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  1. Need electrical help, bypass trigger on 3V Fart Gun with 6V Motion Sensor. secretweaponevan, Oct 27, 2015
    1. Some quick thoughts. James, Oct 27, 2015
      1. I was hoping.... secretweaponevan, Oct 27, 2015
        1. Maybe.... James, Oct 27, 2015
      2. Found a 5V single pole relay 15 miles away. secretweaponevan, Oct 28, 2015
        1. I did some checking. James, Oct 28, 2015
          1. You're the best!. secretweaponevan, Oct 28, 2015
          2. Found a datasheet. Bruce, Oct 28, 2015
            1. Thank you.. secretweaponevan, Oct 28, 2015
    2. SUCCESS!. secretweaponevan, Oct 28, 2015
      1. YES!!!. James, Oct 28, 2015
    3. Video of it working:. secretweaponevan, Oct 29, 2015
  2. First Tuesday comic Thank you Doc. n/t. eddi, Oct 27, 2015
    1. Ditto...Thanks Doc. neocool00, Oct 27, 2015
  3. angels. weber, Oct 27, 2015
    1. 8 years?. Jeff Pace, Oct 29, 2015
      1. Re: 8 years?. Dave H, Oct 30, 2015
  4. Thanks. Osterdog, Oct 27, 2015
  5. Recipe for pressure washer Pump Saver, anyone?. Bruce Bergman, Oct 26, 2015
    1. Re: Recipe for pressure washer Pump Saver, anyone?. Irregular Logic, Oct 26, 2015
  6. surprised no one mentioned.... sonicrock, Oct 26, 2015
    1. She's got two big advantages ALA Radar O'Reilly. Bruce Bergman, Oct 26, 2015
    2. Another prediction. James, Oct 26, 2015
      1. Who does she replace, though?. Nohbody, Oct 26, 2015
  7. Starting up a new car project, to run the 2018 "One Lap of America". Hans Haase, Oct 26, 2015
    1. Luggage & parts trailer?. Bruce Bergman, Oct 26, 2015
      1. Permitted and common. Hans Haase, Oct 27, 2015
    2. say your car in a summer movie..... smorizio, Oct 27, 2015
      1. Poor thing, but at least they got the car right.. Hans Haase, Oct 27, 2015
        1. 7500?. Snowtroll, Oct 28, 2015
  8. Call for angel and eblade autococker artwork/photos. Jeff Pace, Oct 26, 2015
    1. Just out of curiosity.... Dave H, Oct 27, 2015
      1. Depends on modes, etc. Jeff Pace, Oct 27, 2015
        1. Okay, thanks.. Dave H, Oct 27, 2015
    2. Re: Call for angel and eblade autococker artwork/photos. B.O.B., Oct 28, 2015
  9. You know you have been reading TWB too much when... Chloe, Oct 26, 2015
    1. Took me a minute. Dave H, Oct 26, 2015
    2. I saw that today too.... James, Oct 26, 2015
  10. Every time I've seen Doc in the strip over the last few weeks all I can think is...... SquirllyOH, Oct 26, 2015
  11. Believe it or not, I went to look at another lathe.... Doc Nickel, Oct 25, 2015
    1. I have one of those. Ydna-zds, Oct 26, 2015
      1. What quirks?. Doc Nickel, Oct 26, 2015
        1. just nitpicks. Ydna-zds, Oct 26, 2015
  12. Someone made an AK47 out of a shovel.. Shalom, Oct 25, 2015
    1. Original build thread link.... Salda007, Oct 26, 2015
  13. Is Schlock Mercenary down for anyone else?. Fubarius, Oct 24, 2015
    1. Me too. Bruce, Oct 24, 2015
    2. you might like to know about this website. FireFrenzy, Oct 24, 2015
      1. Oh, I checked that right away of course.... Fubarius, Oct 24, 2015
    3. Like all decent people.... Chloe, Oct 24, 2015
      1. Re: Like all decent people.... Dave H, Oct 25, 2015
    4. Works for me 2 AM PDT Oct 25. n/t. eddi, Oct 25, 2015
    5. Alt Site(s). NotTheSpy, Oct 25, 2015
  14. Aw, crap.... Doc Nickel, Oct 23, 2015
    1. Yep. Brogatar, Oct 23, 2015
