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  1. I don't blame you Red.. Peter Sadlon, Jul 25, 2014
    1. There are no winners.... Machtyn, Jul 25, 2014
    2. LOL! Great strip!. Daniel Meyer, Jul 25, 2014
    3. How to cheer Red up. Irregular Logic, Jul 25, 2014
      1. Also,. Irregular Logic, Jul 25, 2014
      2. And profitable N/T. Kitkun, Jul 25, 2014
  2. anyne see this rc car that knock guy out of his shoes??. smorizio, Jul 24, 2014
    1. BT, DT.. tmk, Jul 24, 2014
      1. Gas vs. electric. Joni, Jul 25, 2014
  3. Red/Jinx. caldaq, Jul 24, 2014
    1. Owing and Haveing are...... fredb, Jul 24, 2014
  4. Anyone need a metal 3d print 19' long?. Renegade_Azzy, Jul 24, 2014
    1. so, its a CNC welder turned printer.... weber, Jul 24, 2014
  5. Since nobody has posted about this.... Grumley, Jul 23, 2014
    1. Kinda cool... ish.. Doc Nickel, Jul 23, 2014
      1. Making Of Video. Deckmaster, Jul 24, 2014
      2. Now imagine 'A Clockwork Orange'.... Snowtroll, Jul 25, 2014
  6. Shocker Sport - fire piston brass ring not needed?. Ydna, Jul 23, 2014
    1. Interesting.... Doc Nickel, Jul 23, 2014
      1. ouch. ydna, Jul 23, 2014
        1. Ol' Shoeboxes.... Doc Nickel, Jul 23, 2014
          1. not yours, but maybe..... ydna, Jul 24, 2014
            1. Speaking of anodizing.... Doc Nickel, Jul 24, 2014
            2. nice work on the hyperlink, self. ydna, Jul 25, 2014
      2. Re: Interesting.... Shadowydreamer, Jul 24, 2014
  7. The things you find on Google Maps.. MephitMark, Jul 23, 2014
    1. Absolutely fascinating/. Glenn Webster, Jul 23, 2014
      1. Bombing Range. Dastardly Dan, Jul 24, 2014
        1. Wot I See. Anonymous ~Hero~, Jul 25, 2014
          1. Pinecastle Bombing Range. Bruce, Jul 25, 2014
    2. Radar / Spy Satellite Targets. Greebo, Jul 24, 2014
      1. Imagine setting up a series of QR codes. joecrouse, Jul 24, 2014
  8. My fields first "Birthday" game. Andrew, Jul 22, 2014
    1. Oh yes, that was a hella fun day. Tiffany, Jul 23, 2014
      1. Wasn't all that fun.... Doc Nickel, Jul 23, 2014
  9. re: What to do with this tungsten carbide?. LostinAPhogg, Jul 20, 2014
    1. Thanks!. Renegade_Azzy, Jul 23, 2014
  10. Clips for Lego using a 3D printer?. Zayden, Jul 20, 2014
    1. Cheaper to buy aftermarket base sheets that are 'activity table tops'. kylekatern, Jul 20, 2014
    2. Two words.. J.Cook, Jul 20, 2014
    3. Double sided 'carpet tape'. Snowtroll, Jul 21, 2014
    4. And really big Lego projects are glued together. Bruce Bergman, Jul 21, 2014
      1. Or "The KrayGle!" (N/T). jwhouk, Jul 21, 2014
      2. Can't glue it. Zayden, Jul 22, 2014
        1. Was just trying to be funny.... jwhouk, Jul 22, 2014
    5. Re: Clips for Lego using a 3D printer?. Moriniman, Jul 21, 2014
    6. Lego project. Katra, Jul 21, 2014
  11. Roger is in TGIF mode. Guess Doc is off (out) until Monday. n/t. eddi, Jul 18, 2014
  12. Docs Mini Fastback auto cockers. Tom S, Jul 18, 2014
    1. re: fastback. smorizio, Jul 18, 2014
      1. v-twin. Jeff Pace, Jul 22, 2014
  13. Another for you guys. :). Shadowydreamer, Jul 17, 2014
    1. One slight problem there.. MephitMark, Jul 17, 2014
