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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-16-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 52
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Posted By Palmetto
How does the gotenna work in the hill country...

How does the gotenna work in the hill country where a standard 2way radio breaks up due to "line of sight"?
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-15-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,641
Posted By Palmetto
a combination. .... first stained with early...

a combination. ....

first stained with early american.
then 2 coats of Flood cedar stain.
then 2 coats of helmsman spar urethane, satin. sanding between all.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-15-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,641
Posted By Palmetto
really hard to show the quality of the finish...

really hard to show the quality of the finish with my cell phone, but I am really happy with how the spar urethane satin finish turned out.
...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-15-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,641
Posted By Palmetto
all done...

all done https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181116/f1dd6ca98ba9efae0a8534ede0c3557b.jpg

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,305
Posted By Palmetto
What else you want to know? :D:p

What else you want to know? :D:p
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-13-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By Palmetto
No kidding........Sometimes you just gotta design...

No kidding........Sometimes you just gotta design as you go. If you cant visualize it, get you a 4' scale & a framing square, and lay it out on your shop concrete floor.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 983
Posted By Palmetto
Thanks for the kind words! My youngest son...

Thanks for the kind words!

My youngest son Gus turned 5 in August, and he was pretty upset when we returned. He wouldn't admit that he enjoyed cuddling with momma all morning, but cried a little...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,366
Posted By Palmetto
^^^ AR Platform. If you don't have one already,...

^^^ AR Platform. If you don't have one already, this is a great excuse to get one! Adjustable stock grows with them.

I turned my Rock River AR .223 into a 6.8 SPC by changing out the upper....
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 983
Posted By Palmetto
118.5" Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using...

118.5"

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 983
Posted By Palmetto
Yes it is.

Yes it is.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 983
Posted By Palmetto
Son's First Buck on my birthday

Saturday was awesome day for me & my oldest son Wade (9). Last year he took his first deer (a doe) at our place in Rocksprings, and this season he was exited to go after his first buck.

I have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,607
Posted By Palmetto
I still think "starch & irons" look sharp. Not...

I still think "starch & irons" look sharp. Not everyday wear for me, but definetly when we go out.

But I don't consider myself a "cowboy" though. To me that's a just a hired hand you pay when...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,259
Posted By Palmetto
Thanks. I'm planning on doing an exit keypad...

Thanks. I'm planning on doing an exit keypad this go around since lightning killed my last exit wand. Plus, I don't really feel like installing a new one!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-08-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,600
Posted By Palmetto
Looking good!

Looking good!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,046
Posted By Palmetto
Thanks for the pics, and thanks for his service!

Thanks for the pics, and thanks for his service!
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 11-07-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,006
Posted By Palmetto
Culberson was pretty much a democrat anyway. He...

Culberson was pretty much a democrat anyway. He made too many conservatives mad, and they decided not to vote for him. He should have never made it out of the primaries, but too many people don't...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-06-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,259
Posted By Palmetto
Wireless exit pads?

Wireless exit pads?
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-06-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,259
Posted By Palmetto
Thanks Ironman. I have been looking hard at the...

Thanks Ironman. I have been looking hard at the US Automatic.

Do you know if you can program factory the buttons on a vehicle (like a ford has on the visor?) to work with it?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-06-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By Palmetto
I have a ruger compact in 7-08. Sweet little...

I have a ruger compact in 7-08. Sweet little gun, easy to maneuver, but it does pack a punch!

There is one for sale in the classifieds.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-06-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,259
Posted By Palmetto
I am fixing to get a new opener as well since my...

I am fixing to get a new opener as well since my Apollo took a swim during Harvey.

My first Apollo was a swing gate opener. It had the basic 836 board in it, and was very simple. It was PIA to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 377
Posted By Palmetto
Look up a "Scarecrow motion activated sprinkler"....

Look up a "Scarecrow motion activated sprinkler".
Used one before, and it works.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,853
Posted By Palmetto
Yep. I know a guy with a small place. about 400...

Yep. I know a guy with a small place. about 400 thick acres. Every buck has a name, and he knows where each one hangs out. Chang-a-lang some corn, and they come running. He loves it.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-04-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,641
Posted By Palmetto
Did work this afternoon. Wife sanded & stained...

Did work this afternoon. Wife sanded & stained again. I got one 6' bench completed.

we also finished some cedar shudders for the house. you can see them in the...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-02-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,320
Posted By Palmetto
That side pic really puts the depth into...

That side pic really puts the depth into perspective! I would have to put some kind of rub rail on it though for safety. You just never know.....
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-31-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,187
Posted By Palmetto
This is all I can think about.... ...

This is all I can think about....

https://soleforthesoul.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/listen-linda.jpg?w=490&h=556
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-31-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,390
Posted By Palmetto
I put in for the Grand Slam only. At this point...

I put in for the Grand Slam only. At this point in my life, nothing else appeals to me.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-30-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 19,718
Posted By Palmetto
It ought to be. I doubled the rate! 200# on 1...

