Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


Who uses a Torges Seat?

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Badwolf 11-Jan-21
soap creek 11-Jan-21
fdp 11-Jan-21
Bugle up 11-Jan-21
Justin 11-Jan-21
Andy Man 11-Jan-21
Tater John 11-Jan-21
Gofish 11-Jan-21
Badwolf 11-Jan-21
Badwolf 11-Jan-21
Desperado 11-Jan-21
Popester 11-Jan-21
Longcruise 11-Jan-21
Stumpkiller 11-Jan-21
Curtiss Cardinal 11-Jan-21
Stixnstones 12-Jan-21
treetopper 12-Jan-21
Boker 12-Jan-21
Bugle up 12-Jan-21
ottertails 12-Jan-21
Stan 12-Jan-21
1/4 away 12-Jan-21
1/4 away 12-Jan-21
The Lost Mohican 12-Jan-21
Bugle up 12-Jan-21
ron w 12-Jan-21
Jeffhalfrack 12-Jan-21
Curtis Schaffhauser 12-Jan-21
Curtis Schaffhauser 13-Jan-21
Candyman 13-Jan-21
Juancho 13-Jan-21
broken arrow 13-Jan-21
treetopper 13-Jan-21
The Lost Mohican 13-Jan-21
Badwolf 13-Jan-21
Kelly 14-Jan-21
Bugle up 14-Jan-21
Boker 14-Jan-21
From: Badwolf
Date: 11-Jan-21




Wondering if anyone has any interesting Modifications to the original design they've made?

From: soap creek
Date: 11-Jan-21




I use one. Made several for friends. I cut mine down the center and install hinges. They fold in half and fit in my pack. I also use a pad sometimes.

From: fdp
Date: 11-Jan-21




I've used the original.

From: Bugle up
Date: 11-Jan-21

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I cut a handle in mine, add a pad and also added metal teeth to better grip the tree. The metal teeth are the idea of a friend Aaron Brill.

From: Justin
Date: 11-Jan-21




Where there are trees to attach to, these are the bomb. I've never seen a better seat.

Took one of my biggest bucks from the Torges seat.

Justin

From: Andy Man
Date: 11-Jan-21

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mainly use my Pack seat (Dave Waldrop)

but if long walk or short sit use this (Lone Wolf modification) Torgus style

From: Tater John
Date: 11-Jan-21




I have not made any mods to the original pattern and I use it at least a time or two every season Rusty

From: Gofish
Date: 11-Jan-21




I just added a pad to mine it works real good

From: Badwolf
Date: 11-Jan-21




Hey Justin that is pretty slick where did you get the cleat?

From: Badwolf
Date: 11-Jan-21




Sorry Justin I meant to ask Bugle up where he got the cleat/teeth on his seat?

From: Desperado
Date: 11-Jan-21




Bugle up nailed it !!!!

From: Popester
Date: 11-Jan-21




Andy Man x2.

From: Longcruise
Date: 11-Jan-21




I drilled some holes in the edge of the V and epoxied some nails in with about an eighth inch protruding. Keeps it in place pretty well. I straps to the back of my day pack along with a thick piece of foam. It’s always with me during big game hunts.

From: Stumpkiller
Date: 11-Jan-21

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I do. I put three holes in it for the rope (rather than a notch and knots) so it is infinately adjustable and locks itself. I use metal roof screws through a length of rubberized steam hose along the notch edge for grip on the bark and to protect the plywood edge.

From: Curtiss Cardinal
Date: 11-Jan-21




I don't have a work shoo anymore so I can't make another. I had a couple one a decade or so ago; but lost it in my moves from state to state.

From: Stixnstones
Date: 12-Jan-21




Cut mine in half, added a piano hinge folds up and fits in my day pack.Before last season glued a foam pad to it.... love that thing

From: treetopper
Date: 12-Jan-21




I made three this summer and gave one each to my son and son-in- law; kept the other for me. All were 12 x 12. My design is much like Bugle Up's. In PA you can't use any type cleat, etc. on public land that will damage a tree, so I just used Dean's design of a hunk of rubber hose on the tree side. Worked fine for all three of us. This thing is amazingly simple and effective.

Just finished three more in 14 x 14 size. I think these will be even better for those longer sits. I am going to hinge these for easier transport in a pack, though.

From: Boker
Date: 12-Jan-21




Treetopper

Post up some pics when your finished, I am interested in building a couple myself.

From: Bugle up
Date: 12-Jan-21




The cleats are made by Aaron Brill who is on here (LW) by his name. One would have to check with him if any are available. He is also the one who originally provided me with the template. However if anyone wants the template, I can get one out to you.

Similar to Stumpkiller, I use two holes which allows for infinite adjustability. Rope configuration through the holes is along the same lines.

From: ottertails
Date: 12-Jan-21

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I've made maybe a dozen of them in a few different sizes. One thing I did was cut a slot on the side to slip the rope through the last hole to speed things up. Only pic available right now.

I've had several successful hunts from them. My grandson took his first deer at about 9 yards while sitting one.

From: Stan
Date: 12-Jan-21




Beauty in simplicity...

From: 1/4 away Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Jan-21




Bugle Up, Where did you get the metal teeth? Are they off of something or did you have them made?

From: 1/4 away Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Jan-21




Bugle Up, Just saw your last post about the cleat. Thanks

From: The Lost Mohican
Date: 12-Jan-21




I have a few scraps of 3/4 ply, so now I know what I'll be doing soon! TLM

From: Bugle up
Date: 12-Jan-21




TLM, nothing wrong with using what you have of course, but if you are interested in making the seat as light as possible, 1/2" plywood works fine.

From: ron w Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Jan-21




Before I got my Waldrop pac seat I used one a lot, they work great !!

From: Jeffhalfrack
Date: 12-Jan-21




I also made steel jaws,,, but if I plan on hunting that spot long(mostly) what I do is on the back side of the tree I’ll screw in one tree step and put the rope over it so it won’t slide down I’m not a light weight lol also it’s a good place to hang my pack good luck jeffw

From: Curtis Schaffhauser
Date: 12-Jan-21

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Yep!!

From: Curtis Schaffhauser
Date: 13-Jan-21

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From: Candyman
Date: 13-Jan-21




I added a thick piece of rubber where the seat contacts the tree.

From: Juancho
Date: 13-Jan-21




I've been using them for years , but I didn't know their name

From: broken arrow
Date: 13-Jan-21




I use one on occasion

From: treetopper
Date: 13-Jan-21




CAUTION!!! If you decide to hinge yours, be sure to cover the "seat" side of the hinge with something, or you may squeeze more out of your hunt than expected. LOL

From: The Lost Mohican
Date: 13-Jan-21




Bugleup,

Thanks. I do have half inch too, so I'm going to use that at your suggestion. Itching to use my new battery powered Jigsaw! TLM

From: Badwolf
Date: 13-Jan-21

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Thanks for all the ideas, I made this today Few more things to do like make some teeth out of flat stock but I really like its pack ability.

From: Kelly
Date: 14-Jan-21




Bad wolf your rope holes are too close to the back-need to closer to the front.

From: Bugle up
Date: 14-Jan-21




Kelly x 2

From: Boker
Date: 14-Jan-21




Y’all use 1/2 plywood or is 3/4 better?





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