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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 05:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,874
Posted By StrayDog
My grandfather was an old school scissors and...

My grandfather was an old school scissors and straight razor barber - he gave two kinds of haircuts flat tops and part on the left/right.

He said the difference between a bad haircut and a decent...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-27-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By StrayDog
Not a saints fan but I always enjoy watching him...

Not a saints fan but I always enjoy watching him play. Not only is he extremely talented but he also seems like a very humble, down to earth guy.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 03-24-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,569
Posted By StrayDog
Yeap - I was talking with a city officer whose...

Yeap - I was talking with a city officer whose beat covers my hood. He flat out said heís just looking for hoodlums who are breaking into cars, businesses, punk teenagers being destructive, etc. He...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-21-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 803
Posted By StrayDog
That cute little girl just steals the show in...

That cute little girl just steals the show in those pictures. You got a keeper for sure.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-18-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,326
Posted By StrayDog
Tell your friend to get a second opinion. ...

Tell your friend to get a second opinion.

Prayers sent
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-18-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,379
Posted By StrayDog
Some kind of planter cart

Some kind of planter cart
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-17-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 851
Posted By StrayDog
He’s just ticked he doesn’t have thumbs - if he...

He’s just ticked he doesn’t have thumbs - if he did he’d drive himself to go hunting ever day and not have to wait on you to take him. The GSP’s I’ve been around have tremendous hunting drive - gotta...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-11-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,010
Posted By StrayDog
I remember going way back on fire break roads to...

I remember going way back on fire break roads to fish the pecos River in NM by myself when I was about 17. I had a six pack on a stringer cooling off in the river when I got surprised by a game...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-10-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,634
Posted By StrayDog
Heck, if I could Iíd hire a troop of Girl Scouts...

Heck, if I could Iíd hire a troop of Girl Scouts to help sell for my employer Iíd do it tomorrow - hard to say no to them especially when they call you ďmisterĒ. Iím always smiling after I devour an...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-08-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,364
Posted By StrayDog
Meh - take the subway. Contrary to popular belief...

Meh - take the subway. Contrary to popular belief most New Yorkers aren’t jerks, simply politely ask cop, metro worker, or a friendly looking local. Been there half a dozen times and never had a rude...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-04-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,826
Posted By StrayDog
Were there any dead possums that choked on the...

Were there any dead possums that choked on the waistband of some chitty drawers?
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-02-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,647
Posted By StrayDog
After saying every bad word known to man and...

After saying every bad word known to man and inventing many new ones, my electrician brother told me to buy those very crimpers and corresponding butt splice connectors.

One of the best tools I’ve...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-25-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 808
Posted By StrayDog
ARP barrel all day, everyday and twice on...

ARP barrel all day, everyday and twice on Sundayís.

I will warn you I went through 3 or 4 different magazine brands before I found one that would feed reliably.

I built my own 6.8 - spikes...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-22-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,745
Posted By StrayDog
Very nice what stock and finish?

Very nice what stock and finish?
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,916
Posted By StrayDog
Also - I bought an evolution cold cut saw. It’s...

Also - I bought an evolution cold cut saw. It’s the cats meow if he’s cutting relatively small tube/pipe. Fairly cheap, fast cutting, and it’s the smoothest cut of anything I’ve used.

I agree with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,916
Posted By StrayDog
Remind him those welding gloves aren’t just for...

Remind him those welding gloves aren’t just for when he’s welding. Metal will cut the crap out of you and it stays hot for a while after you grind/cut/weld.

Also make sure he wears good boots -...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-17-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,812
Posted By StrayDog
When I was in junior high and thought I was “full...

When I was in junior high and thought I was “full grown” my grandpa (he basically raised me) stopped one of the vice principal’s/coaches in church. Grandpa asked him if there really was a form he...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-17-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,256
Posted By StrayDog
This - minus the catfish.

This - minus the catfish.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-16-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,167
Posted By StrayDog
He actually did that in the summer of 2018 - I’d...

He actually did that in the summer of 2018 - I’d think that record will stand for a long time.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-13-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,592
Posted By StrayDog
Pour a stiff drink, dim the lights, crank up the...

Pour a stiff drink, dim the lights, crank up the sing-a-long tunes. Pause, stop, repeat.

Alternatively, substitute the tunes for a phone call to an old buddy to talk about better times.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-06-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,078
Posted By StrayDog
It’s the same mentality as buying into socialism....

It’s the same mentality as buying into socialism. The deer have food so they can just share with the human-introduced pigs, right?

It’s actually our jobs as humans to help control animal...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-05-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,168
Posted By StrayDog
Did you build a router flattening jig to plane...

Did you build a router flattening jig to plane the slab? I’m going to build a similar top for a dining room table...just gathering info for now.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-04-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,921
Posted By StrayDog
Agreed - started a new job not long ago. I was...

Agreed - started a new job not long ago. I was really contemplating skipping an annual fishing trip with a buddy whose more like my brother. I made the right choice and got to meet his newly born...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-03-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,084
Posted By StrayDog
When I scratched my eye a couple times I went to...

When I scratched my eye a couple times I went to Opthamology Associates on Lancaster/Summit. They always got me in quickly and were very thorough and didn’t break my wallet. You only have one set of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-31-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,077
Posted By StrayDog
You got em brother, sent!

You got em brother, sent!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-31-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,294
Posted By StrayDog
Yes hands down! The new clear view technology is...

Yes hands down! The new clear view technology is above and beyond the rest of the field. The only one close or the same is the sweedish made optrel which is pushing $500[/QUOTE]

Thanks - my 40+...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-31-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,294
Posted By StrayDog
I had serious doubts about the NT table when I...

