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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-19-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By kmack
I read that to mean that the tow-balls are...

I read that to mean that the tow-balls are bigger...
That's funny! :D

TXBRASS, you keep on with your welding self! I like it!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-16-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,347
Posted By kmack
In for this build...

In for this build...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-14-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By kmack
Last year I ran across a guy selling a couple...

Last year I ran across a guy selling a couple pallets of used FRP panels - 1/16" thick & 4'x6' for $10/sheet. He was in Floresville.
Wafer-head Tek screws hold it in place and that stuff is...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-13-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By kmack
Pull the plugs out and put a little Marvel...

Pull the plugs out and put a little Marvel Mystery oil down the cylinders before you crank it over. The cylinders will be dry and you could score the piston rings with it sitting for so long. I'd...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-19-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 90,515
Posted By kmack
You could also build an open-sided box (3 sides...

You could also build an open-sided box (3 sides with a top) to cover the generator. The open side will allow for some air flow so it doesn't overheat. Then use some foam panels on the inside to...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-19-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By kmack
I've never had good luck with the "Goo Gone"...

I've never had good luck with the "Goo Gone" product on adhesive residue. Just my experience. I have however had extremely great experiences with "Goof-Off". But you have to be careful using it on...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-18-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,425
Posted By kmack
Consider it kind of like a hip or knee...

Consider it kind of like a hip or knee replacement. You're replacing the parts that don't work well anymore, but your still keeping the old body up and moving!

Can't wait to see it finished.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-16-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,113
Posted By kmack
You can find stuff online or you can just run up...

You can find stuff online or you can just run up the road to Northern Tool. They have trailer parts there that should fit. Another place you could try here in SA is Southwest Gooseneck off Gembler....
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-09-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,425
Posted By kmack
With enough time & money, anything can be grafted...

With enough time & money, anything can be grafted onto anything else. There's a guy in Australia working on putting a '48 Willys Pickup onto an '08 Grand Cherokee body pan and drive train (Hemi)....
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-01-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,193
Posted By kmack
That looks great!

That looks great!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-21-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,032
Posted By kmack
If you don't use it all and need someone to take...

If you don't use it all and need someone to take some of it off your hands, I'm in Austin on a fairly regular basis.
Just saying...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-24-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,793
Posted By kmack
Huh! Very informative! Thanks!

Huh! Very informative! Thanks!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-24-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,793
Posted By kmack
It's a 2002 Class C motorhome. Not sure what I...

It's a 2002 Class C motorhome. Not sure what I have up there other than I do know it's a rubber sheet of some sort. I'll look into it further. Thanks for the info!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-24-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,793
Posted By kmack
Interesting! I have fixed a couple leaks in our...

Interesting! I have fixed a couple leaks in our motorhome after we bought it years ago. Hadn't thought about something like this.

What do you figure is your actual coverage rate? Product says...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-24-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By kmack
Interested in opinions also.

Interested in opinions also.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-22-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,121
Posted By kmack
Nice! I had seen the tire/corn setup for a...

Nice!
I had seen the tire/corn setup for a trigger and really thought about using that initially. Glad to see it works well. We might try that on a 2nd setup later this year.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-20-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,121
Posted By kmack
Just following back up on your request... ...

Just following back up on your request...

3/32" cable holding the gate on an 800 lb-rated pulley. A little overkill, maybe, but it's what we had available!...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-20-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,720
Posted By kmack
That's pretty cool!

That's pretty cool!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-09-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,791
Posted By kmack
Wow! They've got some pretty good prices on...

Wow! They've got some pretty good prices on windows! I might have to rethink the plexi-glass sheets I'm using. I need thicker plexi-glass (to much bow/flex to seal correctly), but these windows...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-22-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,121
Posted By kmack
@Homer75, Thanks! I should have taken...

@Homer75, Thanks!


I should have taken some, but we were in a hurry to get going home (I was already running late and she was mad!).

But I got the idea from this link: Mississippi State Univ...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-20-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 33,708
Posted By kmack
I was thinking more along the lines of an...

I was thinking more along the lines of an old-school Detroit 2-stroke! Put into an old-school COE! That would be a fun project.

Great work on this Pete. Sure was a lot of work.
I miss...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-18-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,121
Posted By kmack
Picking up an older thread here, but wanted to...

Picking up an older thread here, but wanted to add a setup that we finished this past weekend.
...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-04-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,002
Posted By kmack
Final pics... Now just waiting to figure out...

Final pics...
Now just waiting to figure out which wall to hang it on! (Sharing links to the photos so it doesn't bog down the site server...)
...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-04-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,002
Posted By kmack
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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-01-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,002
Posted By kmack
Here are some more of the pics, one of which...

Here are some more of the pics, one of which shows the process of epoxying the skull plate down. I also included the game camera pic I plan to use. Plus a couple others from that morning of the...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-31-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,002
Posted By kmack
Euro-mount to honor my late-FIL...

Here is the progression of a euro mount Iíve been working on (off & on) for the better part of a year. This is to commemorate a hunt with my Father-n-law from 2010. Iím pretty much 95% done and just...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-19-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,157
Posted By kmack
Cool thread! We've built about 6 of these...