    2. Each and every week. MarkT, Oct 23, 2015
      1. Well or until some people cancel their patreon and it drops below the threshold... n/t. FireFrenzy, Oct 24, 2015
        1. D'oh!. Cpt. Obvious, Oct 24, 2015
      2. Re: Each and every week. And Doc is younger than you think, Oct 24, 2015
    3. MWAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!. Bruce, Oct 23, 2015
      1. Hey now..... Doc Nickel, Oct 23, 2015
        1. Besides... Chloe, Oct 23, 2015
          1. Heh heh. Brogatar, Oct 23, 2015
        2. That gives me an idea. Bruce, Oct 24, 2015
          1. I dont think doc is eating enough bad stuff that he might die before finishing his vision. FireFrenzy, Oct 24, 2015
            1. I was *just* talking about that.... Doc Nickel, Oct 24, 2015
              1. A bit tangled up, yeah..... Snowtroll, Oct 24, 2015
                1. it's hard to out do Sluggy.... Fubarius, Oct 24, 2015
                  1. I have to admit.... Doc Nickel, Oct 24, 2015
                    1. The Problem With A Saga. jwhouk, Oct 24, 2015
                      1. The payoff.... Doc Nickel, Oct 24, 2015
                        1. Jeez, but you're impatient.. tmk, Oct 24, 2015
                          1. Dresden.... NotTheSpy, Oct 25, 2015
                            1. to be fair.... tmk, Oct 25, 2015
                              1. You are right. NotTheSpy, Oct 25, 2015
                            2. Re: Dresden.... Brogatar, Nov 3, 2015
                        2. Bill and Barry. Jwhouk, Oct 25, 2015
                          1. General Belief is fine for religions.... Dave H, Oct 25, 2015
                        3. Does all 'plot threads' need to be resolved?. Snowtroll, Oct 25, 2015
                          1. All? No. Some? Yes.. Doc Nickel, Oct 26, 2015
                    2. Re: I have to admit.... Shadowydreamer, Oct 27, 2015
              2. Girl Genius is breaking my heart!. lurker5253, Oct 24, 2015
                1. The Foglios Have Their Hugos.... CF, Oct 24, 2015
                  1. They only announced the refusal for one reason.... Snowtroll, Oct 24, 2015
                    1. Digger. James, Oct 24, 2015
                      1. Also, keep hankies around, just in case.... Snowtroll, Oct 25, 2015
                    2. One problem with that.... CF, Oct 25, 2015
  15. Waitaminute.... CF, Oct 22, 2015
    1. Leave it to Doc to get properly creative.... eddi, Oct 23, 2015
  16. 4th TWB strip?. Doc Nickel, Oct 21, 2015
    1. I vote Sunday. Flying Wrench, Oct 21, 2015
    2. A weekend strip might be nice. Dave H, Oct 21, 2015
    3. Another option:. Doc Nickel, Oct 21, 2015
      1. Enter the Cliffhanger Thursday.... Danish Lurker, Oct 21, 2015
      2. I like that idea. n/t. eddi, Oct 21, 2015
      3. Whatever works best for you. neocool00, Oct 22, 2015
        1. I agree, do whatever works for you! n/t. FireFrenzy, Oct 22, 2015
    4. Make it Random. Romulan Sith, Oct 22, 2015
      1. This troll approves! n/t. Snowtroll, Oct 23, 2015
    5. Never Could Get The Hang of.... jwhouk, Oct 23, 2015
    6. Upgrade to Sunday Special at $800 Ala Shclock Mercenary? NT. Mawson, Oct 24, 2015
      1. There's a limit.... Doc Nickel, Oct 24, 2015
        1. Interesting times. Chloe, Oct 24, 2015
        2. Lightbulb. NotTheSpy, Oct 25, 2015
          1. Because doc enjoys drawing it?. Snowtroll, Oct 26, 2015
  17. Today's Patreon Plug. Flying Wrench, Oct 21, 2015
