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  1. The coolest kite in the history of kitedom!. Jelsemium, Feb 17, 2018
  2. One little project done.... Doc Nickel, Feb 16, 2018
    1. Can't wait for the report on the shakedown cruise. Dave H, Feb 17, 2018
      1. Nope.... Doc Nickel, Feb 17, 2018
    2. And change the speedo drive. Bruce Bergman, Feb 17, 2018
      1. Yep.... Doc Nickel, Feb 17, 2018
    3. And in similar news.... Timberwolf, Feb 17, 2018
      1. Show off.... Doc Nickel, Feb 17, 2018
  3. Doc should just put down some newspapers. Jelsemium, Feb 16, 2018
    1. Can't make me!. MarkT, Feb 16, 2018
      1. Made you look! nt. Jelsemium, Feb 17, 2018
  4. Nature calls. Loudly!! n/t. eddi, Feb 16, 2018
    1. I usually say "Nature calls, collect!" myself. NT. PSadlon, Feb 17, 2018
  5. Got my books!. J.Cook, Feb 16, 2018
  6. Why does this keep popping up?. Doc Nickel, Feb 16, 2018
    1. Aggressive Windows marketing. Dave H, Feb 16, 2018
    2. Re: Why does this keep popping up?. Steampunkhawk, Feb 16, 2018
  7. Okay this is wourthy of you Doc.. MephitMark, Feb 15, 2018
  8. Working well until... (2/15/18). Ron Bauerle, Feb 15, 2018
    1. Roger did say "more or less" working. Jelsemium, Feb 15, 2018
      1. But Jinx din't sign up for.... Bruce Bergman, Feb 15, 2018
        1. Child Endangerment. jwhouk, Feb 15, 2018
          1. Wouldn't that be... Antknot, Feb 15, 2018
            1. Either way, what they don't know won't hurt anyone. N/T. eddi, Feb 16, 2018
    2. Just get Rog a bed pan and Sandy a blindfold. NT. PSadlon, Feb 16, 2018
  9. Where would Doc Nickel fit?. Paul Joat, Feb 15, 2018
    1. Hmmm. Dave H, Feb 15, 2018
    2. Dunno about Doc Nickel . . .. DannyBeans, Feb 15, 2018
      1. Not to mention The Doctor. Typeminer, Feb 15, 2018
      2. Dr Strange. Russ Kepler, Feb 15, 2018
    3. No Dr. Doolittle?. Jelsemium, Feb 15, 2018
      1. Or Dr Strangelove?. beejay5169, Feb 15, 2018
        1. Or Doctor Detroit?. Antknot, Feb 15, 2018
    4. missed another one. smorizio, Feb 15, 2018
      1. Gee, thanks. Typeminer, Feb 15, 2018
    5. Well.... cbob, Feb 15, 2018
      1. Dr. Dinosaur. Salda007, Feb 16, 2018
    6. Well... Chloe, Feb 16, 2018
  10. Group Project (need input). KrakenRising, Feb 14, 2018
    1. oops, clarification. KrakenRising, Feb 14, 2018
    2. "(need input)". PSadlon, Feb 14, 2018
  11. Actual machining content!. Doc Nickel, Feb 13, 2018
    1. In pc based watercooling get tube resevoirs with a Lang D5 or DDC pump built into one end. FireFrenzy, Feb 14, 2018
    2. Submersible pump. Antknot, Feb 14, 2018
      1. ... and a 5 gallon bucket?. J.Cook, Feb 14, 2018
      2. Water-cooling fluid. Irregular Logic, Feb 14, 2018
        1. Run some antifreeze for insurance. Bruce Bergman, Feb 14, 2018
    3. A trashcan and a fountain pump. James, Feb 14, 2018
      1. Probably a little overkill.... Doc Nickel, Feb 15, 2018
    4. Doc I have a small contained flood coolant pump.... B, Feb 14, 2018
      1. Yeah?. Doc Nickel, Feb 15, 2018
    5. Do it the old-fashioned way. DannyBeans, Feb 14, 2018
    6. Cooling considerations.. MephitMark, Feb 14, 2018
      1. Many good points.... Doc Nickel, Feb 15, 2018
        1. motor efficiency and cooling requirements (worked example). maker of toys, Feb 15, 2018
          1. Gak. . . equation error.. maker of toys, Feb 15, 2018
            1. aaaaaand the preview uses a different type face. ignore above. (n/t). maker of toys, Feb 15, 2018
              1. Heroic effort. Typeminer, Feb 15, 2018
          2. See, now THAT is a Tinker's Guild answer!. Doc Nickel, Feb 15, 2018
