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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Angel battery tube repair. Trevor, Oct 5, 2015
    1. Pondering.... Doc Nickel, Oct 7, 2015
  4. Click on the Patreon link and support The White Board. MarkT, Oct 5, 2015
    1. .... Chloe, Oct 5, 2015
    2. Done it. Dave H, Oct 5, 2015
    3. Yes, please?. Doc Nickel, Oct 7, 2015
  5. Serious Door.... Daniel Meyer, Oct 5, 2015
    1. Nice, but.... Doc Nickel, Oct 7, 2015
      1. Wrought Iron.... Daniel Meyer, Oct 7, 2015
        1. Serious Homeowner is Serious :-) n/t. Unforgiven691, Oct 9, 2015
  6. Doc Fisks The Modern Man 27. Doc Nickel, Oct 4, 2015
    1. Stands Up And Applauds.. Jwhouk, Oct 4, 2015
    2. I think I'd prefer being a Neanderthal.... Snowtroll, Oct 4, 2015
    3. What does this heathen..... Greyryder, Oct 4, 2015
      1. What does this heathen.... Khan Fused, Oct 5, 2015
        1. What does this heathen.... Khan Fused, Oct 5, 2015
    4. Love it!. Daniel Meyer, Oct 5, 2015
      1. Don't you believe it. Dave H, Oct 5, 2015
        1. The Dirty Work.... Doc Nickel, Oct 7, 2015
          1. As a decidedly white collar.... Snowtroll, Oct 7, 2015
            1. I'm in the same boat.... Dave H, Oct 7, 2015
              1. Okay.... Snowtroll, Oct 7, 2015
          2. Good plumbers are getting hard to hire. Steamfitters even more so.. Shalom, Oct 8, 2015
        2. Re: Don't you believe it. Shadowydreamer, Oct 7, 2015
    5. Spot-on!. Flying Wrench, Oct 5, 2015
    6. wow just wow. R-3350, Oct 5, 2015
    7. Another great fisk on Pajama Boy. Anonymous Coward, Oct 6, 2015
      1. ^^ That was Me (nt). John Tilton, Oct 6, 2015
    8. The modern man sounds 'flippable'. Ari, Oct 6, 2015
      1. I'd flip him.... Snowtroll, Oct 7, 2015
    9. Re: Doc Fisks The Modern Man 27. Shadowydreamer, Oct 7, 2015
  7. More thoughts for the CNC Guilders..... Doc Nickel, Oct 4, 2015
    1. Lots of options, some you get what you pay for. y0da900, Oct 4, 2015
      1. Good info!. Doc Nickel, Oct 5, 2015
        1. Advice and advise. y0da900, Oct 5, 2015
        2. Also using the CNCfusion ballscrew Z. Al-Hala, Oct 8, 2015
    2. So many questions. Kymation, Oct 4, 2015
    3. steppers and reductions.... sniper1rfa, Oct 4, 2015
      1. Wait, what?. Doc Nickel, Oct 7, 2015
        1. resonance occurs at lower speeds.... sniper1rfa, Oct 7, 2015
        2. resonance problems in laymans terms. MakerofToys, Oct 7, 2015
          1. resonance and music.... J.Cook, Oct 7, 2015
        3. Resonance and Microstepping. Al-Hala, Oct 8, 2015
    4. On Power Supplies. Al-Hala, Oct 8, 2015
  8. Old time steam powered machine shop!. Nighthawke, Oct 3, 2015
    1. Very Cool. Greyryder, Oct 5, 2015
  9. Plasmatron Mad science question for the guild. Tohri, Oct 3, 2015
    1. ... Wait, what?. Doc Nickel, Oct 4, 2015
      1. I'm well aware of all those things. Tohri, Oct 4, 2015
        1. "Warning: Device contains atoms". Typeminer, Oct 4, 2015
        2. [cracks knuckles]. Doc Nickel, Oct 4, 2015
          1. This is a lot more 'Mythbusters' than anything, calm down.. Tohri, Oct 4, 2015
            1. Really?. Kylekatern, Oct 4, 2015
              1. He has a Machine shop, I have a high crime rate city.. Tohri, Oct 4, 2015
            2. Be that as it may.... Doc Nickel, Oct 7, 2015
