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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 07, 2019, 09:30:30 PM »
I was out of smoked chicken, so i brined up 4 birds (probably 20lbs worth).

Also, when i was at the store this morning getting some texas toast for french toast, i saw some jimmy dean sausage that had bacon mixed in with it.....

I figured why not....i havent made fatties in a long time and was out of the freezer stock.

Construction and Building / Re: A box
« on: April 07, 2019, 12:40:51 AM »
You could put your weed in there.
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Please refrain from comments such as this

Food Preparation and Cooking Techniques / Re: Calling Bobby....
« on: April 06, 2019, 11:46:53 PM »
I have found a new to me true mexican hot sauce that is soo much better than tapatio or the other mass produced ones in the us...

I could literally replace red enchilada sauce with this stuff, and this is just the mild version.

Charles, this should be really easy for you, ken, turner and who ever else lives along the border down there.

Construction and Building / A box
« on: April 06, 2019, 11:35:25 PM »
I made/have a box.......i wonder what im going to do with it / put in it :popcorn:

CIEMR / Re: So I needed to share
« on: April 05, 2019, 10:09:27 AM »

You know you’re wanting to censor me.....  :tongue:

not at all, I am just contemplating.

CIEMR / Re: So I needed to share
« on: April 04, 2019, 11:39:18 PM »

Oh yeah, that one was pretty funny.  Dude just wouldn't let go, and then litterally belly/face flopped.... :facepalm:


D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 02, 2019, 10:10:45 AM »
from Wikipedia:

Physical characteristics

The Pacific halibut is the world's largest flatfish.[5] The IGFA record was apparently broken off the waters of Norway in July 2013 by a 515-pound 8.6 foot fish. This was awaiting certification as of 2013.[6] In July 2014, a 482-pound Pacific halibut was caught in Glacier Bay, Alaska; this is, however, discounted from records because the halibut was shot and harpooned before being hauled aboard.[7]

Halibut are dark brown on the top side with an off-white underbelly and have very small scales invisible to the naked eye embedded in their skin.[8] Halibut are symmetrical at birth with one eye on each side of the head. Then, about six months later, during larval metamorphosis one eye migrates to the other side of the head. The eyes are permanently set once the skull is fully ossified. [9] At the same time, the stationary-eyed side darkens to match the top side, while the other side remains white. This color scheme disguises halibut from above (blending with the ocean floor) and from below (blending into the light from the sky) and is known as countershading.

Faith Discussion / Re: can you do anythingwith this and the following
« on: April 02, 2019, 09:07:15 AM »
what is the question you are asking dooley?

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 01, 2019, 10:13:28 PM »
Halibut start out as normal fish then over time their head grows to one side of their bodys

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 01, 2019, 09:58:30 PM »
Think those are wierd.....wait till you catch a halibut.

Share Your Recipe / Re: The truth has been revealed.......
« on: March 31, 2019, 02:01:49 PM »
I had rat prepared similarly to that before, but served on a stick :beercheers:

Share Your Recipe / The truth has been revealed.......
« on: March 31, 2019, 01:59:00 PM »

Share Your Recipe / Re: What's for breakfast.
« on: March 31, 2019, 01:56:48 PM »
Some eggs benedict over cheddar and jalapeno sourdough bread....(its sooo much better than a boring ol english muffin)!

Alright I'll have an order of that with some coffee and orange juice.

Just let me know what date you would like a reservation for... :beercheers:

Share Your Recipe / Re: What's for breakfast.
« on: March 31, 2019, 01:42:33 PM »
Some eggs benedict over cheddar and jalapeno sourdough bread....(its sooo much better than a boring ol english muffin)!

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 29, 2019, 10:38:00 PM »
This tells me 2 things.

1. This says the wall is completely toast and needs to be replaced.

2. If this happened this close to the garage, i wonder what it did to the foundation walls of the garage?

Faith Discussion / Breast cancer
« on: March 29, 2019, 07:53:54 PM »
Folks, an immediate member of the family (wendys sister in law) has just been given some bad news. 

