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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 11:56 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,280
Posted By Draco
Take a little propane torch and go over them to...

Take a little propane torch and go over them to sear the stickers off before you pick them. You don't even need gloves.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,118
Posted By Draco
I've found a source for rice from a test mill and...

I've found a source for rice from a test mill and a guy on my lease picks it up close to his house and brings it to me. It's free and they love it. Other than that, they are free range and get a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2021, 11:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,153
Posted By Draco
OK, here you go, Use $' flat strap for the cross...

OK, here you go, Use $' flat strap for the cross frame bed supports, Wed flat strap to the bottom and you can have drawers between the deck supports down both sides of the bed. Over 20 cubic feet of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,418
Posted By Draco
When I had my little altercation with a rabied...

When I had my little altercation with a rabied animal, the doctor told me I had 44 days to start the shots. Asked if I had washed my hands after. She said rabies is one of the most fragile of all...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-13-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,011
Posted By Draco
Watching some body else build your building. ...

Watching some body else build your building.

You need to stop by and check the house out. I'd like your opinion on a couple things.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,011
Posted By Draco
You can save money with the weld up if your...

You can save money with the weld up if your length runs in 25' increments. Your 60' building will have the same # of rafters as a 75' building has. That means the welding labor will be exactly the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,011
Posted By Draco
Most city codes will let you do either but the...

Most city codes will let you do either but the weld up has to be welded by a certified structural weldor.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,011
Posted By Draco
Neither one is ag exempt unless you are from a...

Neither one is ag exempt unless you are from a county that doesn't know any better.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-08-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,024
Posted By Draco
No slab needed but a very level pad site with...

No slab needed but a very level pad site with several inches of pea gravel or course sand would work well. Remember to plot your roof washer system to collect the first 5 minutes of water into so the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-26-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 525
Posted By Draco
Put a regular, gell cell car battery on it, not a...

Put a regular, gell cell car battery on it, not a deep cycle. Deep cycles are meant to be drained, then charged back up. A regular battery is meant to be charged more with out being drained, like...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-26-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By Draco
It's really that we just don't like you any more.

It's really that we just don't like you any more.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-26-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By Draco
I really don't think you know what slow is. My...

I really don't think you know what slow is. My long bow shoots 170 fps and I can't even remember the last time an animal ducked the arrow. It's not speed, it's knowing when to shoot and having a bow...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-22-2021, 11:26 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,046
Posted By Draco
[quote=wilded;15828198] Dangit, and I'm not...

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Dangit, and I'm not Catholic.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-22-2021, 12:05 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,046
Posted By Draco
Try a Storm's breakfast taco. It's huge and...

Try a Storm's breakfast taco. It's huge and tastes good but not Mexican style.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-21-2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,651
Posted By Draco
There's nothing wrong with that...

There's nothing wrong with that pig.............................because it's dead. Perfect pig.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2021, 11:41 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,046
Posted By Draco
I ate at the one in Lampasas a couple days ago....

I ate at the one in Lampasas a couple days ago. The food is just bland, hardly any taste. Not bad but definitely not good. Service was excellent though. Spicy ketchup was still great though.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-19-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,863
Posted By Draco
You're comparing private land hunting with public...

You're comparing private land hunting with public land hunting. Not the same thing at all, much easier to stay separated and you know every one you are hunting around.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-16-2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By Draco
They were good, dependable guns. The M39 was it's...

They were good, dependable guns. The M39 was it's predecessor but was a single stack. The only complaints I ever heard was the grip was too big and some of them had a heavy double action pull
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-16-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By Draco
The Big Wooden Beam Light

Finally finished the wooden beam light that will hang over the dining table. It is 11" wide x 6" think x 6'6" long. It hangs down 5' from a vaulted ceiling in it's final spot. Even with taking out...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-15-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,017
Posted By Draco
I'm with the work at a shop crowd as well. I've...

I'm with the work at a shop crowd as well. I've had a fabrication business for 40 years and the last person I would hire is a oil field guy. They are all great weldors but can't build any thing. In a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-15-2021, 12:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 815
Posted By Draco
If you throw a rag in it with just a few drops of...

If you throw a rag in it with just a few drops of diesel on it then the weevils won't get in it or if they are then they will leave.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,389
Posted By Draco
You're a school teacher, aren't you?

You're a school teacher, aren't you?
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2021, 11:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By Draco
Not a fancy knife at all and I hate fancy knives....

Not a fancy knife at all and I hate fancy knives. It's a classy knife and I like that. Classy and beautiful.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,176
Posted By Draco
The electric is easier to add than the gas....

The electric is easier to add than the gas. Running wire is much cheaper than running pipe and no vent is needed. I put mine in our last house, under the bathroom sink after the house was built.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2021, 12:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By Draco
I used a grounding clamp for grounding to a 1...

