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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-24-2017, 09:40 PM
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It is not sealed. Water can run off and thru.

It is not sealed. Water can run off and thru.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-24-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 33
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Posted By big_smith
Real Close to completion

She is almost done. Everything is set in place and hand tight. The barrel is bolted to the frame rather than welded. That way if the barrel rusts out, I can replace it without too much trouble. Solar...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-20-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,880
Posted By big_smith
If you still have your plasma I would have been...

If you still have your plasma I would have been begging John. I had to make due with some redneck engineering.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-17-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 33
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Posted By big_smith
1X1X1/8 angle all the way around. I have a buddy...

1X1X1/8 angle all the way around. I have a buddy that owns a welding shop and I got some light sheet metal drops and pieced them together.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-17-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,880
Posted By big_smith
I have never had a coon get into a feeder using...

I have never had a coon get into a feeder using this wire. I hope I am right on this one. I have multiple feeders with this wire. I guess we will see. I have never seen a heavier
1"X2" wire. Any...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-17-2017, 01:00 PM
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Posted By big_smith
Pretty embarrassed, but this is my prep table....

Pretty embarrassed, but this is my prep table. You real fabricators don't laugh. It was functional.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-17-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,880
Posted By big_smith
I have no idea. I just cut them at 39". I knew I...

I have no idea. I just cut them at 39". I knew I wanted the base to be at least 5' wide, so I built the base, then just leaned the legs in and welded them up. I am opposed to tape measures. If I were...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-17-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,880
Posted By big_smith
Getting close. Still have to mount the barrel,...

Getting close. Still have to mount the barrel, and figure some sort of mounting bracket for the solar panel.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-16-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,880
Posted By big_smith
It'S been my experience that nothing in Nature...

It'S been my experience that nothing in Nature occurs with perfectly right angles. That's why everything is just a bit out of square on anything I build. That and tape measures confuse me.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-14-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,880
Posted By big_smith
Not a true directional. I just wanted to block...

Not a true directional. I just wanted to block the back so that the feeder doesn't block your view, and the sloped bottom was to keep corn from building up underneath to discourage hogs from rooting...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-14-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,880
Posted By big_smith
Stand and Fill

I needed another feeder for my place in Bandera. I have fallen in love with the idea of a stand and fill versus a traditional feeder. I would rather have a larger capacity, but this should work for...
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