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  1. Where my Whiteboard strip is going. James, Jul 29, 2015
    1. Guesses. Machtyn, Jul 30, 2015
      1. Pretty good.... James, Jul 30, 2015
  2. "Paincheck"?. CF, Jul 29, 2015
    1. Ref: Yes, you have pain.. Bruce Bergman, Jul 29, 2015
      1. Re: Ref: Yes, you have pain.. sstabeler, Jul 29, 2015
        1. Return to sender; invalid mailing address. [EOM]. Gaz Wilmbroke, Jul 29, 2015
          1. (plink) Sure, here ya go! Tick - Tick - BLOOSH! (nt). Bruce Bergman, Jul 30, 2015
  3. anyone see this electric bike that went poof. smorizio, Jul 28, 2015
    1. LiPo Batteries. Greyryder, Jul 28, 2015
    2. it happens.... sniper1rfa, Jul 31, 2015
  4. Y'know those earthquakes...?. Doc Nickel, Jul 28, 2015
    1. happened here on the east cost last year. smorizio, Jul 28, 2015
    2. All Quiet Here. Flying Wrench, Jul 28, 2015
    3. Never felt one, thankfully. [EOM]. Gaz Wilmbroke, Jul 28, 2015
    4. Over in Korea. Shook me out of bed but that was all. n/t. eddi, Jul 28, 2015
    5. Back in i think 08 i was in Japan when an earthquake hit. FireFrenzy, Jul 29, 2015
    6. Re: Y'know those earthquakes...?. Shadowydreamer, Jul 29, 2015
    7. Nothing that big. Dave H, Jul 29, 2015
    8. Living in SoCal.... James, Jul 29, 2015
  5. I Took your advice Doc on the thread mill.. Newmaticarsenal@yahoo.com, Jul 26, 2015
    1. Impressive!. Doc Nickel, Jul 27, 2015
      1. Thanks. Newmaticarsenal@yahoo.com, Jul 27, 2015
  6. Training help. GruntDoc, Jul 25, 2015
    1. help. smorizio, Jul 26, 2015
    2. [cracks knuckles]. Doc Nickel, Jul 26, 2015
    3. Career in which industry?. Snowtroll, Jul 28, 2015
      1. Mechanical with a side in pneumatic .... B, Jul 28, 2015
        1. Oh I don't know. Dave H, Jul 28, 2015
          1. I was thinking more of.... Snowtroll, Jul 29, 2015
    4. Thanks. GruntDoc, Jul 30, 2015
  7. SWAT Kats Fans Here?. Katy, Jul 23, 2015
    1. Am fan hope for the best. FireFrenzy, Jul 24, 2015
      1. OMG. Katy, Jul 24, 2015
    2. I'd like to donate, but.... Snowtroll, Jul 24, 2015
      1. It's fine. Katy, Jul 24, 2015
    3. What's a Swat Cat?. Doc Nickel, Jul 25, 2015
      1. It would be new for you. Katy, Jul 25, 2015
      2. Because most new stuff sucks?. Snowtroll, Jul 25, 2015
        1. Hey, Syfy's trying!. Dave H, Jul 25, 2015
          1. Hey. Katy, Jul 25, 2015
            1. Sorry.... Dave H, Jul 25, 2015
              1. Yeah. Katy, Jul 25, 2015
  8. Wednesday's TWB?. Doc Nickel, Jul 23, 2015
    1. on the last pannel. smorizio, Jul 23, 2015
      1. May as well take it all the way.... Gaz Wilmbroke, Jul 23, 2015
        1. Using Google Traslate, I take it? :P. The J.A.M., Jul 24, 2015
          1. Had to, I only know one Spanish phrase.. Gaz Wilmbroke, Jul 24, 2015
            1. Ugh.... The J.A.M., Jul 24, 2015
              1. Not in Texas!. Gaz Wilmbroke, Jul 24, 2015
        2. And one of the characters saying.... CF, Jul 24, 2015
  9. Sometimes you just gotta make do.... Doc Nickel, Jul 23, 2015
    1. "for science" might be the best descriptor ever. FireFrenzy, Jul 24, 2015