            1. Reservoir possibility. Josh A., Feb 15, 2018
            2. criticality of flow rates. maker of toys, Feb 15, 2018
              1. oh, and. . .. maker of toys, Feb 15, 2018
            3. Dust collection. Antknot, Feb 15, 2018
      2. Re: Cooling considerations.. Irregular Logic, Feb 15, 2018
        1. Cooling and fans.... beejay5169, Feb 15, 2018
      3. Thinking about this.... Renegade Azzy, Feb 17, 2018
    7. Pumps and stuff. Renegade Azzy, Feb 17, 2018
  12. This is a first.. MephitMark, Feb 13, 2018
    1. Google has outages same as anyone else.... Lord *Redacted* The *censored*, Feb 13, 2018
      1. Indeed.. J.Cook, Feb 14, 2018
    2. Patch Tuesday strikes again n//t. Antknot, Feb 14, 2018
      1. Never Timely. PSadlon, Feb 14, 2018
  13. Lathe with a 1/4 hp 115vac motor? What am I missing here?. Timberwolf, Feb 13, 2018
    1. South bent.... Doc Nickel, Feb 13, 2018
      1. Looking for something similar in size.... Timberwolf, Feb 13, 2018
        1. Check the motor nameplate. Kymation, Feb 13, 2018
        2. 3-phase.... Doc Nickel, Feb 13, 2018
        3. 440V 3-phase. Nick, Feb 14, 2018
  14. Making up for lost time. MommaOfCats, Feb 13, 2018
    1. Right before reading the Feb 13 strip..... T'Renn, Feb 14, 2018
      1. Comic Does Not Contain a Lapdance *ding*. PolarBearSama, Feb 15, 2018
  15. First of a few updates (lots of pictures). KrakenRising, Feb 13, 2018
    1. Is that a M-B ejector seat?. beejay5169, Feb 13, 2018
      1. Ejection seat.... Doc Nickel, Feb 13, 2018
    2. Humm, a red stapler.. Hunting Guy, Feb 13, 2018
  16. The Illuminated Plasgun.... Daniel Meyer, Feb 13, 2018
  17. Done!. Doc Nickel, Feb 13, 2018
    1. Waiting with bated breath. Bruce, Feb 13, 2018
      1. Snail Mail.... beejay5169, Feb 13, 2018
        1. I never thought. Dave H, Feb 13, 2018
    2. Tracking Number. Madcat, Feb 13, 2018
  18. TWB 2/12/18. DannyBeans, Feb 12, 2018
    1. automation. Machtyn, Feb 12, 2018
      1. Because I'm in a strange mood this morning.... J.Cook, Feb 12, 2018
        1. Honestly, I think he's missing a marble or two.... Snowtroll, Feb 14, 2018
    2. Phrases. Chloe, Feb 12, 2018
    3. Loath as I am to overdo a joke . . . .. DannyBeans, Feb 12, 2018
      1. *groans*. J.Cook, Feb 12, 2018
      2. Oh DannyBeans. Jelsemium, Feb 12, 2018
        1. I love it (nt). DannyBeans, Feb 12, 2018
    4. Untimely Windows 10 Update suggests there is a timely one NT. PSadlon, Feb 12, 2018
      1. Tomorrow is patch Tuesday. Antknot, Feb 12, 2018
      2. Tomorrow is patch Tuesday. Antknot, Feb 12, 2018
        1. Timely patching. cbob, Feb 12, 2018
          1. Even when you know that. PSadlon, Feb 13, 2018
            1. I've never had issues. FireFrenzy, Feb 13, 2018
      3. Am i the only one who has never had an untimely patch?. FireFrenzy, Feb 13, 2018
  19. New Tool Day (again). Timberwolf, Feb 11, 2018
    1. What will you be making with it?. MarkT, Feb 12, 2018
  20. Badly warped Southbend lathe bed.... Doc Nickel, Feb 11, 2018
    1. I was looking for --. Lord *Redacted* The *censored*, Feb 11, 2018
    2. Here in NE they have gone up .... B , Feb 11, 2018
    3. Wish it were closer. Timberwolf, Feb 11, 2018
  21. Doc's at the Winter Olympics! (According to Google Doodles). Jelsemium, Feb 11, 2018
  22. Obsessive engineering. Bruce, Feb 11, 2018
    1. Re: Obsessive engineering. Dave H, Feb 11, 2018
    2. There's a great example of a forum that works well with "bumped" threads. Timberwolf, Feb 11, 2018
    3. I love it!. Doc Nickel, Feb 11, 2018
