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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-01-2021, 11:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,159
Posted By dogcatcher
Put in more electrical outlets than you think you...

Put in more electrical outlets than you think you need, you will use them. Wall height, forget the 8 foot walls, go with 10 foot for studs, this with the roof slope give you a LOT OF GOOD STORAGE...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-27-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 499
Posted By dogcatcher
Our feed mix was a half sack of cracked corn and...

Our feed mix was a half sack of cracked corn and half a sack of milo with a 2 sacks of corn. I have an old grain mill that we cracked the corn with. We dumped this into an old concrete mixer, let...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-17-2021, 11:26 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,460
Posted By dogcatcher
If you are a Vietnam veteran, you need to contact...

If you are a Vietnam veteran, you need to contact your county veterans service officer to file a claim.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 03-05-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,573
Posted By dogcatcher
Cotton seed is 24% protein, gin trash is about...

Cotton seed is 24% protein, gin trash is about 11% protein. Gin trash is also used in cattle feed. Years ago gin trash was burned, that was stopped by EPA rules. Now they dump it on the ground,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-23-2021, 05:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,834
Posted By dogcatcher
Some post offices have had their electricity...

Some post offices have had their electricity curtailed so that the power could go to the residential areas.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-22-2021, 12:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,335
Posted By dogcatcher
Wood World of Texas, north eat Dallas,...

Wood World of Texas, north eat Dallas, https://woodworldtx.com/
Enter with a big budget and plan to spend most of it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-22-2021, 03:05 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,099
Posted By dogcatcher
Beans were not an issue until the Texas chili...

Beans were not an issue until the Texas chili cookoffs started, then in Terlingua, Texas in 1967 the CASI rules banned beans. Now all the experts claim there never was beans in real chili. But...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-08-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By dogcatcher
There are only a few real engravers in Texas that...

There are only a few real engravers in Texas that have the FEGA designation. A list is here, http://fega.com/memberwebpages/regularbystate.asp?paramstate=TX
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-23-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By dogcatcher
Check with Vince at VECtor Game Calls. ...

Check with Vince at VECtor Game Calls. http://www.vectorcalls.com/
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-20-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,247
Posted By dogcatcher
How old is the kid? Has he been through the BB...

How old is the kid? Has he been through the BB gun a nd pellet gun stages and learned the safety aspects of handling a gun?
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-01-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,044
Posted By dogcatcher
There are provision that can help you, can't...

There are provision that can help you, can't remember what it is called, but if you had substantial sustained SS covered employment the offset will be considerably less. You need to get an...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-30-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,931
Posted By dogcatcher
I am in my 70's, used to be you removed your hat...

I am in my 70's, used to be you removed your hat when you entered a building. That courtesy went to the history books decades ago, now at my age I do what ever the hell I want.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-30-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 765
Posted By dogcatcher
I would do it on thirds or fourths, I would get...

I would do it on thirds or fourths, I would get 1/3 or 1/4 of the production. Not knowing the entire facts, the fourths or thirds is normal. But from your post it looks like the guy has been doing...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 852
Posted By dogcatcher
It would be easier to find some totes that have...

It would be easier to find some totes that have not been contaminated. I got some barrels that had peanut butter in them, after cleaning the first one, the rest went to the salvage yard.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-20-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,431
Posted By dogcatcher
You have to be your own critic but at the same...

You have to be your own critic but at the same time you cannot be your own WORST CRITIC.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-20-2020, 12:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,431
Posted By dogcatcher
Spend an hour a day drawing, about 20 minutes at...

Spend an hour a day drawing, about 20 minutes at a time, 3 times a day. Drawing can be learned, being artistic, well that is a deep subject, pun intended. Find a book about drawing acanthus...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-12-2020, 12:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,294
Posted By dogcatcher
Staple a plastic drop cloth on the frame before...

Staple a plastic drop cloth on the frame before you attach the pickets. Or go to an appliance store and ask for cardboard boxes from washer dryer or refrigerator and sheath it with that before...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-05-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,349
Posted By dogcatcher
If you have a drill press and patience, lots of...

If you have a drill press and patience, lots of PATIENCE, I would go to the scrap metal dealer and find a piece of aluminum. Paint it with Dykem, mark it. Drill holes in the "valley" of each gear...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-05-2020, 02:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,349
Posted By dogcatcher
Since it is not metal, you can probably fashion...

Since it is not metal, you can probably fashion one using HDPE. That can be worked on a wood lathe, the actual gears, drilled and cut, then filed in place. Recycle 2 code is HDE, milk cartons, look...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-03-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,349
Posted By dogcatcher
Check with the local library.

Check with the local library.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-27-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,194
Posted By dogcatcher
It is not my money so I will spend yours. I...

It is not my money so I will spend yours. I would get 2 of the 20 foot containers with a 15 foot dog trot between the 2. Then a pole barn that will cover that area, 25x35.

The bunkhouse, I...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-24-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,194
Posted By dogcatcher
Unless you are willing to learn how to cut and...

Unless you are willing to learn how to cut and gut a container a mobile home might be cheaper. I suggest you find one of the local container places that do conversions and see what it takes to...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-24-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 921
Posted By dogcatcher
Pickup bed trailer with a homemade walk in...

Pickup bed trailer with a homemade walk in camper. The camper is basically a big blind that you can eat, sleep, party and hunt in. A stabilizer on both sides in the back, and the tongue jack on the...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-24-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,194
Posted By dogcatcher
How many people will need sleeping space? Septic...

How many people will need sleeping space? Septic system? Is the ground caliche based? Do you have any building experience?

Electric oil heaters for heat are the safest way, not a fire or...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-01-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,633
Posted By dogcatcher
I would recommend playing with this "calculator"....

