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  1. Help ID this emblem/logo?. Timberwolf, Apr 17, 2015
    1. "Found it in a 40,000 pound pile of military scrap.". Timberwolf, Apr 17, 2015
      1. What kind of mililtary scrap and more details on the scrap N/T. Nighthawke, Apr 17, 2015
    2. nope. Machtyn, Apr 17, 2015
      1. Re: nope. Typeminer, Apr 17, 2015
    3. I tried image search too. Dave H, Apr 17, 2015
    4. people may be responding. Maker of Toys, Apr 17, 2015
    5. It has been solved!. Timberwolf, Apr 17, 2015
  2. Doc here a funny welding blooper for you.. smorizio, Apr 17, 2015
    1. *double facepalm*. J. Cook, Apr 17, 2015
      1. That level of dumb just plain hurts my brain. NT. Peter Sadlon , Apr 17, 2015
  3. TWB 2015-04-17 I like her style n/t. eddi, Apr 17, 2015
    1. I like her style also. Timeheart, Apr 17, 2015
  4. Grass cutting: old school versus new school.... J. Cook, Apr 16, 2015
    1. Of course the weedwhacker would lose!. Gaz Wilmbroke, Apr 16, 2015
      1. Addendum to the above text. Gaz Wilmbroke, Apr 16, 2015
    2. Not really surprised.. Snowtroll, Apr 17, 2015
      1. Re: Not really surprised.. J. Cook, Apr 17, 2015
    3. Proper tool for the job. Dave H, Apr 17, 2015
  5. Anybody have a broken JT Goggle Fan?. Doc Nickel, Apr 16, 2015
    1. i have one. Jeff Pace, Apr 16, 2015
      1. Pics. Jeff Pace, Apr 16, 2015
  6. TWB 2015-04-15. CF, Apr 16, 2015
    1. Last person to see him. Dave H, Apr 16, 2015
    2. Last words heard from Bandit. Nighthawke, Apr 16, 2015
    3. did not know banit was perment press..... smorizio, Apr 17, 2015
      1. Sounds like he is now. Peter Sadlon , Apr 17, 2015
  7. Introducing the Powerfreak!. Doc Nickel, Apr 14, 2015
    1. Powerlyte Scepter!. weber, Apr 15, 2015
    2. Oh oh mine mine. Jeffrey Pace, Apr 15, 2015
  8. Re TWB 04/08/2015. CF, Apr 14, 2015
    1. Re: Re TWB 04/08/2015. Shadowydreamer, Apr 14, 2015
      1. Any port in a storm. Dave H, Apr 14, 2015
        1. A friend of mine got fired from a Wal-Mart he didn't work at.. Deus Machina, Apr 14, 2015
          1. I call that brilliant handling. n/t. eddi, Apr 14, 2015
          2. "Why's it always Wal-Mart when crazy s*** goes down?...". Bruce Bergman, Apr 15, 2015
          3. Not Always Right. Machtyn, Apr 15, 2015
    2. Yeah, but of the two you looked more likely.... Bruce Bergman, Apr 14, 2015
      1. Re: Yeah, but of the two you looked more likely.... Shadowydreamer, Apr 14, 2015
      2. Yeah, but of the two you looked more likely.... CF, Apr 15, 2015
    3. My Favorite. GladMech, Apr 15, 2015
  9. For you hobbyist 'smithy types.... Timberwolf, Apr 10, 2015
    1. Re: For you hobbyist 'smithy types.... Dave H, Apr 10, 2015
      1. Cool idea.... sniper1rfa, Apr 10, 2015
        1. Early Iron-age weapons/tools were mostly meteoric. hp_lovecraft, Apr 15, 2015
          1. Iron stuff goes way back.... Ironbadger, Apr 17, 2015
    2. Reminds me of a knife maker I used to know.. Fubarius, Apr 10, 2015
    3. Interesting, but.... Doc Nickel, Apr 11, 2015
    4. Meteoric iron. Pilgrim3, Apr 11, 2015