Can you give her some prayers please.

The following link provides the back story, and if you feel moved enough there is also an option to buy a shirt.


Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: March 28, 2019, 08:31:17 PM »
I made some shrimp alfredo for dinner. 

The shrimp was cooked with the bacon bits.

And this is the only picture that ill post.....just cause its bacon  :beercheers:

General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: 1986 K5 Blazer
« on: March 27, 2019, 02:57:39 PM »

General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: 1986 K5 Blazer
« on: March 27, 2019, 10:39:23 AM »
do you have pics of this wrecked truck?

and what is currently wrong with the blazer as it sits now?

Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: March 27, 2019, 09:13:51 AM »
used as long period storage coolers.. the hefty ones make sense (i can’t recall exactly which brand you got..) but ppl kill me when they go get a $300 yeti to bring beer to a concert bc it ‘holds ice for a week!’ like.. use a $20 walmart cooler you don’t mind getting sand in if you’re opening the thing every 2 min. hahah

but this makes too much sense to those people..... :facepalm:

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 26, 2019, 10:08:05 PM »
Take care of the knee Charles.

I’m currently sitting waiting on a train.
I have a buddies skidoo from up North to return to him.
Long story longer it didn’t get pulled off in Churchill like it was supposed to.
Now it’s going back again.

I have a brandly spanker coming south on the return.
Got tired of my old stuff being old...

Speaking of sam, hows the hound and all of her knee surgeries?

Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: March 25, 2019, 09:10:47 PM »
Some homemade pulled pork ramen.... :beercheers:

Construction and Building / Re: Bookshelf
« on: March 25, 2019, 07:51:40 AM »
I am betting shop time would be closer to 100 than 50 per hour

We are about 75 per hour on per hr jobs

i stand corrected then

Construction and Building / Re: Bookshelf
« on: March 24, 2019, 11:11:57 PM »
Don’t forget your hours of labor

keep in mind that I am not selling this. 

I have roughly 6 hours of physically touching things. 

Please show me an example of an industry standard where something like this can be charged at $50 an hour?

Construction and Building / Re: Bookshelf
« on: March 24, 2019, 10:56:27 PM »
Thems alot of books, you readem all or are those the better halves?  :tongue:

Giving you crap aside nice job....  :likebutton:

Looks good, we though about doing a whole wall of that type of setup.  I like it. Wife doesn’t so much

Nate, I should have you come over and build the curtain rod set up for the boat. Nice work!!

guys, while you were reading i posted the materials and cost sheet

Construction and Building / Re: Bookshelf
« on: March 24, 2019, 10:41:05 PM »
I will post a picture of the shelves that these will replace, and I will also post a picture of this one once it gets put into place.

here is the materials list and the cost.

WOOD                 2” X 12” X 8’                  = $9.58EA       X 3 =       $28.74
PIPE                    ½” X 1.5”                       = $0.58EA           X 4 =    $2.32
PIPE                    ½” X 12”                      = $2.58EA     X 12 =   $30.96
PIPE                    ½” X 18”                      = $4.79EA     X 4 =   $19.16
PIPE                    ½” FLOOR FLANGE            = $2.70EA           X 44 =   $118.80
BOLTS            ¼” X 2.5” 100 CT BOX    = $17.00EA   1 BX =    $17.00
NUTS                    ¼” 25 CT BAG              = $1.62EA      X 4 =    $6.48
FLAT WASHERS         ¼” 25 CT BAG              = $2.71EA           X 4 =    $21.68
LOCK WASHERS         ¼” 25 CT BAG      = $3.69EA   X 4 =    $14.76
BLACK SPRAY PAINT      SPRAY CAN      = $5.28EA   X 2 =    $10.56
STAIN            1 QT CAN      = $7.96EA   X 1 =   $7.96
POLYCRYLIC         1 QT CAN      = $17.96EA   X 1 =    $17.96
DISPOSABLE PAINT BRUSH   1 BRUSH      = $1.48EA   X 4 =   $5.92
SAND PAPER 320 GRIT      1 PKG (5 count)      = $7.96EA   X 1 =   $7.96
TOTAL                              $310.26
TAX ( @ 7%)                           $21.72
GRAND TOTAL                           $331.97         

Construction and Building / Re: Bookshelf
« on: March 24, 2019, 10:09:21 PM »
the next 6 pictures show the shelf completed.

on the last picture, you can see that I ground off and made smooth the undersides of the nuts and bolts to prevent the length of showing bolt to scratch something or someone.