I would recommend playing with this "calculator". https://www.calculatorsoup.com/calculators/geometry-plane/polygon.php

Calculate for pentagon, hexagon and octagon, I left out the 7 sided...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-09-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,691
Posted By dogcatcher
I need one like that except about 2 foot long, it...

I need one like that except about 2 foot long, it make a good key fob for my wife, but she would probably still misplace it.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-27-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,657
Posted By dogcatcher
An electric hot plate with a skillet for the wood...

An electric hot plate with a skillet for the wood to get the smoke and heat. Add a layer of sheet metal above it to keep any grease from dripping on to it. You can buy controllers tp control the...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-12-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,541
Posted By dogcatcher
The biggest problem is movement of the blinds. ...

The biggest problem is movement of the blinds. To save weight we cheat/build by using 2x2 instead of 2x4's, or use 2x4's where we should use 2x6's. A blind doesn't have a solid foundation like a...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-29-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,298
Posted By dogcatcher
At the post location, drive a T post as deep as...

At the post location, drive a T post as deep as you can, then cut the post off leaving about 5 inches.

At Home Depot etc., they have the metal bases for 4x4 posts, but you can make them...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-13-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,670
Posted By dogcatcher
This is a fairly easy method to make rings...

This is a fairly easy method to make rings without a lathe or specialized equipment.

https://youtu.be/K0oQZB322Vo

Another way is to buy a plain stainless steel band and glue up the veneer on...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-22-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,054
Posted By dogcatcher
Congratulations to your grandson and you. ...

Congratulations to your grandson and you.

Curious, what was the weight of the arrows, and the shooting angle that got the most distance?
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-05-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,742
Posted By dogcatcher
They come in different sizes. We set ours in old...

They come in different sizes. We set ours in old car rims.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-01-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,505
Posted By dogcatcher
I would use a T post and bigger PVC, not sure but...

I would use a T post and bigger PVC, not sure but I believe 1 1/2" PVC pipe will slide on to a T post.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-26-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,302
Posted By dogcatcher
Google "Vietnam war showers" look at the images....

Google "Vietnam war showers" look at the images. 4 posts, 2 sheets of plywood, 2 hinges and some long wood screws. Pallet with some scrap lumber for the floor. If permanent, I would put down a...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-20-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,457
Posted By dogcatcher
Your problem is that you have finished and...

Your problem is that you have finished and unfinished wood. They won't dye or stain the same color. The finished wood has been sealed, not only the surface but some of the subsurface has also been...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-06-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,587
Posted By dogcatcher
Here is another site to look at. ...

Here is another site to look at. https://tventuring.com/trailerforum/index.php
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-21-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 18,746
Posted By dogcatcher
Do some research on "poor man's fiberglass", a...

Do some research on "poor man's fiberglass", a concoction of Titebond II wood glue. A lot cheaper and if taken care of it lasts.
...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-20-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,066
Posted By dogcatcher
Back to the pontoons, use builders sheet foam, it...

Back to the pontoons, use builders sheet foam, it can be cut easily and glued with Titebond II glue. Shaping is a piece of cake, sealing it can be cheap using the poor man's fiberglass method, or a...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-16-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,542
Posted By dogcatcher
At my age, I buy the cheapest. They won't get...

At my age, I buy the cheapest. They won't get used that much so theyshould last the rets of my lifetime.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-25-2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,822
Posted By dogcatcher
It has been Americanized too much. You have to...

It has been Americanized too much. You have to get closer to the border and farther west for more realistic Mexican style food, even then it is becoming iffy. Even each region of Texas has evolved...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-31-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,439
Posted By dogcatcher
This is a bit and spur making group. Not very...

This is a bit and spur making group. Not very active, but a lot of information can be had if you do some reading. http://bitsandspurs.freeforums.org/index.php?sid=7038b2fa41674845cfc763cf73268a5c
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-07-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By dogcatcher
First read through this thread about a camper...

First read through this thread about a camper build using "poor man's fiberglass" with a foam base. http://tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=64361

Then study some of these build threads in this...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-06-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,872
Posted By dogcatcher
A round blind, a lot more work adding windows and...

A round blind, a lot more work adding windows and a door but you don't have the wasted space of the corners. 5 sheets will make the walls for a 6.37 foot diameter round blind.

The base will...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-11-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,955
Posted By dogcatcher
Here you go a forum just for penmakers.

Here you go a forum just for penmakers.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-27-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 932
Posted By dogcatcher
SS tables and countertops are expensive to buy,...

SS tables and countertops are expensive to buy, even a used SS table isn't cheap. Your best bet is to look for used SS table or countertop and then design and build around it.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-02-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,471
Posted By dogcatcher
In my old shop I used a 24" piece of pipe, about...

In my old shop I used a 24" piece of pipe, about 30" long. I found a used barrel kit stove and used the door part. I stood it so that it looked like a pot belly stove so it did not take up much...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-15-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,230
Posted By dogcatcher
We built an 8x12 like a storage building. One...

We built an 8x12 like a storage building. One end had built in bunk beds. The other 8 foot wall was the "kitchen" counter, a bar sink, Coleman stove and a big cooler. With 2 cots we could sleep 4,...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-20-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,697
Posted By dogcatcher
Read this guys Facebook builds. ...

Read this guys Facebook builds. https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=rowerwet
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-12-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By dogcatcher
It depends on how much you want to spend. A...

It depends on how much you want to spend. A basic lathe with chisels will set you back a couple of hundred plus. A nice set up will set you back about $700 You will also need a sharpening system,...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-10-2016, 10:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,492
Posted By dogcatcher
Check on Craigslist, every so often I see old...

Check on Craigslist, every so often I see old mobile homes trailer frames for sale. You can weld and the frame has more of the steel than you will need, you can make it either gooseneck or bumper...
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