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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-04-2022, 11:13 AM
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Posted By goofiefoot
Thank you! :D

Thank you! :D
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-04-2022, 10:47 AM
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Posted By goofiefoot
I picked up some free mulberry wood destined for...

I picked up some free mulberry wood destined for a fireplace a while back, and have been anxious to do something with it. This past weekend I turned my first bowl on the lathe, and while I made a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-28-2022, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By goofiefoot
Oh yeah, I absolutely agree! We've been...

Oh yeah, I absolutely agree! We've been fortunate that these rentals have been a profitable investment over the years, and should continue to be - just less so if the tax game keeps getting played...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-28-2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By goofiefoot
2022 Property Tax Bills

I have 2 rental properties (read: not homesteaded), one in Austin, one in Cedar Park which were appraised in May during the peak of the bubble. Both appraisals were up 46% over 2021, yet were still...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-21-2022, 12:30 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 25,655
Posted By goofiefoot
I built a mobile workbench a few years ago,...

I built a mobile workbench a few years ago, before we moved and well before I built this workshop. It's served me well, and I use it every time I'm in the shop. It's never really clean (whose is?),...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-07-2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,567
Posted By goofiefoot
Yeah, I'm pretty comfortable sharing the "secret"...

Yeah, I'm pretty comfortable sharing the "secret" - they were also one of the broadheads that I saw recommended for crossbows:

QAD Exodus Crossbow Broadheads

Sounds like Fishndude sells them,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,650
Posted By goofiefoot
I'm re-reading Stephen King's THE STAND for the...

I'm re-reading Stephen King's THE STAND for the umpteenth time.

It's been a while, but seemed appropriate for the current situation.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,567
Posted By goofiefoot
Thanks! I find my deer like to have some ambient...

Thanks! I find my deer like to have some ambient music right before I pull the trigger. Does wonders for the meat quality. :D
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,567
Posted By goofiefoot
All good info! I'll reach out to him and see...

All good info! I'll reach out to him and see what he has to say. Thanks for the contact, Mountaineer!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,567
Posted By goofiefoot
Nice! Yes, the trigger could certainly be...

Nice! Yes, the trigger could certainly be improved. Does Rich provide drop-in replacements, or does he work on the mechanism within the bow itself?

Thanks for the reco on the broadheads, too. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,567
Posted By goofiefoot
Thanks, Fishndude! I'm always open to trying...

Thanks, Fishndude!

I'm always open to trying new things, and learning new tactics. With the accuracy and consistency of the crossbow, I can focus on trying different broadheads and weights to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,567
Posted By goofiefoot
Any issues with initial blood at impact? My...

Any issues with initial blood at impact? My thoughts were the speed of the arrow and the amount of muscle at the wounds. Once the blood trail began, it was really good.




Cute. This one's...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2022, 04:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,567
Posted By goofiefoot
Funny enough, I bought them from recommendations...

Funny enough, I bought them from recommendations on this forum. Other than the length and extra blade, they're similar to the Muzzys I've been using without complaint for years.

I'm open to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,567
Posted By goofiefoot
I realized I didn't mention much about the Slick...

I realized I didn't mention much about the Slick Tricks in the video. These are 4-blade, short-length, chisel-point broadheads, and shot like my field points, and like the 3-blade Muzzys I typically...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-03-2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,407
Posted By goofiefoot
Decided to try a crossbow this year and got it...

Decided to try a crossbow this year and got it done Saturday morning!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ojj3d3trw8i4tb5/crossbow%20doe%202022.jpg?raw=1

I shared some thoughts and a video on THIS THREAD...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-03-2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,567
Posted By goofiefoot
I tried something new and I liked it!

My dad and I lost our 400-acre lease this year, but got the opportunity to hunt a much smaller property in the same area. Given the small acreage and nearby residences, we will only be archery...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-30-2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 726
Posted By goofiefoot
We had a 10-foot-box pop up for a few years and...