  10. The 90-Minute Storage Tray. Doc Nickel, Jul 20, 2015
    1. Looks good.. Snowtroll, Jul 21, 2015
    2. And how many of the 90 minutes..... SquirllyOH, Jul 22, 2015
      1. Almost all of them.. Doc Nickel, Jul 23, 2015
  11. Paintball in the movies, revisited. Doc Nickel, Jul 20, 2015
    1. And one other:. Doc Nickel, Jul 20, 2015
      1. Re: And one other:. Anonymous Coward, Jul 20, 2015
        1. In the movie.... Doc Nickel, Jul 20, 2015
          1. Re: In the movie.... OlPaint, Jul 21, 2015
            1. Thank you!. Doc Nickel, Jul 21, 2015
              1. Re: Thank you!. OlPaint, Jul 22, 2015
    2. No Time Like the Present movie. Machtyn, Jul 20, 2015
      1. Huh.... Doc Nickel, Jul 20, 2015
    3. Another one for your list.. Chris Mader, Jul 20, 2015
      1. Cool!. Doc Nickel, Jul 20, 2015
        1. That was the only shot.. Chris Mader, Jul 21, 2015
    4. Updated.... Doc Nickel, Jul 25, 2015
  12. I think you all might like this image.... FireFrenzy, Jul 19, 2015
    1. purdy.... tmk, Jul 19, 2015
      1. you have the same info as me.. FireFrenzy, Jul 20, 2015
  13. It's been a while since I made one of these.... Doc Nickel, Jul 19, 2015
    1. wouldnt "drop down". FireFrenzy, Jul 19, 2015
      1. That's not a drop forward.. Chris Mader, Jul 19, 2015
        1. Exactly.... Doc Nickel, Jul 19, 2015
          1. Very cool. Pitaman, Jul 19, 2015
  14. On the subject of "rounds". Robert L Martin, Jul 18, 2015
    1. Re: On the subject of "rounds". Shadowydreamer, Jul 18, 2015
    2. Not uncommon.. Deus Machina, Jul 18, 2015
    3. rounds. smorizio, Jul 19, 2015
      1. Re: rounds. neocool00, Jul 20, 2015
  15. TWB: Doc, not to be a pushy jerkface, but.... Nohbody, Jul 17, 2015
    1. Dear Mr. Pushy Jerkface.... Doc Nickel, Jul 17, 2015
      1. Can't last for ever.... Chloe, Jul 20, 2015
  16. VM68 ASA Thread. stevo_za, Jul 16, 2015
    1. Threading. Not The Spy, Jul 16, 2015
      1. Re: Threading. stevo_za, Jul 16, 2015
        1. It is, in fact..... Doc Nickel, Jul 16, 2015
          1. Re: It is, in fact..... stevo_za, Jul 16, 2015
  17. Paintball Newbie. Don't shoot (yet).. Not The Spy, Jul 15, 2015
    1. Just head in!. Deus Machina, Jul 15, 2015
      1. new to paintball. smorizio, Jul 15, 2015
        1. found an old big game photo from new hampshire. smorizio, Jul 16, 2015
        2. I Second All of This. Unforgiven691, Jul 17, 2015
          1. What they said.... eddi, Jul 17, 2015
            1. Hey now. Unforgiven691, Jul 20, 2015
    2. Hot Tip. Spike, Jul 16, 2015
  18. Doc - You live in a beautiful part of the world. RobertTheAddled, Jul 14, 2015
    1. Yup! :). Doc Nickel, Jul 14, 2015
      1. Wow!. Unforgiven691, Jul 15, 2015
        1. But they're pretty creative with it!. Dave H, Jul 15, 2015
      2. Cruising with Tours (they wait for the tours booked thru them). RobertTheAddled, Jul 16, 2015
  19. Does anyone else here think this will play out like.... Peter Sadlon, Jul 14, 2015
    1. Re: Does anyone else here think this will play out like.... Not The Spy, Jul 14, 2015
      1. They probably did.... Doc Nickel, Jul 14, 2015
        1. I guess that makes sense.... Not The Spy, Jul 14, 2015