I used a grounding clamp for grounding to a 1 1/2" pipe. I think they were $1.89. I've used them for the front light bar, interior lights, back lights and rear view mirror.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 992
Posted By Draco
My son had 5 of them, It seemed there was always...

My son had 5 of them, It seemed there was always 2 of them sent back so he bought 2 more. Out of those 7 cameras there is only 1 working right now, right before season starts. I will never buy any...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2021, 11:52 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,186
Posted By Draco
Yeah, OLD and retired. Every time I see him, he's...

Yeah, OLD and retired. Every time I see him, he's hurting some where. I keep telling him to take up yoga but he won't listen.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2021, 11:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By Draco
My time is getting close as well. I don't need...

My time is getting close as well. I don't need fancy, I need tough.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2021, 11:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,176
Posted By Draco
You must be a computer guy. They are dead simple...

You must be a computer guy. They are dead simple in design. If you have a problem, it's probably a metering wire and you can change that your self.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2021, 11:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,176
Posted By Draco
People keep saying this but I've used electric...

People keep saying this but I've used electric for close to 30 years in multiple houses with no problems and very low electric bills. Yeah, they have 2 40 amp breakers but both heating banks are...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,546
Posted By Draco
That may be my wife's #1 peeve. We gave our home...

That may be my wife's #1 peeve. We gave our home builder's son a large box of salmon flies as he was just getting started into fly fishing and was going to spend the summer in Alaska. He not only...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2021, 12:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,602
Posted By Draco
There is a circle and thrower is in the middle...

There is a circle and thrower is in the middle behind a barrier. He throws the bird up and it takes off in any direction, usually fluttering erratically. The bird must fall inside the circle to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2021, 12:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,310
Posted By Draco
Hello Mr. Catfish, is any one home?

Hello Mr. Catfish, is any one home?
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2021, 12:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By Draco
I have them on my welding rig and they have...

I have them on my welding rig and they have helped tremendously. It is always loaded so I don't know how well it hurts the unloaded ride.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2021, 12:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 903
Posted By Draco
Look at Bonsai tree culture. The same techniques,...

Look at Bonsai tree culture. The same techniques, but larger scale' will work to straighten those trees with out a lot of work.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2021, 12:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,445
Posted By Draco
Good on you. It's real archery and you're doing...

Good on you. It's real archery and you're doing it great.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By Draco
Buffalo gourd.

Buffalo gourd.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,174
Posted By Draco
Did he even check jis main breaker to see if it's...

Did he even check jis main breaker to see if it's blown?
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,786
Posted By Draco
I had a slab poured last August that was 40x75...

I had a slab poured last August that was 40x75 for my shop. No water or electricity yet and it was 100 degrees. I knew it would have cracks. Not a crack, not even a hairline crack, best slab I've...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-03-2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By Draco
Yes and it sticks to what you put it on much...

Yes and it sticks to what you put it on much better as well. You will have to shave it off with a razor blade.

One other thing to consider with the metal roof. It's a good idea to ground it. Run...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-03-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By Draco
Newer fasteners last many times longer than older...

Newer fasteners last many times longer than older types. The screws don't have washers but cupped part that is made on the screw head. The cup part completely covers the rubber gasket and they last...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-01-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By Draco
I made them out of 1 1/2x 1/4 flat strap. Not...

I made them out of 1 1/2x 1/4 flat strap. Not hard at all. None of it was very difficult or I wouldn't have been able to do it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-31-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,085
Posted By Draco
Not around me it would'nt.

Not around me it would'nt.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-31-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By Draco
I used a circular saw to cut a bunch of times and...

I used a circular saw to cut a bunch of times and then used a 4 1/2" grinder with a disc for grinding on wood. It went really quick.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-30-2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By Draco
Wooden Beam Light

My wife was recently on that most evil of sites, Pinterest, and saw a light fixture that was "perfect" to go over the dining room table in the house we are building. She asked if I could build it and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-28-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,848
Posted By Draco
If any body says any thing bad about Chew, it's...

If any body says any thing bad about Chew, it's automatically not true as far as I'm concerned. Some just don't realize what a fine man he is. (His sense of humor is twisted though)

In 2010 my FiL...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-28-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,491
Posted By Draco
Here's a picture of my GG Grandfather on my Mom's...

Here's a picture of my GG Grandfather on my Mom's side toting a couple Navy Colts.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2021, 12:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,319
Posted By Draco
Get him David. Now I know why you wouldn't give...

Get him David. Now I know why you wouldn't give me directions to your place.

Still no more progress on the house.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-25-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,189
Posted By Draco
If you need any thing while you are down just let...

If you need any thing while you are down just let me know Kirby.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-25-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By Draco
If you need to borrow one while yours is down...

If you need to borrow one while yours is down just let me know. I'm right outside Lampasas.
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