  14. Adam Savage's Man Cave; would you want it?. Doc Nickel, Jul 17, 2014
    1. Learning the hard way. Jeff Pace, Jul 17, 2014
    2. Well, isn't this timely. Spike, Jul 17, 2014
    3. Interesting thought. Renegade_Azzy, Jul 17, 2014
    4. A very long road traveled.. MephitMark, Jul 17, 2014
      1. building a tractor shop, what was done....... fredb, Jul 17, 2014
      2. Connexes.... Doc Nickel, Jul 17, 2014
        1. A good rule of thumb. James, Jul 17, 2014
          1. Hey now.... Doc Nickel, Jul 17, 2014
            1. Would they match? NT. MephitMark, Jul 20, 2014
    5. More cabinets to organize ....... B, Jul 17, 2014
    6. Um.... Greebo, Jul 17, 2014
    7. My Only Problem With This:. CF, Jul 17, 2014
      1. Adam agrees, kinda. Joni, Jul 17, 2014
        1. Well, technically.... Doc Nickel, Jul 18, 2014
    8. Shop space. Russ Kepler, Jul 17, 2014
    9. Using my too-small garage.... Snowtroll, Jul 18, 2014
  15. PHANTOM PUMP ASSIST. JEUNIAU, Jul 16, 2014
    1. Be happy to help!. Doc Nickel, Jul 16, 2014
      1. Comical question possibly, but when is you next open window?. Jeff Pace, Jul 17, 2014
        1. Wish I knew.... Doc Nickel, Jul 18, 2014
          1. Re: Wish I knew.... Jeff Pace, Jul 18, 2014
    2. check this out. newmaticarsenal@yahoo.com, Jul 20, 2014
  16. PHANTOM PUMP ASSIST. JEUNIAU, Jul 16, 2014
  17. Whiteboard 7/16. lordlundar, Jul 16, 2014
    1. Re: Whiteboard 7/16. Phoenix, Jul 16, 2014
    2. How long before you were "fearless"?. neocool00, Jul 16, 2014
      1. About 5 minutes.... ta2maki, Jul 16, 2014
      2. Never.... Spike, Jul 17, 2014
    3. Bet you guys think I'm exaggerating for comedic effect.... Doc Nickel, Jul 16, 2014
      1. Re: Bet you guys think I'm exaggerating for comedic effect.... What..., Jul 16, 2014
        1. The joys of exercise mats.... WolfWings, Jul 16, 2014
      2. Oh, come now. Ross, Jul 16, 2014
      3. mmm. Raphael, Jul 16, 2014
      4. medium11@Hotmail.com. OmniMeche, Jul 17, 2014
        1. Whoops. OmniMech, Jul 17, 2014
      5. Funny Factor or VIP. Machtyn, Jul 22, 2014
    4. Friend of mine wore police Kevlar to a gathering.. Nighthawke, Jul 16, 2014
      1. Re: Friend of mine wore police Kevlar to a gathering.. Shadowydreamer, Jul 16, 2014
        1. You just now figured this out?. Bruce Bergman, Jul 17, 2014
        2. As they say.... Doc Nickel, Jul 17, 2014
          1. Re: As they say.... Shadowydreamer, Jul 17, 2014
            1. Haven't you learned anything?. Maker of Toys, Jul 18, 2014
          2. You are an awesome man, Doc... n/t. Katy, Jul 18, 2014
        3. Hee hee hee hee..... Nighthawke, Jul 18, 2014
  18. Fun with Artillery. Doc Nickel, Jul 13, 2014
    1. You life is so much cooler than mine. Jeffrey Pace, Jul 13, 2014
    2. Yep, friction primers.. Hans, Jul 13, 2014
      1. Friction Primers. Nighthawke, Jul 13, 2014
    3. Video!. Doc Nickel, Jul 13, 2014
      1. So WTF am I doing wrong with YouTube?. Doc Nickel, Jul 13, 2014
        1. Re: So WTF am I doing wrong with YouTube?. Shadowydreamer, Jul 13, 2014
          1. I got a g+ account and it causes problems. Nighthawke, Jul 14, 2014
        2. I think you just created yet another page.... ydna, Jul 15, 2014