  20. Playing with 'injection' molding. Doc Nickel, Jul 14, 2015
    1. Everytime i think i am practical doc has to go and do something like this.... FireFrenzy, Jul 14, 2015
    2. Bubbles. Renegade_Azzy, Jul 14, 2015
      1. Not sure that'd work.... Doc Nickel, Jul 14, 2015
        1. Vacuum BEFORE casting. Snowtroll, Jul 15, 2015
        2. Vacuum... sniper1rfa, Jul 16, 2015
        3. Vac again!. goldie, Jul 18, 2015
    3. So which urethane are you using?. MarkT, Jul 14, 2015
      1. Urethane, imethane, werthanes here all! (n/t). Typeminer, Jul 14, 2015
      2. Trade secret.. Doc Nickel, Jul 14, 2015
    4. The molding gun. Doc Nickel, Jul 14, 2015
      1. Scrap Bin Projects. Spike, Jul 15, 2015
        1. That would take a large diameter piston. Bruce Bergman, Jul 15, 2015
          1. Hadn't thought about that.... Spike, Jul 17, 2015
      2. Mcmaster. goldie, Jul 15, 2015
        1. Actually no, I didn't..... Doc Nickel, Jul 15, 2015
          1. re: Actually no, I didn't..... Chloe, Jul 16, 2015
    5. Another moldy bit.... Doc Nickel, Jul 15, 2015
      1. RE: Another Moldy Bit. Greyryder, Jul 15, 2015
  21. I need 3d printer advice. Looking at a 2nd one.. Sam, Jul 13, 2015
    1. Im a fan of boxzy. Renegade_Azzy, Jul 13, 2015
  22. In Doc's kitchen no one can hear you....... JozsefC, Jul 13, 2015
  23. Autococker 'Flattop' front-block bolts!. Doc Nickel, Jul 13, 2015
  24. Doc inspired thread mill.. Newmaticarsenal@yahoo.com, Jul 11, 2015
    1. Nice! (nt). MarkT, Jul 12, 2015
    2. I shall demand videos of this in operation n/t. FireFrenzy, Jul 12, 2015
    3. Well done and useful, but.... Doc Nickel, Jul 12, 2015
      1. Re: Well done and useful, but.... newmaticarsenal@yahoo.com, Jul 12, 2015
  25. An Old Project Revisited- or, "Stockbridge, part 2". Doc Nickel, Jul 10, 2015
    1. "I'll blog all the cool stuff I make 'til I die". Dave H, Jul 11, 2015
    2. They have that?. Russ Kepler, Jul 11, 2015
      1. Heh. Renegade_Azzy, Jul 11, 2015
        1. Well, except when Building & Safety sees it.... Bruce Bergman, Jul 12, 2015
      2. There's a Reason.... GladMech, Jul 14, 2015
  26. Sketchy Friday. Doc Nickel, Jul 10, 2015
    1. bought a house. Dr. J, Jul 10, 2015
    2. BOUNCE HOUSE. Jeb Hoge, Jul 10, 2015
    3. Saturday is Open Sunday is going to go BANG!. SquirllyOH, Jul 10, 2015
      1. GodFather or just a Friend in Low Places??. Robert L Martin, Jul 10, 2015
        1. More like Uncle Squirlly. SquirllyOH, Jul 10, 2015
    4. Working at my shop and at a race. James, Jul 10, 2015
    5. Taking Kids to Shark-Con n/t. Jeff Pace, Jul 10, 2015
      1. Just don't take out a loan.... Not The Spy, Jul 15, 2015
    6. Building a tank. Pitaman, Jul 10, 2015
      1. Re: Building a tank. Shadowydreamer, Jul 13, 2015
    7. Building a folding set of Cornhole boards.. Fubarius, Jul 10, 2015
    8. More work on my Level 1 rocket. Hans Haase, Jul 10, 2015
    9. Sticks for hitting people!. Salda007, Jul 11, 2015
    10. Gathering minions. DinkyInky, Jul 11, 2015
      1. Off to see the minions. Not The Spy, Jul 15, 2015
    11. Re: Sketchy Friday. Shadowydreamer, Jul 13, 2015