    2. You want more power?. isuckatmoney, Oct 5, 2015
  10. No Friday TWB.... Doc Nickel, Oct 2, 2015
    1. One word: "expediting fee". Dave H, Oct 2, 2015
      1. Of alll the business practices available, this isn't one.. Peter Sadlon, Oct 2, 2015
        1. All the dirty, I mean. NT. Peter Sadlon, Oct 2, 2015
        2. "Failure to plan properly on your part.... eddi, Oct 4, 2015
      2. Uhh... Dave?. MildBill, Oct 4, 2015
        1. Yeah, I know. Dave H, Oct 4, 2015
  11. TWB 2015-09-28 third panal error. donkey, Oct 1, 2015
    1. You mean staple marked?? ;-). Danish Lurker, Oct 1, 2015
    2. Not really an issue.... Doc Nickel, Oct 1, 2015
    3. Besides what the others said.... Nohbody, Oct 1, 2015
    4. marking gun , nt. B, Oct 1, 2015
    5. Its that thing. Greyryder, Oct 3, 2015
      1. Re: Its that thing. rachuff, Oct 3, 2015
  12. Anybody ever cast anything with JB Weld?. Doc Nickel, Sep 30, 2015
    1. thick as a brick. James, Oct 1, 2015
      1. Thickeners.... Doc Nickel, Oct 1, 2015
        1. Doesn't JB Weld use metal powder for filler already? (n/t). Dave H, Oct 1, 2015
        2. I always use the putty type .... B , Oct 1, 2015
          1. Putties.... Doc Nickel, Oct 2, 2015
    2. Late to the party, but I had some success with Loc-Tite Marine Epoxy. AdmiralSenn, Oct 2, 2015
      1. Suppliers.... Doc Nickel, Oct 2, 2015
  13. TWB: 2015-09-30. CF, Sep 30, 2015
    1. Nowhere to hide. Flying Wrench, Sep 30, 2015
    2. He's an ermine. Doc Nickel, Sep 30, 2015
  14. I made a bullpup A5. GordonR, Sep 29, 2015
    1. Not bad!. Doc Nickel, Sep 30, 2015
      1. Its a work-in-progress. GordonR, Sep 30, 2015
        1. Modified the Air system. GordonR, Sep 30, 2015
          1. just a thought.. B.O.B., Oct 1, 2015
            1. Thats a great idea. GordonR, Oct 1, 2015
              1. A 5 air supply. Kylekatern, Oct 3, 2015
          2. If you're willing to go CO2.... Bergman, Oct 16, 2015
  15. So what's wrong with these ballscrews?. Doc Nickel, Sep 28, 2015
    1. Re: So what's wrong with these ballscrews?. Irregular Logic, Sep 28, 2015
      1. Arduino Code. Irregular Logic, Sep 28, 2015
        1. As interesting as that is.... Doc Nickel, Sep 28, 2015
          1. Bit wrangling. Dave H, Sep 29, 2015
          2. Arduino with a Gshield. Snowtroll, Sep 30, 2015
            1. Interesting.... Doc Nickel, Sep 30, 2015
              1. You still need a PC.... Snowtroll, Sep 30, 2015
                1. Interesting samples, there.. Typeminer, Sep 30, 2015
              2. For certain definitions of 'smart' actually.... WolfWings, Sep 30, 2015
                1. Adafruit motor drive board. Dave H, Sep 30, 2015
    2. metric vs imperial .... B, Sep 28, 2015
      1. 'Swapped'?. Doc Nickel, Sep 28, 2015
        1. He means they swapped the balls in the ballscrews. MarkT, Sep 29, 2015
          1. Actually, as it turns out.... Doc Nickel, Sep 29, 2015
            1. Ball replacements. y0da900, Sep 29, 2015
              1. Benchtops.... Doc Nickel, Sep 29, 2015
                1. Sieg X2. y0da900, Sep 29, 2015
            2. Ballscrews and backlash. Moriniman, Sep 29, 2015
            3. Re: Actually, as it turns out.... Irregular Logic, Sep 29, 2015
          2. Yep !. B, Sep 29, 2015
            1. Loose balls.... Doc Nickel, Sep 29, 2015