      1. Superstitious no, suspicious maybe.. Bruce, Apr 12, 2015
      2. Huh. And I thought it was likely to be radioactive.. Deus Machina, Apr 13, 2015
        1. Re: Huh. And I thought it was likely to be radioactive.. Dave H, Apr 13, 2015
          1. Banaknife.... Salda007, Apr 13, 2015
    5. Meteoric iron forging became popular in the late 70s... Ironbadger, Apr 14, 2015
      1. Well it isnt Damascus steel.... FireFrenzy, Apr 15, 2015
        1. The correct term is "Pattern welded steel". Ironbadger, Apr 15, 2015
        2. Well, there's wootz. Russ Kepler, Apr 15, 2015
  10. Doc, do you happen to be a fan of Nick Park's work?. JozsefC, Apr 10, 2015
    1. Cheeeeeessssseeee N/T. Jeffrey Pace, Apr 10, 2015
    2. Oh sure.... Doc Nickel, Apr 11, 2015
      1. Out of the mouths of babes. Dave H, Apr 11, 2015
        1. Another example. James, Apr 13, 2015
      2. Re: Oh sure.... JozsefC, Apr 12, 2015
        1. Seconded. Urban Werebear, Apr 14, 2015
        2. Re: Oh sure.... neocool00, Apr 14, 2015
  11. Has anyone ever converted a Hurricane to electro?. Thru-Hiker, Apr 8, 2015
    1. I've done several Typhoons.... Doc Nickel, Apr 11, 2015
  12. Whiteboard update. Doc Nickel, Apr 8, 2015
    1. Up for me, though.... Joseph Houk, Apr 8, 2015
    2. Back in the saddle. Dave H, Apr 8, 2015
    3. Working here, nt. Renegade_Azzy, Apr 9, 2015
  13. What's up wit' da Whiteboard!. Doc Nickel, Apr 7, 2015
    1. Oh, good!. Tenerec, Apr 8, 2015
      1. Also, where are the Dumptruck pictures? (n/c). Tenerec, Apr 8, 2015
    2. What do you mean 'don't really need it'?. Snowtroll, Apr 8, 2015
    3. Wanna trade?. Renegade_Azzy, Apr 8, 2015
    4. Not a server issue, methinks. Samwise, Apr 8, 2015
      1. This.. Dave H, Apr 8, 2015
        1. Only if.... Chloe, Apr 8, 2015
    5. Here's a temporary solution until the DNS is fixed. tkzv, Apr 8, 2015
      1. It still shows Mondays strip, though :) (NT). tkzv, Apr 8, 2015
        1. Re: It still shows Mondays strip, though :) (NT). LionkingCMSL, Apr 8, 2015
      2. Neat trick! Thanks for the post! NT. Mawson, Apr 8, 2015
    6. goodcto hear. jereth, Apr 8, 2015
  14. Simple Studebaker Shim. Doc Nickel, Apr 6, 2015
    1. Studebakers are hard parts to come by.... B, Apr 7, 2015
      1. They aren't as bad as other parts. Necrogami, Apr 9, 2015
    2. What a Studebaker looks like. James, Apr 7, 2015
    3. haha...sheet metal flat....yeah right.... weber, Apr 7, 2015
    4. Re: Simple Studebaker Shim. lensmaker, Apr 9, 2015
  15. Whiteboard page down, per time of this post.. tmk, Apr 6, 2015
    1. re: Whiteboard page down. Lysander, Apr 7, 2015
    2. "It's not just you! http://the-whiteboard.com looks down from here. " NT. Bruce Bergman, Apr 7, 2015
      1. It's been down all day for me too. FlyingWrench, Apr 7, 2015
    3. Site is still down (N/T). The J.A.M., Apr 7, 2015
  16. Machining advice. James, Apr 6, 2015
    1. Copper is gummy.... Doc Nickel, Apr 6, 2015
    2. Lots of rake. Maker of Toys, Apr 7, 2015
  17. Doc, email.. weber, Apr 5, 2015
    1. Oh, you guys..... Doc Nickel, Apr 6, 2015