    1. I was totally guessing that was.... OXX23, Oct 21, 2015
      1. Brown, Doc? n/t. Danish Lurker, Oct 21, 2015
    2. Just clipart.... Doc Nickel, Oct 21, 2015
      1. Ok I was just about to post.... JozsefC, Oct 21, 2015
        1. Is that what they called them?. Doc Nickel, Oct 21, 2015
          1. Looked it up once. JozsefC, Oct 21, 2015
      2. NO ONE EXPECTS THE SPANISH INQUISITION! NT. Mawson, Oct 24, 2015
  18. Yet Another of Doc's Patented Boring-As-Hell Camera-Card-Dump Specials!. Doc Nickel, Oct 20, 2015
    1. A technical question about one pic.... JozsefC, Oct 21, 2015
      1. It seems more likely that.... veryseveralbeers, Oct 21, 2015
        1. Master of his domain - and yours too. Dave H, Oct 21, 2015
      2. The Cats.. Doc Nickel, Oct 21, 2015
        1. Cat and EBC, nice :P. JozsefC, Oct 21, 2015
    2. POR-15. JeepWranglerIs91, Oct 23, 2015
  19. Butter with Muggy Weld, fill with E601X?. Stu Friedberg, Oct 20, 2015
    1. From out of left field.... Irregular Logic, Oct 20, 2015
      1. Ja, that's a bit of wild ball. Stu Friedberg, Oct 20, 2015
    2. From out of left field.... Irregular Logic, Oct 20, 2015
    3. Adhesives?. Josh, Oct 20, 2015
      1. Epoxy need not apply :-). Stu Friedberg, Oct 20, 2015
        1. What would W Osborne do?. tk_hallus, Oct 22, 2015
          1. Wire you asking?. Dave H, Oct 23, 2015
          2. Not a simple ring, not practical to shrink a band around it. Stu Friedberg, Oct 23, 2015
      2. Please.... Doc Nickel, Oct 20, 2015
        1. Re: Please.... Josh, Oct 21, 2015
          1. Strength.... Doc Nickel, Oct 21, 2015
    4. Can it be replaced?. James, Oct 20, 2015
    5. Good question.... Doc Nickel, Oct 20, 2015
  20. Jinx?. Snowtroll, Oct 19, 2015
    1. It's called Tag Team!. SquirllyOH, Oct 19, 2015
      1. I can't wait.... Dave H, Oct 19, 2015
      2. "THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!". CF, Oct 19, 2015
  21. [OT][KS]Tabletop gaming.... Snowtroll, Oct 18, 2015
  22. Finally had time to finish :). JozsefC, Oct 17, 2015
    1. Awesome work!. Dave H, Oct 17, 2015
      1. Could be a square.. Greyryder, Oct 17, 2015
        1. It is indeed a square n/t. JozsefC, Oct 17, 2015
          1. Right. Thanks! (n/t). Dave H, Oct 17, 2015
      2. I didn't consider him a southpaw.... JozsefC, Oct 17, 2015
    2. Looks Great!. Greyryder, Oct 17, 2015
    3. Dew the mallet! Nice. n/t. eddi, Oct 17, 2015
    4. That's awesome!. Doc Nickel, Oct 20, 2015
  23. Doc's paint. JozsefC, Oct 17, 2015
    1. Recoloring strips.... Doc Nickel, Oct 20, 2015
      1. Re: paint color. Salda007, Oct 20, 2015
  24. TWB - 10-16-2015. Machtyn, Oct 16, 2015
    1. Now how to distract Doc long enough to home in on the cloak's noise. n/t. eddi, Oct 16, 2015
      1. Didn't Roger mention dropping a six of Dew nearby? (n/t). Dave H, Oct 18, 2015
    2. This scene.... JozsefC, Oct 16, 2015
      1. For That Matter.... CF, Oct 17, 2015
        1. Bullet Time or more accurately Splash Time n/t. eddi, Oct 17, 2015
      2. just saw it. GladMech, Oct 18, 2015
  25. Doc, could you refine this?. Romulan Sith, Oct 16, 2015
    1. The problem with that scene.... Snowtroll, Oct 16, 2015
      1. There's lots of problems with that scene.... Doc Nickel, Oct 16, 2015
        1. Old roofs.... Snowtroll, Oct 16, 2015
        2. Indirect lighting of Mayan artifacts. James, Oct 16, 2015
