was just wondering, my buddy can weld anything, and welds aluminum everyday. How do you go about deciding what thickness of aluminum to use? Do you think the 24lbs is to heavy to carry very far in the woods? Just curious, Thanks for posting the plans.
09-23-2001, 08:13 PM
I think that although the 24# is a tad on the heavy side, it is not that far off base for a good all steel climber. If you use a quality set of shoulder straps with good padding and a hip hugger belt to secure it to your waist to lighten the load off of your shoulders, you can carry this stand and any other for a long ways!
09-27-2001, 05:51 PM
If you use aluminum use something like 6061 T6 pure aluminum is to weak.
10-04-2001, 09:23 PM
I would suggest to anyone building this stand,DO NOT USE ALUMINUM. Unless you are a welder(not a beginner).
Aluminum is extremely hard to weld and although it might look like you have good penetration you might not.
IF YOU USE ALUMINUM MAKE SURE IT IS WELDED BY SOMEONE THAT KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE DOING!!!!
11-16-2001, 07:35 AM
I am canadian as well east of Toronto.
Tried to link to photo and plans with no luck. Is there another link in?
11-21-2001, 07:57 PM
Like the plans...I decided ot give it a try...I have been welding for about 3 years building demo cars and what npot...o I used aluminum......very good..I enjoy making stands, although mine always consisted of ladder stands or permanent ones.....
01-20-2002, 03:53 PM
I would like to have a copy of these plans, but can't seem to open them. Could u please send them to me or post a new address for them?
01-22-2002, 05:11 PM
Me too. ###I have tried several times to open your photo link and all I get is hunting-pictures error. ###Could you let us know how to get to them? ###Thanks.
01-25-2002, 01:46 PM
this is the correct link:
02-05-2002, 06:35 PM
03-07-2002, 06:34 PM
Nice deer stand Davered 1 your stand looks like some of it could be changed to a bolt together (on the frame). ###You are right about the welding of Aluminum. ###It is hard the most important thing is that it has to be clean.
03-07-2002, 07:00 PM
I'm having the same problem can't seem to get them. please help
(Edited by woodsman at 10:03 pm on Mar. 7, 2002)
03-10-2002, 12:26 PM
Thanks, They can be built out of aluminum BUT I ###want everyone here to know that I dont recommend it because Aluminum can look welded and NOT BE. You could get 20 ft up the tree before you found out it wasn't.
03-27-2002, 08:36 PM
How much does the stand you built weigh? ###OOPs I saw the answer!
(Edited by deerstandman at 8:37 pm on Mar. 27, 2002)
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