      2. Re: metric vs imperial .... Shadowydreamer, Oct 2, 2015
    3. ballscrews have backlash.... sniper1rfa, Sep 29, 2015
      1. True, but.... Doc Nickel, Sep 30, 2015
    4. Use 'Easy Stepper'?. Snowtroll, Sep 29, 2015
      1. Of course.... Doc Nickel, Sep 30, 2015
        1. you still need the pololu or stepstik.. Snowtroll, Sep 30, 2015
          1. Oh, I see!. Doc Nickel, Sep 30, 2015
            1. No Chicken included.... Snowtroll, Sep 30, 2015
              1. One last issue.... Doc Nickel, Oct 1, 2015
                1. Have that replacement smoke ready. Dave H, Oct 1, 2015
                2. It can be done, but..... Kymation, Oct 1, 2015
            2. One minor detail. Kymation, Oct 1, 2015
    5. Reusing part of the control. Nick B, Sep 30, 2015
      1. In this case.... Doc Nickel, Sep 30, 2015
  16. Empire Resurrection bolt and pin.... Casey, Sep 28, 2015
    1. Haven't tried it.... Doc Nickel, Sep 28, 2015
      1. I plan on it.. Casey, Sep 28, 2015
        1. The answer is no.. Casey, Oct 2, 2015
  17. Her gun?. Timeheart, Sep 28, 2015
    1. re: Her Gun. Khan Fused, Sep 28, 2015
      1. In a moment of weakness.... Dave H, Sep 28, 2015
        1. Who says..... Doc Nickel, Sep 28, 2015
          1. Well.... Chloe, Sep 28, 2015
            1. Frantically duct tapes his pockets shut..... Ironbadger, Sep 28, 2015
              1. Duct Tape is handy for pockets. Romulan Sith, Sep 29, 2015
          2. re: Who says it was in Doc's truck. Khan Fused, Sep 28, 2015
          3. or just maybe.... R Angelo, Sep 29, 2015
  18. Glowforge?. Salda007, Sep 27, 2015
    1. It's a Laser Cutter. Greyryder, Sep 28, 2015
    2. It's an interesting concept.... Snowtroll, Sep 28, 2015
    3. An interesting take.... Doc Nickel, Sep 28, 2015
      1. Re: An interesting take.... Joni, Oct 7, 2015
  19. Doc Figurine (...um I mean *action figure*). JozsefC, Sep 27, 2015
    1. Looks great!. Dave H, Sep 27, 2015
      1. Thanks Dave,. JozsefC, Sep 27, 2015
    2. Nice!. Doc Nickel, Sep 27, 2015
      1. Glad you mentioned. JozsefC, Sep 27, 2015
  20. Cooooool.... Doc Nickel, Sep 27, 2015
    1. 3D - 50% more Ds than 2D!. Dave H, Sep 27, 2015
    2. Looks like Fusion 360?. y0da900, Sep 27, 2015
      1. Yep, F360!. Doc Nickel, Sep 27, 2015
        1. Very easy to merge the files. y0da900, Sep 27, 2015
    3. This one was even easier.... Doc Nickel, Sep 27, 2015
      1. I can tell you how to do it in Solidworks, or Inventor. Timberwolf, Sep 27, 2015
        1. Yeeeees....?. Doc Nickel, Sep 27, 2015
          1. Simple. Timberwolf, Sep 28, 2015
            1. Now here's the trick.... Doc Nickel, Sep 28, 2015
              1. You're going to make me install F360, aren't you? :). Timberwolf, Sep 28, 2015
                1. Can if you want.... Doc Nickel, Sep 28, 2015
                  1. ah, I understand now. Timberwolf, Sep 29, 2015
      2. Breech cutout. y0da900, Sep 28, 2015
        1. Yer gonna have to explain that one.... Doc Nickel, Sep 28, 2015
          1. Made a quick video for you. y0da900, Sep 29, 2015
            1. Noice!. Doc Nickel, Sep 30, 2015
    4. Welp, there goes Alaska.... Mawson, Sep 27, 2015
  21. TWB 25 Sep 2015. Nohbody, Sep 25, 2015
    1. Who wouldn't want to see a chrony explode?. Peter Sadlon, Sep 25, 2015
      1. Dibs on the pieces!. Dave H, Sep 25, 2015