          1. Once again, if you need an expert on a subject, you WILL find one on the Guild. Fubarius, Oct 17, 2015
            1. Yup... If you need a random brainy person this is where you look.... FireFrenzy, Oct 18, 2015
          2. While I agree.... Doc Nickel, Oct 20, 2015
        3. True but if Doc got inspired.... Romulan Sith, Oct 17, 2015
        4. timing. jereth, Oct 19, 2015
          1. Timing change.... Doc Nickel, Oct 20, 2015
  26. TWB: Casi's Patreon plug is ADORABLE!. Mawson, Oct 16, 2015
    1. Ayup n/t. FireFrenzy, Oct 18, 2015
    2. Throwing money... Chloe, Oct 18, 2015
  27. Need some help remembering what's what with older regs.. ShatterStorm, Oct 14, 2015
    1. Not sure CO2 is the way to go. MarkT, Oct 14, 2015
      1. Re: Not sure CO2 is the way to go. ShatterStorm, Oct 14, 2015
        1. Co2 reg setup. Kylekatern, Oct 14, 2015
    2. What you are looking for allready exists. Tim, Oct 14, 2015
    3. Several things:. Doc Nickel, Oct 14, 2015
      1. Re: Several things:. ShatterStorm, Oct 14, 2015
        1. bulk co2. paintballsycho, Oct 15, 2015
      2. Or a "wheelless trailer" platform works.. Bruce Bergman, Oct 15, 2015
    4. At home use a compressor, portable get a bulk tank.. Bruce Bergman, Oct 15, 2015
    5. I'll be the buzzkill.... sniper1rfa, Oct 15, 2015
      1. Re: I'll be the buzzkill.... ShatterStorm, Oct 16, 2015
        1. Palmer's regs.... Doc Nickel, Oct 16, 2015
          1. Old Maxflo?. paintballsycho, Oct 16, 2015
        2. Reg sources. Hey_Allen, Oct 16, 2015
    6. Depending on the tool in question.... Kelvandor, Oct 19, 2015
  28. TWB 2015-10-14: I think I see where this is going. Dave H, Oct 14, 2015
    1. Not showing up.... DinkyInky, Oct 15, 2015
      1. Go Direct.... Der Alta, Oct 15, 2015
      2. Sorry, that glitch was my fault.... Doc Nickel, Oct 15, 2015
  29. Old magazine article about paintball.... Doc Nickel, Oct 13, 2015
    1. Speaking of dirty pictures. Dave H, Oct 14, 2015
      1. I knew somebody would bring that up.... Doc Nickel, Oct 14, 2015
        1. Can't argue with that assessment. Dave H, Oct 15, 2015
    2. G&A. Renegade_Azzy, Oct 14, 2015
      1. They do?. Doc Nickel, Oct 14, 2015
  30. Possible TWB Glitch Warning. Doc Nickel, Oct 13, 2015
    1. Re: Possible TWB Glitch Warning. Dan Voils, Oct 14, 2015
  31. Venturi bolt design. Benefits and drawbacks. Discuss.... Casey, Oct 13, 2015
    1. There really aren't any benefits.... Doc Nickel, Oct 13, 2015
      1. Wow, what a response!. Casey, Oct 13, 2015
        1. I would really like a few more posts discussing this..... Casey, Oct 14, 2015
          1. Unfortunately.... Doc Nickel, Oct 14, 2015
            1. Thanks Doc!. Casey, Oct 15, 2015
  32. I really need help with this Fastback bolt.... Casey, Oct 11, 2015
    1. Picture of Fastback bolt compared to a Nexus Dart.... Casey, Oct 11, 2015
      1. Pic of my other Fastback bolt compared to the original. Casey, Oct 11, 2015
  33. New Patreon Rewards!. Doc Nickel, Oct 11, 2015
    1. Not patronizing you.... Snowtroll, Oct 12, 2015
    2. Also, posters?. Snowtroll, Oct 12, 2015
    3. I love it!!. Andrew, Oct 12, 2015
  34. Hey Doc, help!!. Thru-Hiker, Oct 11, 2015
    1. Help is on the way!. Doc Nickel, Oct 11, 2015
  35. Warning about Xaralta. Thru-Hiker, Oct 11, 2015
    1. Well that sucks. MarkT, Oct 11, 2015
    2. This really blows, but important info inside. Gambit, Oct 14, 2015