Construction and Building / Re: Bookshelf
« on: March 24, 2019, 10:00:12 PM »
the first picture shows all of the wood with the 2 coats of stain.

the second picture shows the wood with the second coat of polycrylic drying.

between each coat of stain and poly the wood was given a quick sanding with 320 to ensure good penetration of stain and a nice smooth (as a babys hinney) finish of the poly.

Construction and Building / Re: Bookshelf
« on: March 24, 2019, 09:55:05 PM »
here everything has been sanded with 80, then 220 and have received the first coat of stain on 1 side and 3 edges.

Construction and Building / Re: Bookshelf
« on: March 24, 2019, 09:50:58 PM »
The finished dimensions of this bookshelf will be 64" high X 11.50" wide X 48" long and it will have 5 shelves.  It is built so that I can add a 6th shelf very easily.

I started off by cutting the 2x12x8's to 48 inches.  2 of the pieces split on me, but one of them I was able to put some glue in the split and clamp it back together. (also kind of the reason why I went with 5 shelves instead of 6... :facepalm:)

Then I made a little template that I can use to make my drill holes straight and identical to all of the shelf pieces.  I positioned the template and clamped it down.  after I made 2 drill holes, I tapped a bolt thru on each corner to prevent the template from shifting on accident.

Construction and Building / Re: Bookshelf
« on: March 24, 2019, 09:35:08 PM »
So me being the "your smoking crack and I can do it cheaper and better than that" kind of person, I set out to prove my point!

So I went to the local big box hardware store and picked up all of the stuff needed to construct and finish at least 1 of these for now.  I will post a materials list along with prices and total on the last post.

Construction and Building / Bookshelf
« on: March 24, 2019, 09:21:21 PM »
So Wendy and I have been trying to find some true heavy duty, real wood, solid bookshelves for some time now.  Everything we have seen posted on the internet that fits these must haves has either been "YOUR MUST BE OUT OF YOUR CRACKED OUT MIND" expensive or are made of particle board.

Well, all of that changed when i came across this version of a bookshelf that fits almost exactly what we were looking for.  Keep in mind that the person trying to sell this was asking like $600+ dollars for this cobbled together piece of garbage that would not be sturdy at all.   

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 23, 2019, 08:33:17 PM »
Looks good. 

Who do you get to help you take that thing on and off all the time?  Also, where/how do you store that when not on your truck?

We have these at the cabinet shop.   I like them well enough


Yeah i looked at those as well, they just dont have a focused enough flow of air for my liking.

:likebutton: Nate, good job with that slight bend. I can say from experience when the boys need a dose of summer hillbilly air conditioning that bend will help, especially if you keep a garage over your tool!  :tongue:

That may or may not have happened in the past..... :beercheers:

Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / new air compressor blow gun
« on: March 23, 2019, 06:21:36 PM »
so about 4 years ago, a guy that was getting stationed in Germany sold me his little central pukematic air compressor and a few tools that came with it.  one of them being the little black plastic blow gun from harbor freight (their like $3.99 new).

well shortly after I got it, the little brass end that's just pushed into the plastic that you screw the fitting to literally blew out of the bottom of the blow gun.  so I mixed up some sort of plastic repair resin that I had and pushed it back into its place, gave it a day or 2 to cure and moved on with my life.  it worked the rest of the time that I had that compressor (I sold the compressor when I retired from the army and moved to Washington).