    2. Ohh..yeah. She fits right in, and then some.. Ironbadger, Sep 25, 2015
      1. Fight! fight! fight! fight!. Dave H, Sep 25, 2015
        1. Your fur. Jeff, Sep 25, 2015
          1. Not necessarily.... Doc Nickel, Sep 25, 2015
            1. My yang suggest emphasis on tallnesss... Peter Sadlon, Sep 26, 2015
              1. Until the police arrive.. Dave H, Sep 26, 2015
                1. Doors and such are usually adequate…. Peter Sadon, Sep 27, 2015
          2. It's all about context. Dave H, Sep 25, 2015
        2. random idea. R Angelo, Sep 25, 2015
        3. Is it a 3 man? I thought it was a 5 man for some reason. Ironbadger, Sep 25, 2015
          1. You apparently missed.... Doc Nickel, Sep 27, 2015
            1. You expect me to remember back that far?. Ironbadger, Sep 27, 2015
              1. J.A.R.V.I.S: "Gluten free waffles".. Doc Nickel, Sep 27, 2015
                1. In cash, or trade?. Ironbadger, Sep 28, 2015
                  1. Well.... Doc Nickel, Sep 28, 2015
    3. But wait - If it ended up a week ago Tuesday.... Bruce Bergman, Sep 25, 2015
      1. Disappearing act.... Doc Nickel, Sep 25, 2015
        1. A bettwer writer than I am. N/T. genuinely anono-mouse, Sep 26, 2015
          1. Yep.. Doc Nickel, Sep 27, 2015
        2. Appearing before disappearing act. Bruce Bergman, Sep 27, 2015
      2. 2,4,6,8,16,32,64,128. smorizio, Sep 25, 2015
  22. Anodizing a Trilogy?. Doc Nickel, Sep 23, 2015
    1. Re: Anodizing a Trilogy?. Kazapsky, Sep 23, 2015
  23. TWB. Irregular Logic, Sep 23, 2015
    1. Or maybe. Dave H, Sep 23, 2015
  24. Multimeter recommendation. cwegga, Sep 21, 2015
    1. Re: Multimeter recommendation. Zanfar, Sep 21, 2015
      1. Beep beep. Dave H, Sep 22, 2015
    2. Re: Multimeter recommendation. irregular logic, Sep 21, 2015
    3. Old Faithful. . .. isuckatmoney, Sep 21, 2015
    4. Get a robust one.... Snowtroll, Sep 22, 2015
    5. Re: Multimeter recommendation. Moriniman, Sep 22, 2015
    6. You WILL drop it. . .. Maker of Toys, Sep 22, 2015
      1. Fluke. Kylekatern, Sep 22, 2015
    7. Multimeter recommendation. Josh, Sep 22, 2015
    8. Narrowed down. cwegga, Sep 22, 2015
      1. All those have continuity buzzers. Bruce, Sep 22, 2015
        1. Extech is fine. Dave H, Sep 23, 2015
    9. Go Fluke. Nighthawke, Sep 22, 2015
    10. Re: Multimeter recommendation. Carl, Sep 24, 2015
    11. My two cents four days late. Ari, Sep 25, 2015
  25. Serious Door...and a porch update.... Daniel Meyer, Sep 21, 2015
    1. Excellent. Shocker2k, Sep 22, 2015
      1. Well.... Daniel Meyer, Sep 22, 2015
    2. Dat's a Serious Door AND Frame!. Nighthawke, Sep 22, 2015
  26. *Rolls over and goes back to sleep* TWB. donkey, Sep 21, 2015
  27. TWB Forewarning...!. Doc Nickel, Sep 21, 2015
    1. This always happens when Scotty takes a coffee break.... Ironbadger, Sep 21, 2015
    2. I guess we now know.... Lysander, Sep 21, 2015
    3. "Anyway, we've (probably) figured out a solution" Rut Ro!!!. SquirllyOH, Sep 21, 2015
    4. Re: TWB Forewarning...!. Shadowydreamer, Sep 24, 2015
    5. more then 2 or 3. jereth, Sep 25, 2015
  28. I have something to share with the guild! (Pics inside). Tohri, Sep 20, 2015
    1. Re: I have something to share with the guild! (Pics inside). Dave H, Sep 20, 2015
    2. Funky Moped.... Waub, Sep 20, 2015