Cool thread!
We've built about 6 of these food-grade barrel feeders over the years. A few got left out in Leakey, but we still have two in Comfort.

50 gal plastic food barrels, winch/cable set...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-16-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,861
Posted By kmack
Very nice! I remember those early days! My...

Very nice!
I remember those early days! My daughter has moved up in her knowledge over the years......
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-16-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 923
Posted By kmack
I don't have the light you have, but I'm using...

I don't have the light you have, but I'm using the Moultrie Hog Feeder Light mounted on the bottom of my WildGame Innovations feeder. I have it wired directly to the 6V feeder battery which is fed...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-15-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,373
Posted By kmack
I hunt in Kerr County also (just outside Comfort)...

I hunt in Kerr County also (just outside Comfort) and there are tons of Axis just down the road from my lease. We see them all the time driving in. But do they ever come on our property? No! We can...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-10-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,961
Posted By kmack
My daughter is the only one in the house with...

My daughter is the only one in the house with Sperrys and she'd be pi**ed if I cannibalized them for the laces...unless I was going to use it for one of her mounts!
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-09-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,961
Posted By kmack
Thanks, I appreciate the compliment. It took me...

Thanks, I appreciate the compliment. It took me about 3 weeks to come up with the final look for the feathers and spurs. I wanted to use a leather strap for them but I just couldn't find exactly what...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-09-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,645
Posted By kmack
Final design completed.

Final design completed.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-09-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,961
Posted By kmack
Another update... I finally got my last two...

Another update...

I finally got my last two fans mounted. I think it turned out great! I only have a picture of one of them. The other is finished the same way so the only difference is the beard...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,176
Posted By kmack
;)b

;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-02-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,961
Posted By kmack
On these two, I didn't keep the 3rd mini fan that...

On these two, I didn't keep the 3rd mini fan that sits on top. It didn't look as good as on my first fan. Plus it tends to make the thickness of the fan a little bigger than I originally wanted. As I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-31-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,519
Posted By kmack
I hunt to carry on a tradition that I never...

I hunt to carry on a tradition that I never really got to enjoy with my Grandfather. He was an avid hunter, fisher, and golfer, but passed when I was 12. I got to do a lot of fishing with him and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-31-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,961
Posted By kmack
I scraped off all the meat off the tail plus I...

I scraped off all the meat off the tail plus I have salted/borax both sides of each fan. Also, these are at the apt I keep while I'm out working in the EagleFord. Not my main house!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-31-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,645
Posted By kmack
I've boiled one set of spurs and got the scales,...

I've boiled one set of spurs and got the scales, marrow, tendon all off. But they still look a little yellow and slightly greasy. I've had them back in the borax this past week to see what happens....
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-31-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 12,823
Posted By kmack
'71 Datsun 240Z - I had wanted one of these cars...

'71 Datsun 240Z - I had wanted one of these cars since my Dad sold his when I was little. Spent 8 years completely rebuilding it. Got laid off a couple times and eventually just quit driving it. Got...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-31-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,961
Posted By kmack
A little update on this old thread of mine... ...

A little update on this old thread of mine...

My first fan turned out pretty good. I used salt for about 2 weeks then 4 weeks with Borax. I like how it turned out but the mount is a little...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-31-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,645
Posted By kmack
Hey General, What exactly did you do to boil...

Hey General,
What exactly did you do to boil the spurs? Anything special added to the water? How long? Anything special to get them white like that?

I'm working on two birds that I got this past...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-08-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 31,582
Posted By kmack
Having turkeys roost right above your feeder on...

Having turkeys roost right above your feeder on Saturday night... Perfect!

Shooting 3 turkeys on Sunday morning... Awesome!!

Going turkey hunting with your daughter a few days before...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-21-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,249
Posted By kmack
Our little place in Comfort

My daughter and I hunt a friend's property in Comfort. It's only 200 acres, but I've been hunting this place since 2005. A good friend also got on the lease about 4 yrs ago. Between the two of us...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-04-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 708
Posted By kmack
We're looking to keep this under $100.

We're looking to keep this under $100.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-04-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 708
Posted By kmack
Questions about knives for my daughter

So the plan is to get my daughter a good hunting knife (or a set) for her Christmas present. She is 15 and has hunting with me since she was seven.

What I'm looking for is either a fixed blade or...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-28-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By kmack
Still stuck on a drilling rig site.... Only have...

Still stuck on a drilling rig site.... Only have whatever eats I packed with me (which isn't much).
Had the Thanksgiving dinner last weekend with family. At least I still have some frozen left...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-28-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,461
Posted By kmack
There's nothing like the smell of black powder in...

There's nothing like the smell of black powder in the morning!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,938
Posted By kmack
Bass Pro buys most of their mounts out of...

Bass Pro buys most of their mounts out of collections. Some, as stated previously, are collections that are on loan. Best bet would be to ask one of their managers. Preferably the General Manager. He...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-04-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,240
Posted By kmack
Charged 22 hrs yesterday, and gonna charge...

Charged 22 hrs yesterday, and gonna charge another 22 hrs for today plus holiday pay. I'm in the middle of a 3 week stretch in the oil field. No time off until after next week.
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