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  1. TWB: Comic Reflections. , Dec 23, 2013
    1. Not too far off.... , Dec 23, 2013
      1. People like you keep fruitcake makers employed n/t. eddi, Dec 23, 2013
        1. Gascard, for to and from the field. -kinda nt-. jonotwist, Dec 23, 2013
        2. Read it as "fruitcake marketers" n/t. digi_owl, Dec 25, 2013
      2. Here you go:. Someone, Dec 24, 2013
        1. Want. Retromash, Dec 24, 2013
  2. Making progress on my X-mas gifts for friends. jkeyser14, Dec 22, 2013
    1. How much beer do I have to buy to be your friend?. Deus Machina, Dec 22, 2013
      1. In that case. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 23, 2013
    2. I would love. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 23, 2013
      1. I'm honestly very surprised by the lack of custom anos. jkeyser14, Dec 23, 2013
        1. Ive seen a few. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 24, 2013
  3. A bit of Christmas past for some of us.. MephitMark, Dec 21, 2013
    1. Sand in everything.. eddi, Dec 22, 2013
    2. Ah back when toys were made to LAST.... n/t. , Dec 23, 2013
    3. Awesome! Thanks for posting! (n/t). Daniel Meyer, Dec 23, 2013
    4. When the toy doesn't need a kid to play.... derranged gadgeteer, Dec 30, 2013
  4. Interest? Ive got a laser cutter...... Renegade_Azzy, Dec 20, 2013
    1. Hell yes!. isuckatmoney, Dec 20, 2013
      1. Well.... Renegade_Azzy, Dec 21, 2013
    2. Can you cut thin wood slab with it?. , Dec 23, 2013
      1. Yep. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 24, 2013
  5. Winter Project (so far) photo dump. , Dec 19, 2013
    1. Verra nice! N/T. , Dec 19, 2013
    2. RE: Winter Project. , Dec 19, 2013
      1. close.... , Dec 20, 2013
        1. RE: Winter Project. , Dec 20, 2013
          1. diamond cut. , Dec 20, 2013
          2. In terms of thermodynamics, they're all wet.. Someone, Dec 20, 2013
          3. I would hazard to guess. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 21, 2013
            1. Interesting summary of all things/people HD. nt. , Dec 22, 2013
              1. Not all..... Renegade_Azzy, Dec 23, 2013
    3. Wow, that takes me back. Stu Friedberg, Dec 19, 2013
    4. Fat tires.... Snowtroll, Dec 20, 2013
      1. It's definitely a matter of personal taste. , Dec 20, 2013
        1. I know it's a matter of taste but.... skreemer, Dec 20, 2013
          1. brakes, cables, throttle, levers, etc. , Dec 20, 2013
        2. Always amazes me. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 20, 2013
    5. Nice!. , Dec 20, 2013
    6. If that swingarm doesnt work out. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 20, 2013
      1. GS400. , Dec 20, 2013
        1. Sure. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 20, 2013
    7. That thing is officially PIMPIN'. FireFrenzy, Dec 20, 2013
    8. oops, wish we could edit posts. , Dec 20, 2013
    9. Re: Winter Project (so far) photo dump. Shadowydreamer, Dec 21, 2013
  6. Options on workgloves?. FireFrenzy, Dec 19, 2013
    1. Recently entered Stockpick to, Hope you get some good suggestions. n/t. DanelawGCP, Dec 19, 2013
    2. I've always had good luck with Mechanix gloves. Michael, Dec 19, 2013
      1. I loved the basic Mechanix gloves. , Dec 19, 2013