          1. But that's just it.... Doc Nickel, Jul 15, 2014
      2. Determining distance of the shot. Zachmansd, Jul 14, 2014
        1. I count 1.5 seconds. Peter, Jul 15, 2014
          1. lost a factor of ten?. someone, Jul 15, 2014
            1. And then some. Peter, Jul 16, 2014
              1. Interesting. So the bowling ball reached terminal velocity on the way down. someone, Jul 16, 2014
            2. Flight time doesn't matter when comparing visual to audio for impact.... WolfWings, Jul 16, 2014
              1. yes, of course.. someone, Jul 16, 2014
  19. Tales from the workbench, the leaky BE Golden Eagle.. Fubarius, Jul 11, 2014
    1. Speaking of old BE.... Doc Nickel, Jul 11, 2014
      1. Is this your article?. Irregular Logic, Jul 12, 2014
        1. Yep!. Doc Nickel, Jul 13, 2014
          1. Geocities & Angelfire. Nighthawke, Jul 13, 2014
      2. I've got an old BE Tiger Shark. Someone, Jul 12, 2014
        1. Surprisingly, that was probably an intentional design feature.. Fubarius, Jul 12, 2014
    2. Re: Tales from the workbench, the leaky BE Golden Eagle.. warparty, Jul 11, 2014
      1. Yep! Link inside. Dan Voils, Jul 12, 2014
    3. I have for decades kept BE 's going. B, Jul 12, 2014
      1. Keeping BE's going is why I own a house now.... Fubarius, Jul 12, 2014
    4. Success! Also, does anyone else forget to take pictures during the important part?. Fubarius, Jul 14, 2014
      1. You can see how they went from Nightmare, to Stingray. hp_lovecraft, Jul 16, 2014
  20. great old guns for sale on MCB, including splatmasters, etc... Jeff Pace, Jul 11, 2014
  21. One of Doc's recipes?. James Rice, Jul 10, 2014
  22. What to do with this tungsten carbide?. Renegade_Azzy, Jul 9, 2014
    1. Check with a metal recycler. Shargo, Jul 9, 2014
      1. Why not into a set of metal dice? n/t. Caffiend, Jul 10, 2014
    2. Not too many uses.... Doc Nickel, Jul 10, 2014
      1. Now I REALLY want a tungsten carbide cocker hammer n/t. swiftblade13, Jul 10, 2014
        1. No, you don't.... Doc Nickel, Jul 10, 2014
          1. BP did it and it ...... B, Jul 10, 2014
            1. How about.... Deus Machina, Jul 11, 2014
              1. I did one that way. sniper1rfa, Jul 11, 2014
                1. That's why.... Doc Nickel, Jul 11, 2014
      2. Crank balance weights?. Tenerec, Jul 13, 2014
        1. Mallory Metal. Doc Nickel, Jul 13, 2014
    3. how 'bout shotgun slugs for squirrels /nt. Zach S, Jul 10, 2014
      1. otherwise known as a barrell broach. MSquared, Jul 11, 2014
        1. Build sabots.. Nighthawke, Jul 13, 2014
  23. Hot Rod guys: Distributorless SBC?. Doc Nickel, Jul 8, 2014
    1. Were tehre any factory units?. Renegade_Azzy, Jul 8, 2014
    2. aftermarket EFI. Maker of Toys, Jul 8, 2014
      1. EFI computer.... Doc Nickel, Jul 10, 2014
        1. GM 3.8 DIS. Rambo, Jul 10, 2014
        2. Dumb me. Maker of Toys, Jul 11, 2014
          1. You didn't misread.... Doc Nickel, Jul 11, 2014
            1. LT1. Rambo, Jul 12, 2014
    3. MegaSquirt EFI`. Hey_Allen, Jul 9, 2014
      1. MegaSquirt EFI. Hey_Allen, Jul 9, 2014
        1. MegaSquirt...?. Doc Nickel, Jul 10, 2014
    4. Start here. timberwolf, Jul 9, 2014