We had a 10-foot-box pop up for a few years and loved it. We didn't use it like you're intending, but a few learnings:


Keep it as closed and covered as possible when not in use. We stored...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2022, 12:05 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,248
Posted By goofiefoot
I've been watching my parents' recent retirements...

I've been watching my parents' recent retirements closely, and I don't want to wait that long to get out of the workforce. They're enjoying life, but are running into some health and mobility issues...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-16-2022, 02:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,713
Posted By goofiefoot
I never understood why Ford thought wheel well...

I never understood why Ford thought wheel well liners should be an option, rather than standard. After adding my rear lift, it was really obvious that I needed some fit and finish. Luckily I got an...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-16-2022, 10:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 769
Posted By goofiefoot
I ran the Bakflip MX4 on my old truck for years. ...

I ran the Bakflip MX4 on my old truck for years. I had one warranty issue with it, and the customer service was awesome!

With my new truck, I discovered the Gator FX which is a rebranded MX4, a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,783
Posted By goofiefoot
Yes, you fill out a 1099 as part of the startup...

Yes, you fill out a 1099 as part of the startup process.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-06-2022, 04:13 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,221
Posted By goofiefoot
Congrats on being drawn. With either sex, you...

Congrats on being drawn. With either sex, you have more options.

Can we request the blind we want?

No, the staff will assign you one.

Which blind would be the best for Axis?

From...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 956
Posted By goofiefoot
I went with the Gator FX, which is the exact same...

I went with the Gator FX, which is the exact same as the Bakflip MX4 (which I had on my last truck). I love that it can fold all the way up against the cab if you need the full bed.
Same great...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-04-2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,713
Posted By goofiefoot
I bought mine with 55k miles, and it had mildly...

I bought mine with 55k miles, and it had mildly aggressive all-terrain tires in the stock size. I've not seen that good of mileage ever. Keep doing what you're doing!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-02-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,713
Posted By goofiefoot
A solid 15 around town and 16-17 highway.

A solid 15 around town and 16-17 highway.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-30-2022, 12:14 PM
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Posted By goofiefoot
My guess is porpoises. We picked her up in an...

My guess is porpoises. We picked her up in an area that is overrun with them. Typically when we get into a biting school, the dolphins are right there chasing them up to the boat, and waiting for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2022, 03:01 PM
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Posted By goofiefoot
My dad hooked up with a fat girl yesterday...

My dad hooked up with a fat girl yesterday morning (don't tell Mom). 23.5" - she was released and swam away strong!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/b11uixq1suefpg2/dads%2023%20inch%20trout.jpg?raw=1
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-29-2022, 12:16 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 25,655
Posted By goofiefoot
No, I'm in the country club on Henderson. ...

No, I'm in the country club on Henderson.




I'm just finishing up a lamp that I turned from an old cedar log. Lots of cool character in that wood.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-26-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 25,655
Posted By goofiefoot
Finally, I have the shop to a point where I can...

Finally, I have the shop to a point where I can get around to showing off some projects!

My wife started a new teaching position this year, and asked if I could make her a pointer for her...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-17-2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,679
Views: 104,078
Posted By goofiefoot
We had 26 points when we got drawn last year. We...

We had 26 points when we got drawn last year. We put in again for this year, just in case. Heck of a hunt! Good luck!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCA4MrDokJk
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-15-2022, 05:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,713
Posted By goofiefoot
Yessir! I'm loving them.

Yessir! I'm loving them.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-25-2022, 06:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,713
Posted By goofiefoot
I bought a boat a few weeks ago, and I'm loving...

I bought a boat a few weeks ago, and I'm loving it! Towing it around town, I found the front level kit I installed to clear the Raptor tires wasn't cutting it - too much squat in the rear. ...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-02-2022, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,014
Posted By goofiefoot
Wow, it's been forever since I updated on this,...

Wow, it's been forever since I updated on this, and a ton has happened. I finally got around to painting the exterior to match the house, and realized I hadn't updated the videos. Here's the final...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-29-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,682
Posted By goofiefoot
I do appreciate all the thoughts! I've witnessed...