      2. these ones?. FireFrenzy, Dec 19, 2013
        1. yeah man. , Dec 20, 2013
          1. Got a set of "buy it now"s. FireFrenzy, Dec 20, 2013
    3. Lots of options out there. CameraGuy, Dec 19, 2013
    4. Well it's a something. FireFrenzy, Dec 20, 2013
    5. We go through a lot of gloves at work. , Dec 20, 2013
  7. Help me out here ( possible future Scenario for 2014 event). Wolf, Dec 19, 2013
    1. Forgotten War. , Dec 20, 2013
    2. Two words. , Dec 20, 2013
  8. Has anyone visited MCarter Brown lately?. Michael, Dec 18, 2013
    1. Yes, yes it is.. tmk, Dec 18, 2013
  9. 18/12/13 strip. Chloe, Dec 18, 2013
    1. Re: 18/12/13 strip. CF, Dec 18, 2013
      1. Re: 18/12/13 strip. digi_owl, Dec 21, 2013
  10. I made chips!. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 18, 2013
    1. Warnng: proceed with caution!. MephitMark, Dec 18, 2013
    2. Ah, yes. . . the red-pill moment.. Maker of Toys, Dec 18, 2013
      1. Re: Ah, yes. . . the red-pill moment.. Shadowydreamer, Dec 19, 2013
        1. Ah, that's the kind of support we're expecting, though. Maker of Toys, Dec 19, 2013
          1. Sit back guys.... Renegade_Azzy, Dec 19, 2013
    3. Also, the simplest of realizations that drag you further into the Grease Side. Someone, Dec 19, 2013
    4. temporal distortion field. M Squared, Dec 19, 2013
      1. I just had one of those "Need it" problems. Someone, Dec 19, 2013
      2. Interesting thought on that. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 19, 2013
        1. It gets even wierder when you do it for a living... Anonymous Coward, Dec 19, 2013
    5. So... Whn are you getting your own CnC mill?. Snowtroll, Dec 19, 2013
      1. For now? Not gonna.. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 19, 2013
  11. TWB 12/18/13 I thought paintball was therapeutic. n/t. eddi, Dec 18, 2013
    1. Next question:. Someone, Dec 18, 2013
  12. TWB : Whatever happened to the 3-(wo)man tourney?. Jay, Dec 17, 2013
    1. Ditto (NT). tagcrea, Dec 18, 2013
    2. I think it rolled under Doc N's tool bench.... eddi, Dec 18, 2013
    3. Re: TWB : Whatever happened to the 3-(wo)man tourney?. Jay, Jan 17, 2014
  13. Home Radiation Detector. , Dec 17, 2013
    1. Get a real Geiger counter...... fredb, Dec 17, 2013
      1. Agreed.... , Dec 17, 2013
        1. for that Kearny Fallout Meter like DV wrote nt. fredb, Dec 17, 2013
        2. Dean Ing novel. Steve, Dec 17, 2013
          1. There's an author name I haven't heard in a while. Skreemer, Dec 18, 2013
            1. Re: Dean Ing.... eddi, Dec 18, 2013
              1. Age may play a bit into it as well. Skreemer, Dec 18, 2013
                1. Re: Age may play a bit into it as well. Shadowydreamer, Dec 18, 2013
    2. Kearny Fallout Meter or KFM NT. DV, Dec 17, 2013
      1. Re: Kearny Fallout Meter or KFM NT. Waub, Dec 17, 2013
        1. Brilliant! NT. , Dec 18, 2013
    3. Impractical DIY answer:. Robert The Addled, Dec 18, 2013
  14. TWB: 12/16/2013 For the man who has everything.... Wolf, Dec 16, 2013
    1. Stupid question time. Nohbody, Dec 16, 2013
      1. Old old gun.... Murph, Dec 16, 2013
        1. .70 was nothign. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 16, 2013
          1. Heck, I have a couple that have .80 caliber barrels.... , Dec 16, 2013
