Building the "Swiss Army Knife" of Small Boats...Wood Duck Double #54: Blind Body: Dog Blind

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Blog entry by DustyMark posted 09-03-2020 04:10 AM 769 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Lots of Sewing
The dog blind was pretty complicated to sew. It’s 3-D shape, so it requires darts to shape it around the frame.

View from the inside. There are eight buckles to hold it to the kayak, four buckles to support the decoy barrier, seven velcro sleeves to hold it to the frame, one buckle to hold the back door shut, velcro to hold the shroud at the front, a zipper, and brushing straps

View from the outside.

The door has .4” foam inside to give it some rigidity.

The profile of the blind turned out well.

Copper riding in the position he’ll travel to and from the hunt site.

Copper positioned in the door he’ll use for retrieves.

Close-up of side. Notice the little window I sewed in to help reduce the blind spot to the rear quadrants.

Close-up of the retrieving door. Sewing the zipper in an arch shape made for a roomier entry and exit.

The doors blend nicely into the shape of the dog blind.

Copper has plenty of room when we’re laying out during the hunt.

The sewing remaining includes a buckle at the bottom of the door, velcro to join the bow panel to the stern panel, the shroud, and a whole lot of brushing straps to the rest of the blind.

Brushing out the blind.

-- Mark, Minnesota

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#1 posted 09-03-2020 11:17 AM

Amazing sewing…You must have a heavy duty machine!

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#2 posted 09-03-2020 02:57 PM

Thanks! I’ve got a Sailrite Ultrafeed which is a heavy duty sewing machine.

-- Mark, Minnesota

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#3 posted 09-03-2020 11:53 PM

Nice needle work there Mark
I bet there will be prey ducking for cover

Nice to see some emotional and humanistic aspects of woodwork!!

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 09-04-2020 02:51 AM

Thanks Rob! Hopefully they’ll be ducking for cover when it’s too late. If I do a good job brushing the kayak, it will be quite effective at hiding Copper and me.

-- Mark, Minnesota

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