  24. Want to update a Logitech FX trackball. Eric, Jul 7, 2014
    1. Still use mine from time to time. Shargo, Jul 7, 2014
      1. The problem is the DPI. Eric, Jul 7, 2014
        1. Re: The problem is the DPI. cwegga, Jul 7, 2014
        2. Hmmmm. Shargo, Jul 9, 2014
          1. Did some testing. Shargo, Jul 12, 2014
    2. Tried a Google search?. TheObservantWolf, Jul 7, 2014
  25. Doc, got an idea for your store. Renegade_Azzy, Jul 6, 2014
    1. .... email?. Doc Nickel, Jul 7, 2014
      1. Re: .... email?. Shadowydreamer, Jul 7, 2014
        1. You've just been DYING to use that. jwhouk, Jul 7, 2014
          1. Re: You've just been DYING to use that. Shadowydreamer, Jul 8, 2014
        2. Thats just Awesome n/t. Jeff Pace, Jul 8, 2014
        3. Extemporaneous writing? Even more clever. n/t. eddi, Jul 9, 2014
          1. Re: Extemporaneous writing? Even more clever. n/t. Shadowydreamer, Jul 10, 2014
            1. chocolate chip, please ;-) n/t. eddi, Jul 12, 2014
        4. For years that is the majoriety of the messages I got.. MephitMark, Jul 9, 2014
          1. That looked like the kind of message I used to send too regularly.... eddi, Jul 9, 2014
          2. Heh.. J.Cook, Jul 16, 2014
  26. Anyone rebuild batteries?. goldie, Jul 5, 2014
    1. Details of cells. Bruce, Jul 5, 2014
    2. A lot of those are Sealed Lead Acid - Pictures and specs would help. Bruce Bergman, Jul 5, 2014
    3. try interstate. eisch, Jul 5, 2014
    4. i can do it.... sniper1rfa, Jul 6, 2014
    5. If you would like professionals. Sam Jackson, Jul 6, 2014
      1. ...or DIY. Sam Jackson, Jul 6, 2014
    6. Batteries +. RobAGD, Jul 6, 2014
      1. second.... ydna, Jul 6, 2014
        1. Thirded.... J.Cook, Jul 7, 2014
    7. get the cell dimensions. Maker of Toys, Jul 8, 2014
  27. Doc the checkout wont work at your webstore. Jon English, Jul 5, 2014
    1. Should be fine.... Doc Nickel, Jul 7, 2014
      1. Order email. Jeff Pace, Jul 8, 2014
  28. Anyone with modular home experience?. Samson J. Bryant, Jul 4, 2014
    1. Not directly, watched it done. Bruce Bergman, Jul 4, 2014
      1. Worked in the induistry for a few years many years ago. Flounder, Jul 4, 2014
    2. From an insurance perspective. Caffiend, Jul 7, 2014
  29. Now Roger is awake. Doc's gonna need a prybar for sure. n/t. eddi, Jul 4, 2014
    1. When did Roger get the Adamantium Claws upgrade?. Bruce Bergman, Jul 4, 2014
      1. Adrenaline can harden and sharpen the dullest fingernails or claws n/t. eddi, Jul 4, 2014
      2. You think that's bad?. Anonymous Coward, Jul 5, 2014
    2. Thanks for the laugh, doc! N/T. digi_owl, Jul 4, 2014
      1. Hilarious!. Sleazey, Jul 4, 2014
        1. Too much Dew? N/T. digi_owl, Jul 5, 2014
    3. For a second I thought Doc must have a Chevy. Peter Sadlon, Jul 4, 2014
    4. Re: Now Roger is awake. Doc's gonna need a prybar for sure. n/t. Phoenix, Jul 5, 2014
      1. Doc draws some really good stuff. This is Hall Of Fame material n/t. eddi, Jul 5, 2014
    5. The real question is.... Chris, Jul 5, 2014
      1. Doc stopped.... eddi, Jul 6, 2014
        1. Well, what do you know? n/t. eddi, Jul 7, 2014