            1. lazerball?. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 16, 2013
      2. Bad?. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 16, 2013
    2. That trigger guard and grip look like a WW2 Nambu.... eddi, Dec 16, 2013
    3. One lone voice raised in support of the Jaguar (kinda).... , Dec 16, 2013
      1. So it's the Chauchat of paintball markers.... , Dec 17, 2013
        1. From what I have seen and read. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 18, 2013
          1. Trouble is any firearm designed for actual field use.... eddi, Dec 18, 2013
    4. and it goes like this. B, Dec 17, 2013
  15. What I have been working on....(non-PB related). , Dec 14, 2013
    1. Oh, and some gratitious gun porn from the range. , Dec 14, 2013
    2. linky b0rken:. tmk, Dec 14, 2013
      1. link fixed. , Dec 14, 2013
    3. I'll see your lower and raise you eight uppers. jkeyser14, Dec 15, 2013
      1. **drops monicle**. , Dec 16, 2013
      2. How do you cut the handle slots??. , Dec 17, 2013
        1. I'm not sure what area you mean?. jkeyser14, Dec 17, 2013
    4. Nice spatter machine.. MephitMark, Dec 15, 2013
      1. Nope, CNC Masters Max. , Dec 16, 2013
  16. Wave solder machine, December update. Hans, Dec 14, 2013
    1. Shaded pole motor.... , Dec 15, 2013
      1. Not a bad idea there, will have to look into it. Hans, Dec 15, 2013
        1. Stick a probe there for one of those 1/4-DIN Controllers. , Dec 15, 2013
          1. Stop giving me ideas..... Hans, Dec 15, 2013
            1. Re: Stop giving me ideas..... , Dec 15, 2013
            2. Don't need to give you ideas - Logic does that.... , Dec 16, 2013
  17. Anyone here know anything about appliance repair?. DK1, Dec 14, 2013
    1. Front loaders are complex enough where RTFM.... , Dec 14, 2013
      1. Hrmmm... the repair manual says. DK1, Dec 14, 2013
        1. Ahah, the hinge.... DK1, Dec 14, 2013
          1. Re: Ahah, the hinge.... , Dec 14, 2013
            1. Start with the simple stuff?. Attic Rat, Dec 15, 2013
  18. Nate. Bought a house- let the projects commence!, Dec 13, 2013
    1. Why can I not figure this forum out!?. Nate, Dec 13, 2013
      1. Don't fret. A lot of us have reversed the postal polarity like that. n/t. eddi, Dec 13, 2013
        1. Just as long as you don't cross the streams - That would be bad.... , Dec 15, 2013
      2. Re: Why can I not figure this forum out!?. Shadowydreamer, Dec 13, 2013
    2. LIGHTS and POWER. Maker of Toys, Dec 13, 2013
      1. Good and useful advice. Archived.. Pilgrim3, Dec 13, 2013
        1. Epoxy floor in garage Solid Color - Do Not use Sprinkles. , Dec 14, 2013
          1. Right on with the solid color!. Nate, Dec 15, 2013
            1. Painted plexiglass worked for me. JCHoefer, Dec 16, 2013
          2. Amen to solid color!. Snowtroll, Dec 15, 2013
            1. Just sweeping isn't enough. , Dec 15, 2013
              1. Yea, well.... Snowtroll, Dec 15, 2013
          3. epoxy and sprinkles. , Dec 17, 2013
      2. Lighting. Lighting, Dec 14, 2013
        1. new home. , Dec 14, 2013
          1. Asbestos- more details?. Nate, Dec 15, 2013
            1. insulation. , Dec 15, 2013
              1. Thanks. Nate, Dec 15, 2013