well fast forward to a week ago, and that little plastic piece of crap blew out the fitting again from the bottom of the gun...(and this was running that little old and cheap green compressor that I got about a year ago).  I went to lowes, home depot, menards, ace hardware, etc and all of them had either a piece of crap plastic one like I just threw away or that standard thumb operated one. 

they were all garbage!

well I sucked up my pride and went over to harbor chinaman junk, and ill be danged if they didn't have a nice all metal pistol grip style blow gun kit with 3 nozzles of different lengths for $5.99!  I actually bought 2 of them, 1 to use and the other as a spare just in case.

to top off my luck (if you want to call it that) I even got to use a tool that I bought 20 years ago when I was stationed in germany.  the whole reason I got this little tubing bender was because there was a possibility I would have had to replace some hard break lines on an 87 K5 blazer I bought from a soldier who was getting stationed back stateside.  so I put just a slight bend in 1 of the short 4-5" nozzles.

so all in all, this little $5.99 blow gun kit from harbor chinaman junk seems pretty legit, well see how well it holds up over time.


Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 22, 2019, 11:19:56 PM »
What kind of garbage is that?.....what is their reasoning for having the customer call and special order diodes and mini wiring harness.....after they already paid for what is marketed as a complete kit?

Or did i miss something?

« on: March 22, 2019, 09:20:43 PM »
this is really good, and I have made it several times so far.

PREP TIME: 35 mins         COOK TIME: 35 mins         BRINE: 12 hrs
TOTAL TIME: 13 hrs 10 mins
- 5 pounds Whole fryer chicken cut up into 8 pieces skin on          -1 QT Buttermilk to brine chicken
- 1/2 cup Tabasco sauce or more                   -1 tablespoon Kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon Annatto Oil optional for color

- 1 tablespoon Onion powder       - 1 tablespoon Cayenne pepper       - 1 tablespoon Paprika
- 1 tablespoon Sugar          - 1 tablespoon Black pepper       - 1/2 tablespoon Kosher salt
- 3 teaspoons Dry mustard       - 1 teaspoon Cumin          - 1 teaspoon Accent (MSG)
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric

- 3 cups All-purpose flour       - 1/2 cup Cornstarch          - 1 teaspoon Baking soda
- 1/2 Spice mixture from above list

- 4 large eggs lightly beaten       - 3 tablespoons water          - 1/4 tablespoon Cayenne pepper
- Oil for frying

1. In a large plastic bowl with a tight-fitting lid or a zip-lock bag, combine all chicken brine liquid ingredients and whisk together.  Add the cut-up pieces of whole chicken making sure to completely submerge the chicken in the brine mixture.  Seal and refrigerate for 12 hours or overnight for the best results.

2. Pour off the chicken brine and shake off excess brine from the chicken.  Do not rinse the chicken.

3. In a small bowl combine all the spice mixture ingredients together.  Generously season both sides of the cut-up whole chicken.  Reserve half of the seasoning.

4. Combine batter mixture ingredients into a large paper bag or zip-lock bag and give it a shake to mix.  Add the brined and seasoned chicken to the bag, close tightly and shake gently to coat the brined chicken.  Remove the chicken from the bag while shaking off excess coating and set batter mixture aside for after a second coating of the chicken.

5. In a medium dish, whisk eggs, cayenne pepper and water together and then dunk each piece of the coated chicken into the egg mixture and then place chicken back into the bag and then shake gently to coat the chicken a second time.

6. Remove chicken from the bag and place on a non-stick baking sheet.  Refrigerate for about 1 hour to dry the batter, trust me it becomes so much more crispy after doing this.

7. In a cast iron dutch oven, heat oil to 350 deg and fry chicken until golden brown (approx. 4-7 minutes).  Be sure the chicken is completely covered with oil.  Do not overcrowd the dutch oven.  If need be, make in batches.

8. The meat's internal temperature; it should read 165 degrees when done.

9. Once the chicken is done, remove from dutch oven and place on a sheet pan with a wire rack or a sheet pan lined with paper towel.  The wire rack method will give the chicken a crispier texture because it allows the grease to drip away from the coating.

Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: March 22, 2019, 09:15:57 PM »
so what your saying is that your about to stroke a check and get the shower finished?

Share Your Recipe / easy dorito pie
« on: March 22, 2019, 12:54:21 PM »
this is pretty easy to make and pretty filling as well. 

COURSE: dinner          CUISINE: american          KEYWORD: doritos pie
PREP TIME: 20 minutes      COOK TIME: 20-30 minutes   TOTAL TIME: 40-50 minutes
SERVINGS: 6 servings      CALORIES: 1069 kcal

- 1 lb lean ground beef                  - 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
- 1 package taco seasoning                  - 3 cups crushed doritos divided
- 1/2 cup water                     - 1/4 cup salsa
- 1 can crescent roll dough                  - 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1 cup sour cream                      - *SEE NOTE 1*

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Brown ground beef over medium heat until no pink remains.  Drain any fat.

3. Stir in taco seasoning and water and simmer until thickened (about 5 minutes).

4. Spray a 9" pie dish (9x13 dish?) with nonstick cooking spray.  Separate the crescent dough into triangles and line the pie     pan placing the points towards the center of the dish.  Press the seams to seal. *NOTE 2*

5. Sprinkle 1 1/2 cups of crushed doritos onto the crescent crust. Top with ground beef.

6. Combine sour cream & salsa.  Spread over the ground beef layer. 

7. Top with cheese and remaining doritos.  Drizzle with melted butter.

8. Bake 20 minutes or until the crescent crust is golden brown.

NUTRITION FACTS: (based on original recipe, but not with additional igredients)
Calories 1069             Calories from fat 567         Total fat 63g - 97%      
Saturated fat 22g - 110%      Cholesterol 103mg 34%      Sodium 1820mg 76%
Potassium 643mg 18%      Total carbohydrates 93g 31%      Dietary fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 10g            Protein 32g 64%         Vitamin a 24.4%
Vitamin c 3.9%         Calcium 37%            Iron 23.3%

1. alternative/additional ingredient additions; finely diced red&green bell peppers, corn, black beans, jalapenos, finely diced onions, etc, whatever you think would go with a mexican type flavor and add a little more substance to the dish.

2. If you choose to go with this type of cooking vessel, the middle will still have raw dough.  This is due to the overlapping of all the dough points.  For this reason, I have recommend using a 9x13 casserole dish and possibly bumping the cook time up to 30 minutes instead of the 20 (just keep an eye on the bottom dough so it dosent burn.).

link to original recipe:  https://centslessdeals.com/dorito-pie-recipe/

also attached is a printable copy of the recipe

Faith Discussion / Re: Hate
« on: March 21, 2019, 10:46:29 AM »

Faith Discussion / Re: Hate
« on: March 20, 2019, 10:38:04 PM »
I need to know what episode so i can post the correct youtube link please

Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban Bumpers
« on: March 20, 2019, 10:35:21 PM »
I believe Line x is still the best looking option, even after they had to redo mine after not doing it right the first time (but that wasn't the product's fault). If they do it in color, they mix auto paint into a clear base (instead of black), then spray the outside layer with the same paint so it "soaks" into the outer layer. Mine is matched to the truck, and is still perfect after about 5 years of Az sun, and hauling quite a bit in the bed.
...100 times better than Raptor I might add.
... and the Black option now comes standard with UV protection, without painting it. ..like Tex said.
They can texture it anyway you want, by holding the spray gun at different distances.

Did you match the duramax or the old squarebody?

CIEMR / Re: Seriously, What is it with these Democrats???
« on: March 20, 2019, 10:50:22 AM »
and probably went to get little Robert O'Rourke out of and keep him out of prison... :facepalm:

Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: March 19, 2019, 08:04:44 PM »
Lol....thats awesome

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 19, 2019, 01:36:41 PM »

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 19, 2019, 12:16:53 PM »
Bet that was fun.

Oh and for bodies, deep moving water is great. Barrel, a few holes with weight.

Speaking from experience jr..... :popcorn:

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