  23. Just checked the mail. My set of Whiteboard books was there. Thanks Doc. n/t. eddi, Feb 9, 2018
    1. Same Here. jwhouk, Feb 12, 2018
  24. Hey doc!. J.Cook, Feb 9, 2018
    1. Sweet!. Dave H, Feb 9, 2018
  25. Nuclear-powered? (2/9/18). Ron Bauerle, Feb 9, 2018
    1. OR.... Jelsemium, Feb 9, 2018
      1. Apparently the robots were warehoused elsewhere. n/t. eddi, Feb 9, 2018
    2. At Least Now.... CF, Feb 9, 2018
  26. Doc, I noticed the neat coffee cups..... beejay5169, Feb 8, 2018
    1. Hang on.... Chloe, Feb 8, 2018
    2. Alternative shop?. Danish Lurker, Feb 8, 2018
      1. It it's anything like CafePress . . .. DannyBeans, Feb 8, 2018
        1. Won't get rich, true. Danish Lurker, Feb 8, 2018
      2. Re: Alternative shop?. RM1(SS), Feb 8, 2018
    3. Coffee Cups, etcetera.... Doc Nickel, Feb 8, 2018
      1. tshirts. paintball sycho, Feb 9, 2018
      2. New go fund me idea "Help Build Doc a Bigass Shop" nt. Mawson, Feb 11, 2018
  27. Choosing Doc's next question more carefully than he probably will.... PSadlon, Feb 7, 2018
    1. All joking aside, though . . .. DannyBeans, Feb 7, 2018
    2. My advice to Doc.... Jelsemium, Feb 7, 2018
      1. Why should he?. Irregular Logic, Feb 7, 2018
        1. Well..... Samitefan1, Feb 7, 2018
        2. Because he tied her up. Jelsemium, Feb 7, 2018
        3. Because he tied her up. Jelsemium, Feb 7, 2018
  28. New N54-to-Tapatalk update:. Doc Nickel, Feb 7, 2018
    1. First issue.... Doc Nickel, Feb 7, 2018
      1. Maybe they can be edited?. Snowtroll, Feb 7, 2018
        1. Most sites that look like that. Typeminer, Feb 7, 2018
    2. looks like we will need yet another log in and pass word .... B, Feb 7, 2018
      1. Not really. Bruce, Feb 7, 2018
      2. I'll want to change anyway. It's using my login name, not eddi.... eddi, Feb 7, 2018
        1. You mean you're NOT eddi?. Jelsemium, Feb 9, 2018
          1. I'm still the old fox dear rosebush. I just use different logins everywhere. n/t. eddi, Feb 9, 2018
    3. So far.... Nohbody, Feb 8, 2018
      1. And no dice 12 hours later.. Nohbody, Feb 8, 2018
    4. Second issue, no more subject lines on replies. Bruce, Feb 12, 2018
  29. Wednesday Book Update:. Doc Nickel, Feb 7, 2018
  30. I'm sure everybody knew there would be a mad rush to the store.... eddi, Feb 6, 2018
    1. I'm sure there are.... Doc Nickel, Feb 7, 2018
      1. I have a solution for cinemas.... Snowtroll, Feb 7, 2018
        1. "good".... Nohbody, Feb 8, 2018
          1. Re: "good".... Cpt. Obvious, Feb 8, 2018
            1. My go to chain has a number you can text if theres a problem in the movie. FireFrenzy, Feb 13, 2018
      2. Good to know. TheFnord, Feb 7, 2018
  31. Doc, if you get a minute and me an email.. goldie, Feb 6, 2018
  32. Recycling at Doc's?. Antknot, Feb 6, 2018
    1. The obvious reply. James, Feb 6, 2018
      1. Roaches, too.... J.COok, Feb 7, 2018
    2. Gadzooks.... Doc Nickel, Feb 7, 2018
      1. maybe a store room for this guy?. Kandinsky, Feb 7, 2018
      2. Story?. Antknot, Feb 7, 2018
  33. Comics (again). RM1(SS), Feb 6, 2018
  34. TWB: 2018-02-06. beejay5169, Feb 6, 2018
    1. That's a lotto money. Jelsemium, Feb 6, 2018
    2. Sandy's reaction. Dave H, Feb 6, 2018
      1. Maybe Sandy just realized. Jelsemium, Feb 6, 2018
    3. Which Leaves A Question:. CF, Feb 6, 2018
      1. Re: Which Leaves A Question:. RM1(SS), Feb 6, 2018
        1. Not just 15. ChicagoPopsicle, Feb 6, 2018
      2. Platoon sizes.... Z-man51, Feb 9, 2018
    4. Re: TWB: 2018-02-06. Berg Polarbear, Feb 6, 2018
  35. Custom machining. Jereth, Feb 5, 2018
    1. Always up for that.... Doc Nickel, Feb 7, 2018