            2. products. , Dec 15, 2013
            3. products. , Dec 15, 2013
            4. Remember: Asbestos is a concern, not a Freak Out Panic.. , Dec 15, 2013
    3. Great so far- thanks! And more details.... Nate, Dec 15, 2013
      1. rebates.. , Dec 15, 2013
        1. Whoa.... Nate, Dec 15, 2013
        2. energy loans. , Dec 15, 2013
      2. 1954 might be first-gen Romex, but probably Conduit.. , Dec 15, 2013
      3. tax rebates. , Dec 15, 2013
  19. Would love to post up what I have been working on..... Renegade_Azzy, Dec 13, 2013
    1. I'm starting to hate NDA's myself.... , Dec 14, 2013
      1. Still have my Crossfire RamRod (Spyder)!. JCHoefer, Dec 16, 2013
        1. Angel ramrod. , Dec 16, 2013
      2. I remember those days. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 16, 2013
        1. What, this old thing?. , Dec 16, 2013
          1. I love that gun...... Renegade_Azzy, Dec 16, 2013
  20. Lurker's BL Insight NG video. BL4LIFE, Dec 13, 2013
    1. Re: Lurker's BL Insight NG video. shockwave, Dec 13, 2013
      1. Oh. Had me worried. nt. BL4LIFE, Dec 13, 2013
  21. Doc hanging out with a buddy... , Dec 12, 2013
    1. Did you SEE the size of that bear's paws? n/t. eddi, Dec 12, 2013
    2. SANTA! (N/T). , Dec 13, 2013
    3. What if that IS actually Doc!?!. OXX, Dec 13, 2013
      1. That would explain why we've never seen a pic of doc's face. swiftblade13, Dec 14, 2013
        1. Re: That would explain why we've never seen a pic of doc's face. , Dec 14, 2013
  22. Random machine .gifs. GruntDoc, Dec 12, 2013
  23. Making Aluminum castings from fire ant colonies.. , Dec 11, 2013
    1. OK now that was cool...nt. BigMatt, Dec 11, 2013
    2. They are fire ants. , Dec 11, 2013
      1. And hard to get rid of by normal means n/t. eddi, Dec 11, 2013
        1. you aint kidding on that.. uglydwarf, Dec 12, 2013
          1. Re: you aint kidding on that.. , Dec 12, 2013
            1. we had an idiot city boy set up his biovac over a fire ant nest once. , Dec 13, 2013
              1. Re: we had an idiot city boy set up his biovac over a fire ant nest once. , Dec 13, 2013
              2. Always respect the locals. They know what's going on. n/t. eddi, Dec 13, 2013
    3. Very cool. Now anodize it. :) nt. OXX, Dec 11, 2013
    4. Pretty damn small for a fire ant colony. CTPatt, Dec 12, 2013
      1. Limited by liquid time of the metal. , Dec 12, 2013
        1. Touche (nt). CTPatt, Dec 13, 2013
    5. Re: Making Aluminum castings from fire ant colonies.. Nohbody, Dec 12, 2013
      1. Just read the comments section.... MadLarkin, Dec 12, 2013
        1. Re: Just read the comments section.... , Dec 12, 2013
        2. put a fire ant mound in the whiner's back yards. uglydwarf, Dec 12, 2013
        3. weird differences in comments.... ydna, Dec 12, 2013
      2. Re: Making Aluminum castings from fire ant colonies.. , Dec 12, 2013
  24. I got paintball Karma'd in a bad bad way. , Dec 11, 2013
    1. Re: I got paintball Karma'd in a bad bad way. CF, Dec 11, 2013
      1. excellent question. , Dec 11, 2013
  25. OT? dry-erase notebook.... Snowtrol, Dec 11, 2013
    1. Well... Maybe.... Attic Rat, Dec 11, 2013
      1. Page 1. , Dec 12, 2013
  26. Thought for the day. , Dec 11, 2013
    1. *groans*. , Dec 12, 2013