      1. Yes, but I have a good reason! (well, I think it do!) NT. weber, Apr 7, 2015
  18. Flashback question. Golite, Apr 5, 2015
    1. Flashback answer. Doc Nickel, Apr 6, 2015
  19. Blank Barrel Adapter?. Walker, Apr 2, 2015
    1. What is the inside diameter?. Mark Trombley, Apr 2, 2015
      1. Diameters and hole.... Walker, Apr 2, 2015
        1. Then it must be unfinished as Doc says. Mark Trombley, Apr 2, 2015
    2. my god..... sniper1rfa, Apr 2, 2015
      1. Hit post too soon.... sniper1rfa, Apr 2, 2015
    3. Blank? No, Mag!. Doc Nickel, Apr 2, 2015
      1. it doesn't have the feed hole.... sniper1rfa, Apr 2, 2015
        1. Barrel detent, that is -nt-. sniper1rfa, Apr 2, 2015
          1. Huh.... Doc Nickel, Apr 2, 2015
            1. Thanks Doc...... Walker, Apr 2, 2015
      2. Idea pops in my head ..... B, Apr 3, 2015
  20. Today's artwork for sale. Doc Nickel, Apr 1, 2015
    1. How?. fred5037, Apr 1, 2015
      1. Opening bid. James, Apr 1, 2015
        1. TY. Jeffrey Pace, Apr 1, 2015
      2. Silent auction. Doc Nickel, Apr 1, 2015
    2. Questions. Mark Trombley, Apr 1, 2015
      1. Answers. Doc Nickel, Apr 1, 2015
        1. So what does Jinx's head look like on the orginal art?. SquirllyOH, Apr 2, 2015
          1. Scribbles.... Doc Nickel, Apr 2, 2015
            1. Jinx's head. Dave H, Apr 3, 2015
    3. And some nice oddities as well!. STrRedWolf, Apr 1, 2015
    4. I will bid. S7G, Apr 1, 2015
      1. I will bid higher. James, Apr 1, 2015
        1. I'd say you're the winner!. Doc Nickel, Apr 2, 2015
          1. Fantastic!. James, Apr 2, 2015
  21. Lathe Porn (56K alert!). Nighthawke, Apr 1, 2015
    1. Yeah, and...?. Doc Nickel, Apr 1, 2015
      1. Re: Yeah, and...?. Dave H, Apr 1, 2015
      2. Excuses... ChloeRed, Apr 1, 2015
      3. okokok, here are the details :P. Nighthawke, Apr 2, 2015
  22. Google Maps on April 1st. James, Apr 1, 2015
  23. Who's the taur lady to the very left?. Silver, Apr 1, 2015
    1. Re: Who's the taur lady to the very left?. Silver, Apr 1, 2015
      1. Re: Who's the taur lady to the very left?. JozsefC, Apr 1, 2015
  24. It's hard to say.... Dave H, Apr 1, 2015
    1. Re: It's hard to say.... James, Apr 1, 2015
    2. Re: It's hard to say.... JozsefC, Apr 1, 2015
    3. Who is holding the TV?. WatchDragon, Apr 1, 2015
      1. Re: Who is holding the TV?. Dave H, Apr 1, 2015
  25. Guest Appearence in FreeFall!. FleetCommander, Apr 1, 2015
  26. ...CHECK YER WALLET, DOC!!!!!. tmk, Mar 31, 2015
    1. Damn, you beat me to it (NT). James, Mar 31, 2015
    2. For those who don't get it.... Snowtroll, Apr 1, 2015
    3. I carry a decoy wallet.... Doc Nickel, Apr 1, 2015
      1. Decoy Wallet. ChloeRed, Apr 1, 2015
        1. Naw.... Irregular Logic, Apr 1, 2015
  27. To Doc, Hardened steel sear? + build updates. Ryker C. (Medtactics), Mar 31, 2015
    1. Certainly.... Doc Nickel, Apr 1, 2015
  28. Marker gloat!. Mawson, Mar 29, 2015
  29. Question: Pipe Tap - Threads don't match up?. IDN, Mar 28, 2015
    1. Dryseal American is only semi-compatible. Mark Trombley, Mar 29, 2015
    2. Pipe Tap. GladMech, Mar 29, 2015