  36. More thoughts n' questions for the CNC Guilders..... Doc Nickel, Oct 11, 2015
    1. Stepper Motors in 10,000 words or less.. Hans, Oct 11, 2015
      1. Linear encoders.... Doc Nickel, Oct 11, 2015
        1. I'll check a few part numbers tomorrow.. Hans, Oct 11, 2015
        2. Encoders.... Snowtroll, Oct 12, 2015
        3. Encoders. Al-Hala, Oct 13, 2015
    2. Re: More thoughts n' questions for the CNC Guilders..... Al-Hala, Oct 13, 2015
  37. Need a weird spanner wrench for an ancient P-trap drain plug.. Shalom, Oct 10, 2015
    1. Re: Need a weird spanner wrench for an ancient P-trap drain plug.. Waub, Oct 10, 2015
    2. Doesn't need to be slotted. Bruce, Oct 11, 2015
      1. Well we got it off.. Shalom, Oct 25, 2015
  38. "Wookie Wedding Dress". Dan Voils, Oct 10, 2015
    1. Oh crap! I'd lost all of that!. goldie, Oct 11, 2015
    2. would there be an easy way to send all of that to me?. goldie, Oct 11, 2015
      1. Sure. Dan Voils, Oct 12, 2015
        1. Link. Dan Voils, Oct 12, 2015
          1. I really wish I'd mirrored the ebay auction.. goldie, Oct 12, 2015
            1. Me too. Dan Voils, Oct 13, 2015
  39. Strange car issue. veryseveralbeers, Oct 9, 2015
    1. Re: Strange car issue. Grumley, Oct 9, 2015
      1. car issue. smorizio, Oct 10, 2015
        1. recalls. smorizio, Oct 10, 2015
          1. service info. smorizio, Oct 10, 2015
            1. I had a similar problem. hp_lovecraft, Oct 11, 2015
              1. Thanks guys (nt). veryseveralbeers, Oct 11, 2015
    2. You found it and passed right over it.... Bruce Bergman, Oct 11, 2015
  40. Must be.... Vern, Oct 9, 2015
  41. Docbuster Armor?. Greyryder, Oct 9, 2015
    1. It's explained just below the comic, Lower Right hand side.. SquirllyOH, Oct 9, 2015
      1. I woulda went with 'Doc Smash!'. Peter Sadlon, Oct 9, 2015
      2. Seriously.... DinkyInky, Oct 9, 2015
        1. Seriously .... Khan Fused, Oct 9, 2015
          1. Jinx's fault for scaring her like that n/t. eddi, Oct 9, 2015
      3. How did I miss that? /nt. Greyryder, Oct 9, 2015
    2. For the sake of completeness. Nohbody, Oct 9, 2015
  42. Hmmm what about?. Romulan Sith, Oct 8, 2015
    1. FAIL. CF, Oct 8, 2015
      1. CORNERS! That's IT!. jwhouk, Oct 8, 2015
        1. Re: CORNERS! That's IT!. Nohbody, Oct 8, 2015
        2. You haven't been paying attention have you?. lordlundar, Oct 9, 2015
          1. Like a Romulian Warbird.... eddi, Oct 9, 2015
    2. Dynasty Train! n/t. Unforgiven691, Oct 9, 2015
  43. angels. weber, Oct 7, 2015
  44. TWB 10-07-15 There goes my idea. n/t. eddi, Oct 6, 2015
    1. Re: TWB 10-07-15 There goes my idea. n/t. Shadowydreamer, Oct 7, 2015
      1. He's looking for an unpainted spot. n/t. eddi, Oct 8, 2015
      2. Re: TWB 10-07-15 There goes my idea. n/t. lordlundar, Oct 8, 2015
  45. Fastback bolt fits too tightly in the breech. Casey, Oct 5, 2015
    1. I measured the bolts.. Casey, Oct 6, 2015
    2. Couldn't you just.... James, Oct 6, 2015
      1. I am not sure about that. Casey, Oct 6, 2015
        1. Send it in.. Doc Nickel, Oct 7, 2015
          1. Sounds great!. Casey, Oct 7, 2015
            1. Could you send me an email please.... Casey , Oct 7, 2015
              1. Wrong email.. Casey , Oct 7, 2015
                1. I will wait until I receive an email from you..... Casey, Oct 7, 2015
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