I do appreciate all the thoughts! I've witnessed a boat swap ends and it doesn't look like a ride I want to take. I'm looking forward to spending some time on the water with it to learn how it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-29-2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,682
Posted By goofiefoot
That's interesting. We had it out on the bay in...

That's interesting. We had it out on the bay in pretty rough water and a good breeze last night and stayed nice and dry. From what I saw, unless there was a heavy cross breeze, it kept spray well...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-29-2022, 11:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,682
Posted By goofiefoot
Well, folks, I found my boat. Not exactly the...

Well, folks, I found my boat. Not exactly the direction I thought I'd go, but these weren't on my radar until I saw this one. I feel really good about the deal I made on it, and it leaves plenty in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-22-2022, 03:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,682
Posted By goofiefoot
Just an update that I am now actively looking for...

Just an update that I am now actively looking for a boat. With the feedback I received here, and research I've been doing along the way, I've updated my parameters:

Budget - up to $35k

Length...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-30-2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 25,655
Posted By goofiefoot
I finally got around to building my deck for the...

I finally got around to building my deck for the shop. With lumber prices finally starting to dip down, I grabbed some pressure treated wood and knocked this out in a couple days. I'm glad to have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-24-2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,682
Posted By goofiefoot
Thanks, snipermedic! Lots to consider there.

Thanks, snipermedic! Lots to consider there.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-23-2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,682
Posted By goofiefoot
All great questions. 1. I want to have...

All great questions.

1. I want to have flexibility to fish a larger array of spots than I currently have, either when going out by myself in my kayak, or going with my buddies with smaller...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-22-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,682
Posted By goofiefoot
Yeah, I've been seeing some decent looking deals...

Yeah, I've been seeing some decent looking deals not far outside my criteria, so I'm certainly open to being flexible on the right boat.




Understood, and I'm seeing that as I've been...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,682
Posted By goofiefoot
Oh that's cool, and they're based here in...

Oh that's cool, and they're based here in Rockport. I'll check them out if/when I need them.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,682
Posted By goofiefoot
Wow, that's a heck of a deal! A buddy has that...

Wow, that's a heck of a deal! A buddy has that Mako model, and it's a great little fisher.




Ok, thanks. I hadn't heard that, so good to watch for.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,682
Posted By goofiefoot
Good points, all around. I was a bit worried...

Good points, all around. I was a bit worried about the height issue, then I happened to drive by one of the boat storage places this morning and saw a guy pulling a t-topped boat out of a "mid-size"...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2022, 10:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,682
Posted By goofiefoot
No worries, I kinda expected some push back on my...

No worries, I kinda expected some push back on my wish list. I am certainly open to compromise on most of the specs, as long as I don't have to compromise ALL of them.




Yeah, I know what I'm...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,682
Posted By goofiefoot
Considering a used bay boat

I'd love some thoughts on what I'm currently considering, and welcome insight into things I may not have listed below.

We've been here in Rockport for 2 years now, and I'm really getting the itch...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-11-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 25,655
Posted By goofiefoot
I had a cool partnership opportunity come up with...

I had a cool partnership opportunity come up with Oneida Air Systems. One of their reps reached out after watching my dust collection cart video, and wanted me to take their newest Dust Deputy 2.5...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-06-2022, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1,629
Views: 125,792
Posted By goofiefoot
I thought I snagged the bottom, then the "bottom"...

I thought I snagged the bottom, then the "bottom" began to move.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q12fwsq6-FI
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-29-2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,297
Posted By goofiefoot
Awesome! I will definitely look into this!

Awesome! I will definitely look into this!
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-29-2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 11,897
Posted By goofiefoot
Well, kinda. I have 2 rental properties in...

Well, kinda.

I have 2 rental properties in the Austin area. Got them for a great price in 2012 and 2013. I price my rent at market value when I get new tenants. The problem is, you want to...
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