I had serious doubts about the NT table when I took it out of the box - was sure it wouldnít be that stable. However, itís actually really solid once you get it together. I didnít think Iíd use the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-30-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By StrayDog
Yellowstone National Park with side fishing on...

Yellowstone National Park with side fishing on the Big Horn, Henry’s Fork of the Snake River and the Yellowstone outside the park. Spring for a couple nights of lodging at the hotels in the park.
...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-30-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,294
Posted By StrayDog
Same boat - I did buy a northern tool welding...

Same boat - I did buy a northern tool welding table. Itís actually a great table for the $180 I spent.

I have a Jackson Insight Hood. Are Millerís really that much better?
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-27-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,977
Posted By StrayDog
I have “business discussions” everyday where...

I have “business discussions” everyday where people have different opinions/views.

I pay the most attention to those that have different opinions (as long as they have good thoughts/intentions)...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-17-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,853
Posted By StrayDog
Take an alieve in the morning before you ski. Hot...

Take an alieve in the morning before you ski. Hot tub and a stiff drink at the end of the day. I always try to get a massage after day 3.

I can still ski like I did 20 years ago - just requires a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-09-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By StrayDog
I’m flying from DFW o Minneapolis on 01-25-20 but...

I’m flying from DFW o Minneapolis on 01-25-20 but I’m guessing checking this in an airplane wouldn’t be an option. If it is an option I’d be glad to bring it with me!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 16,698
Posted By StrayDog
The actual version a very gnarly First Sargent...

The actual version a very gnarly First Sargent used to scream at me had mostly the F-word used as every known part of speech. Loved that guy but heíd make the devil himself blush when he spoke.:D
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 16,698
Posted By StrayDog
This is not a new tactic. WW1, WW2, etc.,...

This is not a new tactic. WW1, WW2, etc., especially on a squad level take out the lieutenant first, the SSG next, then the lower enlisted will be without direction and the fight is quickly won. The...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-01-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 21,383
Posted By StrayDog
I agree with some of you reasoning but have...

I agree with some of you reasoning but have different thoughts also. Distance saves lives when it comes to knuckles, knives, and projectiles. Someone I donít trust gets close to me, I cover my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-01-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 21,383
Posted By StrayDog
Thanks, Iíll look at these factors so maybe I...

Thanks, Iíll look at these factors so maybe I just need to make some adjustments. I also probably need to address my waist size a little too ☺️.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-01-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 21,383
Posted By StrayDog
This event has bothered me on many levels. I’m...

This event has bothered me on many levels. I’m not a novice shooter and I’ve been to several training classes but I’m by no means a Seal Team 6, Special Forces, etc., etc.,

First, I’m not sure...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-31-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,005
Posted By StrayDog
Heck, I’d just be glad kids are riding bikes. My...

Heck, I’d just be glad kids are riding bikes. My old man couldn’t operate a screwdriver. Luckily, between my grandpa and a few old men in the neighborhood I learned some mechanical aptitude.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-29-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,047
Posted By StrayDog
Glad it worked out. If a professional soldered...

Glad it worked out. If a professional soldered that copper pipe they need some serious practice/instruction. If thenvalve that was sticking was soldered it’s probably internally damaged from the same...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-28-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,047
Posted By StrayDog
Hmm - I’m curious about the possible “kink” you...

Hmm - I’m curious about the possible “kink” you talk about. Is the piping pex? Are the hot and cold water piping the same material?

Is it possible the cold water piping goes up and back down...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-28-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,047
Posted By StrayDog
First of all, don’t put compressed air in you...

First of all, don’t put compressed air in you water piping. It’s not designed for 90+ psi and you’ll just cost yourself a ton of misery and costly repairs.

Second, by chance does the master shower...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-25-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By StrayDog
The stock yard is meh, if you want a great steak...

The stock yard is meh, if you want a great steak hit downtown Fort Worth. Capital Grill, Del Frisco’s, Bob’s Chop House, Reata...in that order.

Pretty good view from the roof top bar at Reata for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-16-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,200
Posted By StrayDog
This - lots of factors but tankless electric hot...

This - lots of factors but tankless electric hot water heaters can pull some serious amps and may require a larger breaker and bigger power cables which can be a sizable expense if youíre paying an...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-14-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,913
Posted By StrayDog
Last company gave bonuses when business was good...

Last company gave bonuses when business was good - most years we got something. I always shook the owners hands and thanked them for sharing the profits with the employees. They appreciated the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-05-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,390
Posted By StrayDog
Very nice family - best Christmas a man could...

Very nice family - best Christmas a man could wish for.

The buck and shop are just an extra bonus.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-04-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,103
Posted By StrayDog
Get a rescue - lots available that are younger...

Get a rescue - lots available that are younger than a year old. Even with a reputable breeder they can come with serious health problems. Even relatively healthy ones will get infections - I’ve got...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 563
Posted By StrayDog
Looking at that I’d go with the 60” because there...

Looking at that I’d go with the 60” because there doesn’t appear to be a ton of slack in your electrical supply. Be sure and measure the height of the relief from the floor on the existing vs new as...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 563
Posted By StrayDog
Is it hard pipe or flex pipe to the hot water...

Is it hard pipe or flex pipe to the hot water tank?

Assuming you have CPVC (usually gray plastic) I’d simply cut the CPVC back, use a plastic to threaded copper adapter, and connect to my water...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,455
Posted By StrayDog
Good job on the coyote and better job on raising...

Good job on the coyote and better job on raising your boys such that they are interested in being outdoorsmen and not just into video games and internet videos.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-25-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,625
Posted By StrayDog
Slick Senor! Not to derail - but I’m asking...

Slick Senor!

Not to derail - but I’m asking Santa for a tig rig. I’ve never tig welded before - would you recommend a pedal or a thumb wheel setup for a newbie/amateur?
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