It ought to be. I doubled the rate! 200# on 1 acre. :D
When I mowed it, the Johnson grass was over my head! I got pretty good cover I think.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-30-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,641
Posted By Palmetto
I don't remember where I picked them up. I have...

I don't remember where I picked them up. I have had them socked away for a long time, and just found a good use for them.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-30-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,641
Posted By Palmetto
I can. I used a 1-1/4 stud bolt, with 2 hex...

I can.

I used a 1-1/4 stud bolt, with 2 hex nuts. I welded one hex nut to the pipe, and then inserted the stud thru 4x4. I used a 1-3/8" spade bit to drill a hole for the bolt.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-30-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 790
Posted By Palmetto
I would just mix in some Durana clover with my...

I would just mix in some Durana clover with my fertilizer, and sling it all ahead of a rain. I like Durana because it is so hearty, and seems to be more heat tolerant than my native white clover.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-29-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 19,718
Posted By Palmetto
1https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181029/d85dd5e...

1https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181029/d85dd5e3ad617f6bac93f94738d4597f.jpg

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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-29-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 19,718
Posted By Palmetto
Did throw and mow oats this year. Didnt even...

Did throw and mow oats this year. Didnt even spray with herbicide. still have some Johnson grass coming up, but the oats are doing great! just fertilized, and have 80% chance of rain wed.

...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-29-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 501
Posted By Palmetto
I see several recommendations for the...

I see several recommendations for the executioner. If you ride any hardpack at all, they will beat your teeth out. Very rough riding tire, but very durable & lots of traction.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-29-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,682
Posted By Palmetto
Man, I bet he looked good coming in! I woulda...

Man, I bet he looked good coming in! I woulda had a hard time holding it together.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-29-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,641
Posted By Palmetto
Dimensions: 12'-0" L 41" W 31" from floor...

Dimensions:
12'-0" L
41" W
31" from floor to top of table
leg posts are inset 18" from the end

The table sits really well, and it's pretty relaxing to rest your feet on the pipe! I based the...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-29-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,641
Posted By Palmetto
I thought I was done..........Next is the two 6'...

I thought I was done..........Next is the two 6' benches w/back rests.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-29-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,641
Posted By Palmetto
Like Quakerbox said, there is many ways to do it....

Like Quakerbox said, there is many ways to do it. My wife likes to use a flat head screwdriver, and engrave lines into it. On this one she used a piece of chain, a hammer, & crow bar. She didn't...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-29-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,641
Posted By Palmetto
Early American

Early American
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-29-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,172
Posted By Palmetto
TTT for a good show. Stumbled upon it...

TTT for a good show.

Stumbled upon it searching for a good western to watch on Netfix with my sick 9yr old yesterday morning. It's hard to find something "clean" to watch with a kid that isn't a...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-29-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,641
Posted By Palmetto
Pic6 Distressed, branded, & starting to...

Pic6
Distressed, branded, & starting to stain
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-29-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,641
Posted By Palmetto
Pic 4 I did just about all of the work with the...

Pic 4
I did just about all of the work with the table upside down. Most everything is pocket holed, except the posts. It's a PIA sometimes, but makes a strong connection without showing screw...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-29-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,641
Posted By Palmetto
Pic 3 One of the leg sets complete! Leg sets...

Pic 3
One of the leg sets complete! Leg sets are made out of cedar.
Legs are 6x6 verts, 4x4 horiz, and 2x4 braces.
I got all the pieces cut out, spaced, & clamped together prior to fastening. ...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-29-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,641
Posted By Palmetto
Pic 2 This picture shows how flat I was able to...

Pic 2
This picture shows how flat I was able to get it.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-29-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,641
Posted By Palmetto
Big table for backporch

My wife has been bugging me to build a big table for our covered backporch for quite sometime. I finally gave up, and we sat down and came up with a design she was happy with. 12'-0" long, big post...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-27-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 9,918
Posted By Palmetto
my 9yr old shot his first pig this evening. ...

my 9yr old shot his first pig this evening. great head shot at 50 yds. He came in on a string from 250 yds out. I told him when he stops, shoot him in the head. as the boar was coming, i heard...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-26-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,312
Posted By Palmetto
The only thing I am concerned with is a 4' span...

The only thing I am concerned with is a 4' span on the siding. I am guessing it's pretty stout?
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-25-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 73,045
Posted By Palmetto
They will. Be glad the are leaving it alone now,...

They will. Be glad the are leaving it alone now, as it is giving it time to get established.

As suggested, I would install an exclusion cage to see exactly how much they are eating. Might...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 11,623
Posted By Palmetto
Did you staple it? or Brads? Sent from my...

Did you staple it? or Brads?

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By Palmetto
Wood burning stove not an option?

Wood burning stove not an option?
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 11,623
Posted By Palmetto
Is that 1/8 bead board, or did you go thicker?

Is that 1/8 bead board, or did you go thicker?
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