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Bolt platform?

Tr33_n1nj@

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Just posted similar to this in another thread but has anyone made a platform that has pegs like bolts that you could just slide into pre drilled holes and dispense with all the strap/daisychain/rope mod stuff? Would that even be possible/practical under the laws of physics and the saddle hunter safety police?
 

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If you mean using a treehopper or ezcut drill and drilling a ring of holes to use bolts as a ring of steps then yes it’s possible. If you are talking about building a squarish platform and drilling like two or three holes for it to mount to nobI haven’t seen anyone do it. Three bolts would probably hold a predator size platform just fine but you will need a jig to drill through so your bolts and holes will align properly. Then once the leaves come off I find my platform needs to be higher than what I think it will in spring or summer when I do my presets.
 

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If you mean using a treehopper or ezcut drill and drilling a ring of holes to use bolts as a ring of steps then yes it’s possible. If you are talking about building a squarish platform and drilling like two or three holes for it to mount to nobI haven’t seen anyone do it. Three bolts would probably hold a predator size platform just fine but you will need a jig to drill through so your bolts and holes will align properly. Then once the leaves come off I find my platform needs to be higher than what I think it will in spring or summer when I do my presets.
Yes the squareish platform part. Holes close enough together to still be parallel to each other but far enough apart to withstand side pressure. I mean if you are drilling holes for presets anyway why not a couple more for a portable platform? Idk the weight of such a set up may end up making it a moot point, not sure the difference between 2 or 3 bolts and a 7/64 amsteel daisychain or cam strap
 

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It’s been tried before, but just isn’t very practical. Every hole has to be perfectly lined up.

I tried a 2-hole design several years ago, and decided it wasn’t worth the headache. You might could make it work if you built a jig to get the holes perfect.


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All climbing methods, platforms, saddle designs, and/or use of materials possibly mentioned in the post above are not peer reviewed for safety, and should only be used as an example of my own method. Do your own research and testing before becoming confident in any DIY solution to support your life.
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It’s been tried before, but just isn’t very practical. Every hole has to be perfectly lined up.

I tried a 2-hole design several years ago, and decided it wasn’t worth the headache. You might could make it work if you built a jig to get the holes perfect.


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Tethrd Prostaff
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All climbing methods, platforms, saddle designs, and/or use of materials possibly mentioned in the post above are not peer reviewed for safety, and should only be used as an example of my own method. Do your own research and testing before becoming confident in any DIY solution to support your life.
-IkemanTx
By the sounds of that I’m guessing it’s just easier to have a platform to pack in & out rather than fighting it. Kinda like getting 3 stepps to perfectly line up as a platform.....
 

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I’ve toyed with the idea of extended wooden steps with a piano hinge, something similar to drawing. I currently use wooden pedals drilled for the bolts. Not sure this would work, but might. The hinge would help it fold nicely also.

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Tr33_n1nj@

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I was thinking maybe just the 1 piece with 2 bolts and no hinge. But hinge would make it more packable. If only had had access to metal, or could weld.
 

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@Tr33_n1nj@ I love the idea of something like this for doing presets. I'm already scouting for presets for this season so I will know about where to setup when leaves come out.

Good luck and keep up the great thinking. Necessity is the mother of invention. I love the DIY/Innovative spirit on this forum.
 

robertreed711

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what about a bracket like some of the treestand manufacturers use? could have multiple brackets and just one platform.
 
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