    12. Roosters. Machtyn, Jul 13, 2015
  27. Paintball Minigun. Dragon Furry, Jul 9, 2015
    1. Applies two coats and reload for a clear finish n/t. eddi, Jul 10, 2015
    2. While cool..... Doc Nickel, Jul 10, 2015
      1. I saw that done with a .22 rifle too. Dave H, Jul 10, 2015
      2. Re: While cool..... Spike, Jul 10, 2015
      3. Then how abut this one? :p. Dragon Furry, Jul 10, 2015
      4. Also.... Snowtroll, Jul 13, 2015
    3. check these out. Rachuff, Jul 10, 2015
    4. I made one once back in the 90s.. newmaticarsenal@yahoo.com, Jul 11, 2015
      1. Noice!. Doc Nickel, Jul 12, 2015
        1. The best demo I've seen... Newmaticarsenal@yahoo.com, Jul 12, 2015
  28. Any recommendations on LED lightbulbs?. TeflonSoul, Jul 8, 2015
    1. CRI is important.... sniper1rfa, Jul 9, 2015
      1. CRI is worthless. Kymation, Jul 9, 2015
        1. Re: CRI is worthless. WolfWings, Jul 9, 2015
        2. Re: CRI is worthless. mouse, Jul 9, 2015
          1. I sit corrected. Kymation, Jul 9, 2015
        3. CRI.... sniper1rfa, Jul 11, 2015
      2. Heartily agree. Stu Friedberg, Jul 10, 2015
    2. Try to get a demo. Dave H, Jul 9, 2015
      1. demo bulbs. smorizio, Jul 9, 2015
    3. Re: Any recommendations on LED lightbulbs?. Carl, Jul 9, 2015
  29. Red is in Love. Peter Sadlon, Jul 8, 2015
    1. Yep. zapf, Jul 8, 2015
  30. Mysterious hole in roof of car. icouldbe, Jul 7, 2015
    1. Vandals? Or Visigoths?. Dave H, Jul 7, 2015
    2. screw driver .... B, Jul 7, 2015
  31. An inpromptu boat bit!. Doc Nickel, Jul 7, 2015
    1. Call me Ishmael. Dave H, Jul 7, 2015
      1. Don't give him any ideas! NT. Peter Sadlon, Jul 8, 2015
  32. For no particular reason, some weekend game pics. Doc Nickel, Jul 6, 2015
    1. 5th Picture. 1stTarget, Jul 8, 2015
      1. Yes. Unforgiven691, Jul 8, 2015
    2. Red haired girl in tires. Machtyn, Jul 8, 2015
  33. Angel Feedneck. Jeffrey Pace, Jul 6, 2015
  34. A quick weekend tool. Doc Nickel, Jul 6, 2015
    1. Progress on bluetooth app for angel/eblade board with shot tuning. Jeffrey Pace, Jul 6, 2015
  35. 1911 Fiat S76 restored (1730 CUI). JozsefC, Jul 5, 2015
    1. I remember the video of them first firing it up. icouldbe, Jul 7, 2015
  36. Empire feed neck question, for those in the know.... Doc Nickel, Jul 4, 2015
    1. answer. zapf, Jul 5, 2015
      1. Thank you! (nt). Doc Nickel, Jul 6, 2015
  37. Veggie tables.. Shadowydreamer, Jul 3, 2015
    1. Whattaya mean?. Dave H, Jul 3, 2015
      1. Speak slowly and in great detail?. FireFrenzy, Jul 4, 2015
        1. Not really.. Dave H, Jul 4, 2015
      2. Re: Whattaya mean?. Shadowydreamer, Jul 6, 2015
    2. It looks like the burger cannon blew the words right off the apron nt. Mark Trombley, Jul 3, 2015
      1. It's a new apron, Yeah Doc's that quick.. SquirllyOH, Jul 6, 2015
      2. Yeah, yeah.... Doc Nickel, Jul 7, 2015
    3. First use of feet?. Mawson, Jul 4, 2015
  38. 4/3 -isnt it the recipe wrong?. RomulanSith, Jul 3, 2015
    1. Re: 4/3 -isnt it the recipe wrong?. EightTailFox, Jul 3, 2015
      1. Ok so why was the gunpowder mixed in?. RomulanSith, Jul 3, 2015