    6. To Me It Just Gets Funnier EveryTime I Read It (nt). Steve, Jul 6, 2014
  30. Color n' Holiday update.... Doc Nickel, Jul 4, 2014
    1. Re: Color n' Holiday update.... Xodiac, Jul 4, 2014
  31. America, Where Are You Now?. GladMech, Jul 4, 2014
  32. block foundation issues.... Chris, Jul 3, 2014
    1. with only access to the inside.... jkeyser14, Jul 3, 2014
      1. Similar Solution. GladMech, Jul 4, 2014
        1. re:. smorizio, Jul 4, 2014
    2. Don't just fill it in, channel the water away.. Bruce Bergman, Jul 4, 2014
      1. That was my plan for the planter.... Chris, Jul 4, 2014
        1. I had a similar problem. Kymation, Jul 4, 2014
    3. Don't just fill it in, channel the water away.. Bruce Bergman, Jul 4, 2014
    4. Have you looked into Sani-T-Red?. HTRN, Jul 5, 2014
    5. Good News / Bad News. Chris, Jul 5, 2014
      1. Exterior Drainage. Fred, Jul 7, 2014
        1. Other options. Renegade_Azzy, Jul 14, 2014
  33. B-29. Someone, Jul 2, 2014
    1. corection. Someone, Jul 2, 2014
    2. FYI -That's not me.. Someone, Jul 2, 2014
    3. Soon to be Two. The other one is named "DOC" :p. S7G, Jul 3, 2014
      1. And with 3D Printing getting on the cam.... CF, Jul 4, 2014
  34. Awesome... OniNoKen, Jul 2, 2014
    1. I've seen distracted drivers, but a distracted passenger is a new one.. eddi, Jul 2, 2014
    2. I go with heads! NT. Donkey, Jul 2, 2014
    3. I've known a few people like that n/t. Bergman, Jul 3, 2014
  35. US maker of electroluminecent items?. Renegade_Azzy, Jul 2, 2014
    1. The Thomas Register is your Friend. Ari, Jul 2, 2014
  36. Whiteboard 7/2: Well, that answers the previous question.... tmk, Jul 2, 2014
    1. Indubitably... Indubitably..... Louis-Paul, Jul 2, 2014
    2. LOL!. Daniel Meyer, Jul 2, 2014
    3. This is why Suicide Doors are called that.... Bruce Bergman, Jul 3, 2014
      1. I'm sure he was wearing one... Was. n/t. eddi, Jul 3, 2014
  37. TWB 7/2. Dastardly Dan, Jul 2, 2014
    1. Some of Doc's strips need a warning label. n/t. eddi, Jul 2, 2014
    2. waterproof & dishwasher safe. Bergman, Jul 3, 2014
  38. Whiteboard 6/30: ...Roger must be =really= distracted.... tmk, Jun 30, 2014
    1. Also... (Spoilers). Murph, Jun 30, 2014
      1. Darn, beaten to it. Pilchard123, Jun 30, 2014
  39. O-ring size?. S7G, Jun 29, 2014
    1. The one on the top?. Dan Voils, Jun 30, 2014
      1. Thanks. S7G, Jun 30, 2014
  40. Ramrod Freak Front - just because. Jeffrey Pace, Jun 27, 2014
    1. Doc, in case you were wondering what the angel a1 freak backs were for. Jeffrey Pace, Jun 27, 2014
      1. You are an odd, odd person.... Doc Nickel, Jun 27, 2014
        1. entertaining. Jeffrey Pace, Jun 27, 2014
          1. Hip Waders came as an option. NT. Nighthawke, Jun 27, 2014
        2. I wrote more than a few reviews for APG.... Dan Voils, Jun 28, 2014
          1. Somehow I am not surprised.... Doc Nickel, Jul 1, 2014
            1. Paintball reviews. swiftblade13, Jul 1, 2014
              1. If I have to read between the lines to get the message.... Bruce Bergman, Jul 3, 2014
  41. Custom laser diffaction heads, or at least thats what i think I need. Renegade_Azzy, Jun 27, 2014
    1. re: logo. smorizio, Jun 27, 2014