    2. Pun of the Year. (N/T). jwhouk, Dec 12, 2013
  27. The machines that made machines... big. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 10, 2013
    1. I kept trying to find the surface plate.... , Dec 10, 2013
      1. Today, there's self leveling floor finishes... HTRN, Dec 10, 2013
    2. Thank you.... eddi, Dec 10, 2013
    3. I know I'd seen the "Mesta" name before. MarkF, Dec 11, 2013
      1. Here you go. , Dec 11, 2013
        1. That's it! Thanks. nt. MarkF, Dec 11, 2013
      2. One more. , Dec 11, 2013
    4. Great find!. Wolf13, Dec 12, 2013
  28. Tef's Wheelstand: Making sucking at racing games more comfortable since 2013. [Pictures]. , Dec 9, 2013
    1. Not bad!. , Dec 10, 2013
    2. Re: Tef's Wheelstand: Making sucking at racing games more comfortable since 2013. [Pictures]. Shadowydreamer, Dec 10, 2013
    3. That is actually very marketable, especially to sim pilots or drivers.. Nighthawke, Dec 12, 2013
  29. Hot Cocoa. , Dec 9, 2013
  30. Is that an arm in the rubble pile?!. TM, Dec 9, 2013
    1. Orange and white color.... eddi, Dec 9, 2013
      1. Nope, not Swampy.. Nohbody, Dec 9, 2013
        1. I think we just found Swampy. n/t. eddi, Dec 11, 2013
    2. I hope it's rubber (NT). Anonymous Coward, Dec 9, 2013
      1. Remember the last time a Rubber arm was used?. Irregular Logic, Dec 9, 2013
    3. I hope it's rubber (NT). Anonymous Coward, Dec 9, 2013
    4. And a missile embedded in the ceiling.... Attic Rat, Dec 9, 2013
      1. Back to normal.... eddi, Dec 9, 2013
        1. Re: Back to normal.... , Dec 11, 2013
      2. Re: And a missile embedded in the ceiling.... digi_owl, Dec 9, 2013
    5. I think it's Rainy. Nighthawke, Dec 9, 2013
  31. Now THAT'S a tooth. (TWB 12-9-13). jwhouk, Dec 9, 2013
    1. All I have to say.... , Dec 9, 2013
  32. Made some wood grips for my new toy. , Dec 7, 2013
    1. What model is that? I've never seen a revolver styled PB gun before. n/t. eddi, Dec 8, 2013
      1. its a DRV.... Nobody, Dec 8, 2013
        1. Fascinating. Thank you.. eddi, Dec 8, 2013
    2. Kind of like it better unfinished. nt. THAT guy, Dec 8, 2013
    3. Those are awesome!. manike, Dec 10, 2013
      1. They were great, and now hard to find. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 10, 2013
        1. if you're looking... , Dec 10, 2013
          1. Its a 2245. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 11, 2013
        2. wood grips. , Dec 11, 2013
          1. Awesome, thanks! nt. , Dec 12, 2013
  33. Thanks, Doc! Pacific Rim Cameo. GipsyDanger, Dec 7, 2013
    1. I thought so.. , Dec 8, 2013
    2. oh, THAT sword?. , Dec 16, 2013
  34. Doc's Advent, Day 6: The Monster, part 7.... , Dec 7, 2013
  35. TWB 12/6/2013. Torinir, Dec 6, 2013
    1. Better than it could have been.. Attic Rat, Dec 6, 2013
    2. Aww.. Rocket T. Coyote, Dec 6, 2013
      1. Is he?. , Dec 7, 2013
    3. considering how bolts and springs were flying.... Irregular Logic, Dec 6, 2013
      1. Re: considering how bolts and springs were flying.... eighttailfox, Dec 6, 2013
  36. Doc's Advent, Day 5.... , Dec 6, 2013
    1. You sound like me, sorta.... , Dec 6, 2013
      1. Sometimes it's hard to enjoy a movie.... Attic Rat, Dec 6, 2013
        1. Re: Sometimes it's hard to enjoy a movie.... Shadowydreamer, Dec 6, 2013