    3. NPT is NPT.... Bruce Bergman, Mar 30, 2015
      1. I wanted to use the tap shown to tap a new hole in a material to thread the pipe into. IDN, Apr 2, 2015
        1. Read the side of the tap, it tells all. Bruce Bergman, Apr 7, 2015
  30. This weeks' "quick" project:. Doc Nickel, Mar 28, 2015
    1. Neat! -I've always been intrigued by how radius's were milled (it couldn't be by hand)[NT]. IDN, Mar 28, 2015
    2. And done!. Doc Nickel, Mar 28, 2015
      1. I believe i am legally required to insist you get back to work at this point. FireFrenzy, Mar 29, 2015
  31. 'Look out' -March 27th comic. RomulanSith, Mar 27, 2015
    1. It's rare, but it's happened.... Jeb Hoge, Mar 27, 2015
      1. Hope he got to stay in... RomulanSith, Mar 27, 2015
        1. Not only that, but.... Jeb Hoge, Mar 27, 2015
          1. I remember that....Indoor nationals in 2000 I believe... BigMatt-MadCustoms, Mar 27, 2015
            1. I can't remember which year either.. Jeb Hoge, Mar 30, 2015
              1. Next time you come thru let me know... BigMatt-MadCustoms, Mar 30, 2015
                1. Will try.... Jeb Hoge, Mar 31, 2015
      2. Rambo Preacher. S7G, Mar 28, 2015
    2. Yeah, I've done a similar move in the RW.... SquirllyOH, Mar 27, 2015
      1. face up. Machtyn, Mar 27, 2015
        1. And the wagging tail. Bruce, Mar 27, 2015
    3. "Blindman!!". FlyingWrench, Mar 27, 2015
    4. Nobody noticed it?. Doc Nickel, Mar 27, 2015
      1. Ah, here's the pic:. Doc Nickel, Mar 27, 2015
        1. Re: Ah, here's the pic:. Anonymous Coward, Mar 27, 2015
      2. Waittaminute.... The J.AM., Mar 27, 2015
        1. Re: Waittaminute.... Dave H, Mar 27, 2015
        2. ... and the complicated maneuver is pulled-off successfully... [nt]. IDN, Mar 28, 2015
      3. I noticed it. Dave H, Mar 27, 2015
      4. Showing up fashionablylate doesn't work here. n/t. eddi, Mar 27, 2015
      5. Give me a break.... Nohbody, Mar 27, 2015
      6. Well I remember now that you reminded me.. IDN, Mar 28, 2015
      7. Nobody noticed it?. Anonymous Coward, Mar 28, 2015
    5. yes. Pyrate Jim, Mar 27, 2015
    6. Done that tackle once myself. Hans , Mar 27, 2015
  32. Knife pics, and other stuff I make.. Ironbadger, Mar 27, 2015
    1. Really like the leather Viking helmet. n/t. eddi, Mar 27, 2015
    2. Cool stuff. IDN, Mar 28, 2015
  33. OT - Steve Gallacci. Skrugg, Mar 26, 2015
    1. Yep- Bunch of old timers coming back too.. Ironbadger, Mar 27, 2015
    2. 'Couple of points.... Doc Nickel, Mar 27, 2015
      1. Semantics.... Skrugg, Mar 27, 2015
        1. Define "reach out". Doc Nickel, Mar 27, 2015
          1. Re: Define "reach out". Skrugg, Mar 27, 2015
            1. The White Board "...Just people with tails.". IDN, Mar 28, 2015
              1. Agreed!. Snowtroll, Mar 30, 2015
                1. Re: Agreed!. Dave H, Mar 30, 2015
                  1. ATTN DOC: NOT MY IDEA but bringing it to your attention. Laser Pointer!!!!. SquirllyOH, Mar 30, 2015
  34. Finally!. Doc Nickel, Mar 26, 2015
  35. TWB March 25. Just wondering.... Snowtroll, Mar 25, 2015