      1. Low tech application. Renegade_Azzy, Jun 27, 2014
    2. I seem to recall.... Doc Nickel, Jun 27, 2014
      1. Thats the idea. Renegade_Azzy, Jun 27, 2014
    3. here some units from over seas that make them.. smorizio, Jun 27, 2014
      1. Try AliExpress. Bruce, Jun 28, 2014
      2. those are frequently called 'puddle lights' n/t. Anonymous Coward, Jun 28, 2014
    4. A thought.... Greebo, Jun 29, 2014
      1. Custom Lens. Greebo, Jun 29, 2014
      2. Re: A thought.... Renegade_Azzy, Jun 29, 2014
    5. Projection. Maker of Toys, Jul 2, 2014
      1. Brass is a good idea. Renegade_Azzy, Jul 6, 2014
  42. Email addresses on posts missing?. Salda007, Jun 27, 2014
    1. Plus it shows the posts you are replying to better. n/t. Dan Voils, Jun 28, 2014
    2. Antispam security.... Doc Nickel, Jul 1, 2014
  43. This was an intriguing little project.... Doc Nickel, Jun 26, 2014
    1. You are a clever little dickens, you know that?. Jeb Hoge, Jun 26, 2014
      1. That's why I get the big bucks.. Doc Nickel, Jun 27, 2014
        1. 'Ere now! No crank-yanking, you!. tmk, Jun 27, 2014
    2. So is that the sleeves sticking out of the end of the barrel?. Justin, Jun 26, 2014
      1. Barrel retention. eddi, Jun 26, 2014
      2. There's loads of race cars in AL.. OXX, Jun 26, 2014
        1. There's plenty in AK as well. Doc Nickel, Jun 26, 2014
        2. Whoops :D. Justin, Jun 28, 2014
    3. What's the rifle caliber?. OXX, Jun 26, 2014
      1. Not sure.... Doc Nickel, Jun 26, 2014
        1. Most likely a common long rifle caliber.. Nighthawke, Jun 29, 2014
          1. +1. Zach S, Jul 10, 2014
            1. Pressures on the breach. Nighthawke, Jul 13, 2014
    4. Just remember. Shalom, Jun 26, 2014
      1. Gesundheit!! n/t. eddi, Jun 27, 2014
      2. Mojor oops there.. MephitMark, Jun 27, 2014
    5. That's a cool piece.... Spike, Jun 27, 2014
    6. jnformation?. Allen Williams, Jul 3, 2014
      1. Contact info.... Doc Nickel, Jul 3, 2014
    7. TFB article. cwegga, Jul 3, 2014
  44. Alaska bear falls through skylight, eats all the cupcakes. Mr. Spoon, Jun 26, 2014
    1. article is funny, Title is better n/t. Jeff Pace, Jun 26, 2014
  45. Photo from chicago paintball...repost from the boss.. smorizio, Jun 23, 2014
    1. ...Good Gravy.. tmk, Jun 24, 2014
    2. Thought for a sec that was one of Doc's paint grenades. n/t. eddi, Jun 24, 2014
    3. The best defense.... Machtyn, Jun 24, 2014
    4. Nooooo! I didn't wipe.... Hey that puddle was on the field!!!!. Squirlly, Jun 24, 2014
    5. Sounds like.... Zayden, Jun 24, 2014
    6. here some more mud photos from online.. smorizio, Jun 24, 2014
      1. Re: here some more mud photos from online.. Shadowydreamer, Jun 25, 2014
        1. dont think four finger message.. smorizio, Jun 25, 2014
    7. I have to say. caffiend, Jun 24, 2014
      1. Shutter speed.... Salda007, Jun 25, 2014
        1. Nice math. Bruce, Jun 26, 2014
          1. EXIF data.... Salda007, Jun 27, 2014
        2. heisenburg is spinning in his uncertainty-principal grave. ydna, Jun 26, 2014
          1. Or, is he?. Hans, Jun 29, 2014
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