        1. It adds a nice kick to it.. Nighthawke, Jul 3, 2015
          1. No salt except the potassium nitrate. Healthy. n/t. eddi, Jul 3, 2015
            1. Your local sausage maker might use potassim nitrate. hp_lovecraft, Jul 4, 2015
        2. You want several patties to land on their plates.... eddi, Jul 3, 2015
  39. Anyone live in or near independence mo? I'm looking for a favor. goldie, Jul 2, 2015
  40. Is your local field open on the 4th?. Doc Nickel, Jul 2, 2015
    1. For the occasion.... Framerguy, Jul 2, 2015
      1. Battle of New Orleans!. Bruce Bergman, Jul 5, 2015
        1. Yeah, but where you gonna find a gator to prime and shoot cannonball from??. Nighthawke, Jul 8, 2015
  41. "...Is there actually an episode like that?" There are three!. DynamicV, Jul 1, 2015
    1. Somehow.... Doc Nickel, Jul 2, 2015
      1. So all Rodger needs to do. RomulanSith, Jul 3, 2015
  42. Doc and Roger need to get in on this. James, Jul 1, 2015
    1. I saw that..... Doc Nickel, Jul 1, 2015
      1. Re: I saw that..... CF, Jul 1, 2015
      2. Re: I saw that..... Ex-Lurker, Jul 1, 2015
        1. Marshmallows?. Doc Nickel, Jul 2, 2015
          1. Score by tonnage. Dave H, Jul 2, 2015
            1. Score it like battlebots. SquirllyOH, Jul 2, 2015
              1. non russian?. FireFrenzy, Jul 2, 2015
                1. It's a reference to Olympic Gymnastics.... SquirllyOH, Jul 2, 2015
                  1. Ah K.... FireFrenzy, Jul 6, 2015
                  2. Re: It's a reference to Olympic Gymnastics.... Nohbody, Jul 6, 2015
    2. The Story abouit the Reply.. SquirllyOH, Jul 7, 2015
      1. "Popcorn! Get your popcorn here!" (n/t). Dave H, Jul 7, 2015
  43. July 1: MLP Episode?. The J.A.M., Jul 1, 2015
    1. MLP episode!. Typeminer, Jul 1, 2015
    2. My sons are both "BRONIES" and Doc I see you are too. SquirllyOH, Jul 1, 2015
      1. Heh.... Doc Nickel, Jul 1, 2015
    3. Re: July 1: MLP Episode?. CF, Jul 1, 2015
      1. Games.... Doc Nickel, Jul 2, 2015
        1. I'm with you on this one Doc.. SquirllyOH, Jul 2, 2015
          1. You Had *TWO* Buttons?. CF, Jul 2, 2015
            1. My first controller had NINETEEN buttons on it. Fubarius, Jul 3, 2015
  44. Help with a somewhat ancient computer. TeflonSoul, Jun 29, 2015
    1. Check the caps?. secretweaponevan, Jun 29, 2015
      1. Definetly.... J. Cook, Jun 30, 2015
    2. Have you tried.... LostinAPhogg, Jun 29, 2015
      1. Definitely try that. Bergman, Jun 30, 2015
    3. help. smorizio, Jun 30, 2015
    4. Have you tried plugging it into 220?. Mark Trombley, Jun 30, 2015
      1. Been there, done that, let the magic smoke out.. Fubarius, Jul 1, 2015
        1. Oh yeah.... J. Cook, Jul 1, 2015
          1. Heard of that once.. Shalom Septimus, Jul 2, 2015
            1. I'm pretty sure that's what happened in this case.... J. Cook, Jul 2, 2015
              1. UPS. Chloe, Jul 5, 2015
                1. Ah, Alt. sysadmin.recovery.... Anonymous Coward, Jul 5, 2015
                  1. a.s.r. Chloe, Jul 5, 2015
  45. Call it "The Greatest Paintball Game In History!" n/t. eddi, Jun 29, 2015
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