          1. They are not catering to the common denominator.... eddi, Dec 8, 2013
  37. rereading whiteboard, 4 fingers looking wrong.. jerethdalion, Dec 5, 2013
  38. Doc, any pointers for this - Lathe in Anchorage. , Dec 5, 2013
    1. Big things to check out.. MephitMark, Dec 6, 2013
    2. If the wife said OK then Hitch up the Dog Sled Team and Head to Anchorage! (N/T). Squirlly, Dec 6, 2013
    3. Okey-doke.... , Dec 6, 2013
      1. Thanks. Pyfe, Dec 6, 2013
    4. I've a slightly older, but similar, Atlas. , Dec 9, 2013
    5. went for 1701.00.....ouch..beyond my paycheck. Pyfe, Dec 16, 2013
  39. Doc's Advent, Day 4. , Dec 5, 2013
    1. Shiny.... Anonymous ~Hero~, Dec 5, 2013
      1. One thing about Doc's projects.... eddi, Dec 5, 2013
        1. You said it! N/T. Snowtroll, Dec 6, 2013
    2. Don't blame me.... Snowtroll, Dec 6, 2013
    3. I'm just here to gaze in awe and wonder.. Attic Rat, Dec 6, 2013
    4. just say "I meant to do that!". M Squared, Dec 7, 2013
  40. TWB 2013/12/04. Shadowydreamer, Dec 4, 2013
    1. here's some ear bleach. swiftblade13, Dec 5, 2013
      1. Re: here's some ear bleach. Shadowydreamer, Dec 6, 2013
        1. Do both.. Nohbody, Dec 7, 2013
  41. Can i please get my volumizers Doc? they are done :). , Dec 4, 2013
    1. Of course.... , Dec 5, 2013
      1. Unfortunately not man options. , Dec 5, 2013
      2. Thank you. , Dec 5, 2013
  42. It's easy to Win, When you bring a Tornement Marker to the Woods.... Wolf, Dec 4, 2013
    1. Welcome to Bandit's world (n/t). , Dec 4, 2013
    2. Just imagine if that guy ALSO has skill. , Dec 4, 2013
    3. try emr pump day.... , Dec 4, 2013
    4. IMHO it's about $$. Hooka, Dec 4, 2013
    5. I aim *and* shoot fast. It's super effective.. , Dec 5, 2013
    6. Easy solution. Robin Bobcat, Dec 5, 2013
    7. This sounds like a "you" problem, not a tournament marker problem.. , Dec 19, 2013
  43. Metal 3D Printing. , Dec 4, 2013
    1. 3-D MIG welder plans. eddi, Dec 4, 2013
    2. Look up direct laser metal sintering... nothing new<nt>. NZGene, Dec 4, 2013
      1. New, no. Cheaper, heck yes.. eddi, Dec 4, 2013
        1. Not just power cost. , Dec 5, 2013
    3. Reminds me of a Fronius part. ydna, Dec 5, 2013
  44. Doc's Advent Calendar, Day 3:. , Dec 4, 2013
    1. Do?. Snowtroll, Dec 4, 2013
    2. Worked on the wife's Jeep. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 4, 2013
    3. Brought back from the dead an.... Johnny Logan, Dec 4, 2013
    4. Re: Doc's Advent Calendar, Day 3:. Shadowydreamer, Dec 4, 2013
      1. Acer Aspire One and Linux. Attic Rat, Dec 4, 2013
        1. Re: Acer Aspire One and Linux. Shadowydreamer, Dec 4, 2013
    5. Work and still more work.. MephitMark, Dec 5, 2013
  45. Doc's Advent Calendar, Days 1 and 2:. , Dec 2, 2013
    1. Awesome memory. , Dec 3, 2013
    2. Cool random trivia. OXX, Dec 3, 2013
    3. Was mine one that were shipped?. , Dec 3, 2013
    4. The patent in question. Namrepus221, Dec 3, 2013
      1. Clown Shoes Patent. NiteOwl in Phoenix, Dec 3, 2013
        1. Patents.... , Dec 4, 2013
          1. I think the peg has something to do with it too. Namrepus221, Dec 8, 2013
    5. I remember that very image.. MephitMark, Dec 4, 2013
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