    1. Re: TWB March 25. CF, Mar 25, 2015
  36. Pyro Cocker. S7G, Mar 24, 2015
    1. Yessir!. Doc Nickel, Mar 25, 2015
      1. Re: Yessir!. S7G, Mar 25, 2015
  37. Two new Projects articles are up!. Doc Nickel, Mar 24, 2015
    1. WOOT i made the project page. Jeff Pace, Mar 24, 2015
      1. Not so sure.... Doc Nickel, Mar 24, 2015
        1. And much better now TY N/T. Jeffrey Pace, Mar 24, 2015
    2. looking good. weber, Mar 24, 2015
    3. Got really invested. Tenacious221, Apr 4, 2015
  38. TWB 23 Mar 2015: That moment when.... Nohbody, Mar 23, 2015
    1. Alternate ending.... neocool00, Mar 23, 2015
      1. I have actually used a gernade to get a player out...... SquirllyOH, Mar 23, 2015
    2. Love-15!. Nighthawke, Mar 24, 2015
    3. Tennis Made Interesting.... CF, Mar 24, 2015
      1. Darryl will never get the point.... eddi, Mar 24, 2015
  39. Hey Doc, what about the skull/wrench/hammer stickers?. skreemer, Mar 22, 2015
    1. On the list!. Doc Nickel, Mar 24, 2015
      1. Any Sign Shop should be able to help.... SquirllyOH, Mar 24, 2015
        1. That's just it.... Doc Nickel, Mar 24, 2015
          1. My ears are burnin. Renegade_Azzy, Mar 24, 2015
      2. Yay! nt.. Nevwyn, Mar 24, 2015
  40. I just unearthed a gem! 1997 paintball operators manual.. goldie, Mar 21, 2015
    1. grrr. goldie, Mar 21, 2015
      1. Geez pictures were TINY back in 1997...n/t. FireFrenzy, Mar 22, 2015
        1. well, ya gotta remember -. tmk, Mar 22, 2015
          1. Yep-yep.... Doc Nickel, Mar 22, 2015
            1. Using gifs helped. hp_lovecraft, Mar 22, 2015
              1. I know all of that people... I'm from '86 not '01. FireFrenzy, Mar 23, 2015
                1. It WAS a normal sized pic..... not sure what happened.. goldie, Mar 23, 2015
                  1. Stuff sometime does happen... n/t. FireFrenzy, Mar 23, 2015
  41. How do I measure this to model it?. goldie, Mar 21, 2015
    1. Ask Wonder Woman. Fubarius, Mar 21, 2015
      1. Hardy Har Har! 2 posts in a row with no image! Here it is!. goldie, Mar 21, 2015
        1. I cannot help with the scoop, but that is one beauty model. n/t. eddi, Mar 21, 2015
        2. Measurement ideas. James, Mar 26, 2015
    2. A profile guage might work. Irregular logic, Mar 22, 2015
      1. A set of radius gauges would be handy as well. Fubarius, Mar 22, 2015
    3. Combination Square, Height Gage, Card Stock.... OlPaint, Mar 22, 2015
    4. Aluminum foil?. Salda007, Mar 22, 2015
      1. I like this idea. lensmaker, Mar 23, 2015
    5. Mesure the diameters?. Joni, Mar 23, 2015
    6. easy. Timberwolf, Mar 25, 2015
  42. TWB - Anxiously waiting.... MildBill, Mar 20, 2015
  43. S7G email me. Renegade_Azzy, Mar 19, 2015
  44. Anybody know about the SFT-era Shockers?. Doc Nickel, Mar 19, 2015
    1. looks to me. Maker of Toys, Mar 20, 2015
    2. Re: Anybody know about the SFT-era Shockers?. Golite, Mar 30, 2015
  45. Re: 3-18 comic. neocool00, Mar 19, 2015
    1. The second panel actually happened. Doc Nickel, Mar 19, 2015
      1. Miracle shot ;). neocool00, Mar 20, 2015
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