      1. EmAil not working. Jereth, Feb 8, 2018
  36. 2018-02-05. Spike, Feb 5, 2018
  37. TWB Books are now Available!. Doc Nickel, Feb 5, 2018
    1. finally :). snark, Feb 5, 2018
      1. There is NO.... Doc Nickel, Feb 5, 2018
        1. Well, hurry up then!. Snowtroll, Feb 5, 2018
          1. right you are :). snark, Feb 5, 2018
    2. Guess there is a reason he's your old print guy. NT. PSadlon, Feb 5, 2018
    3. Books are back?!?. MommaOfCats, Feb 5, 2018
    4. Any chance of putting them on Amazon?. Ron Bauerle, Feb 5, 2018
    5. Complete Set = Money well spent. Thanks Doc. n/t. eddi, Feb 5, 2018
    6. Not only is the book logjam broken.... Dave H, Feb 5, 2018
    7. Such a shameless plug!. PoisonOakMagnet, Feb 5, 2018
    8. Well, that's queued up.... J.Cook, Feb 5, 2018
      1. Aaaand done!. J.Cook, Feb 9, 2018
    9. Bought and sold.. jwhouk, Feb 5, 2018
  38. I made a thing. James, Feb 4, 2018
    1. Interesting!. Lord *Redacted* The *censored*, Feb 5, 2018
  39. Rambler update (lotsa pictures, but not as many as there should be). Timberwolf, Feb 4, 2018
  40. Hey Doc - PGP's ??. RobAGD, Feb 3, 2018
    1. Of course, of course...!. Do, Feb 4, 2018
      1. Ohboy.... RobAGD, Feb 4, 2018
  41. Anyone know/remember Ozzy and Millie. Not that old, I swear, Feb 3, 2018
    1. I remember. James, Feb 3, 2018
      1. Nice, cool to see that. Not old I swear, Feb 5, 2018
        1. Those were the days . . .. DannyBeans, Feb 5, 2018
          1. So my reading comprehension sucks.. DannyBeans, Feb 5, 2018
            1. Hold on.... Doc Nickel, Feb 5, 2018
              1. Tell ya what:. DannyBeans, Feb 6, 2018
    2. I think that Parcheesi is referring to an earlier Whiteboard strip. Jelsemium, Feb 3, 2018
    3. Of course!. Doc Nickel, Feb 4, 2018
      1. Thanks for the info!. Not old I swear, Feb 5, 2018
        1. No.... Doc Nickel, Feb 5, 2018
          1. Yeah, He/she was never on any of the boards I frequented.. Snowtroll, Feb 5, 2018
            1. Re: Yeah, He/she was never on any of the boards I frequented.. Cpt. Obvious, Feb 5, 2018
      2. Anybody else remember the Rocky & Bullwinkle use?. Ron Bauerle, Feb 5, 2018
        1. Sure... links coming right up.... Snowtroll, Feb 5, 2018
          1. Thanks, but.... Ron Bauerle, Feb 5, 2018
            1. you could have googled it..... Snowtroll, Feb 5, 2018
              1. Thanks. Ron Bauerle, Feb 6, 2018
                1. Tags only go a bit into 1999, I think... n/t. Snowtroll, Feb 6, 2018
  42. Chop saw!. kiawe, Feb 3, 2018
    1. Congratulations!. Jelsemium, Feb 3, 2018
  43. A little woodworkin' an' bookmakin'.... Doc Nickel, Feb 3, 2018
    1. I like it. MarkT, Feb 3, 2018
      1. And.... Dave H, Feb 3, 2018
        1. Vibration. Lord *Redacted* The *censored*, Feb 3, 2018
          1. shaker table. Mark S, Feb 3, 2018
            1. Maybe it's the carpenter in me . . .. DannyBeans, Feb 5, 2018
              1. Shaker jingle. Typeminer, Feb 5, 2018
        2. Vibrators.... Doc Nickel, Feb 4, 2018
      2. Of course..... Doc Nickel, Feb 4, 2018
  44. So which one of you lot has plans to futz with elon's flame thrower?. FireFrenzy, Feb 3, 2018
    1. Futzing Elon Musk. Dave H, Feb 3, 2018
      1. Flames OK, but no Napalm. Bruce Bergman, Feb 4, 2018
    2. DIY Flame throwers.. MephitMark, Feb 6, 2018
  45. My sister thinks that there should be a special on pork sausage today. Jelsemium, Feb 2, 2018
    1. That’s really bad. Hunting Guy, Feb 2, 2018
      1. Re: That’s really bad. 1Oldbear, Feb 3, 2018
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