Awhile ago, I finally decided to get a dog hide to train out of to prepare for field and pot hole duck
hunting. However, the one I wanted is on back order and I have a lot of time with this long heat wave.
So the first thing to do was design the frame work for a Kwick Hide using 3/4' and 1/2 CPCV. Bimini
top accessories were used to allow the frame to fold.
frame design July 27th, 2006
The Universal "camo" denier fabric came in today, and the next three steps were completed.
section of frame
(click on thumbnails)
fabric in place
After the glue dries, the Speedy Stitcher sewing awl will stitch the flaps for extra support.
glued & stitched
Step six will be to lay the fabric around the fully assembled & cemented
framework for a fitting. Two
temporary supports will be inserted to keep the form correct until glued and stitched.
half way into fitting
glue work finished
All seams are now stitched. August 2nd
The back and front "camo" panels are left
off for initial training. It folds flat. When the end panels
are added there will be loops for the raffia grass. Three "hanks" of raffia goes a long way and it is
easy to spray paint for a more layered, natural look. The next hide will have a rounded top using
three bimini type supports constructed of flexible plastic tubing and fold to half the length of #`1. .
of raffia grass
note: If you have a lot of spare time, this is a fun
project. However, the commercial
are not that expensive for what you get. The Kwick Hide will be fine for training, and it
will save wear and tear on the one for hunting that I might buy once back order issues
update: December. 2006......after training in this hide and adding split panel "curtains" the
hide was used for field goose hunting with Daisy (works fine)
Daisy with a two'fer" (one shot & two geese)
Gunny & Taffey working out of a "Kwick Hide" & Avery Ultra Low
"Kwick Hide" in a steady training session