    3. From that fuel tank decal.... TeflonSoul, Sep 20, 2015
      1. Rocinante was the name of Don Quixote's brave steed. n/t. eddi, Sep 20, 2015
        1. I have learned something today.. TeflonSoul, Sep 21, 2015
          1. We have to ask Tohri to be sure.... eddi, Sep 21, 2015
          2. Both are true. Tohri, Sep 22, 2015
    4. It all comes together.... eddi, Sep 20, 2015
    5. Get on your bad motor scooter and ride. Greyryder, Sep 21, 2015
    6. Your link. Renegade_Azzy, Sep 21, 2015
  29. Third time is not necessarily the charm.... Doc Nickel, Sep 18, 2015
    1. Quick fix. Bruce, Sep 19, 2015
    2. Angled mounting. Dave H, Sep 19, 2015
    3. Tool storage. cwegga, Sep 21, 2015
  30. Fastback feed neck threads?. Casey, Sep 18, 2015
    1. Angel threads.... Doc Nickel, Sep 18, 2015
      1. Is the Angel threads the same as Angel 1?. Casey, Sep 19, 2015
  31. Fastback bolt and pin...long. Casey, Sep 18, 2015
    1. Re: Fastback bolt and pin...long. Casey, Sep 18, 2015
      1. Re: Fastback bolt and pin...long. Casey, Sep 18, 2015
    2. Bolts n' pins, not so long.. Doc Nickel, Sep 19, 2015
      1. Pin. Casey, Sep 19, 2015
  32. Fridays comic--Chekhov's gun. lurker , Sep 18, 2015
    1. Is it just me?. RomulanSith, Sep 18, 2015
      1. Re: Is it just me?. SquirllyOH, Sep 18, 2015
        1. nope its the. alexh86, Sep 18, 2015
          1. you are correct. lordlundar, Sep 18, 2015
            1. Re: you are correct. lurker, Sep 18, 2015
              1. Yes. Which is why Roger hit the panic button n/t. eddi, Sep 18, 2015
                1. If the kid figured out how.... Bruce Bergman, Sep 18, 2015
    2. Look On The Bright Side.... CF, Sep 18, 2015
      1. I don't think the chrony go that high.... eddi, Sep 18, 2015
        1. No, but it's the principle.... CF, Sep 19, 2015
          1. True. n/t. eddi, Sep 19, 2015
        2. Maybe the one with an AI can go that high?. Snowtroll, Sep 21, 2015
    3. her facemask.... uglydwarf, Sep 19, 2015
      1. I didn't notice. Dave H, Sep 20, 2015
        1. It's Upsidedown. Greyryder, Sep 20, 2015
          1. Oh, I guess it is.. Dave H, Sep 20, 2015
  33. Don't worry Red. Bruce, Sep 16, 2015
    1. Remember?. Chloe, Sep 16, 2015
      1. Doc's Special Brew. Greyryder, Sep 16, 2015
  34. 'Nother quick rack.... Doc Nickel, Sep 16, 2015
  35. Photo Dump: The Too Many Tools And A Bunch Of Everything Else Edition. Doc Nickel, Sep 14, 2015
  36. Doc scores another artistic TD.... eddi, Sep 14, 2015
    1. Whats a TD?. RomulanSith, Sep 15, 2015
      1. Touchdown. Dave H, Sep 15, 2015
  37. High power LEDs. Anyone know much about them?. goldie, Sep 14, 2015
    1. help. smorizio, Sep 14, 2015
    2. The LEDs are the easy part.... James, Sep 14, 2015
      1. led and drivers on ebay. smorizio, Sep 14, 2015
    3. Lots of Info to be Found. Unforgiven691, Sep 15, 2015
    4. ebay. 50blues, Sep 15, 2015
    5. How would this do. FireFrenzy, Sep 16, 2015
  38. What did they do now?. Flying Wrench, Sep 14, 2015
  39. WHT THE ?????. THE COLONEL, Sep 14, 2015
    1. Re: WHT THE ?????. zapf, Sep 14, 2015
      1. Re: WHT THE ?????. SquirllyOH, Sep 14, 2015
        1. What will happen next. James, Sep 14, 2015
          1. jackal, not fox (n/t). Nohbody, Sep 15, 2015
    2. Watchout for that treee!. Setampunkhawk, Sep 15, 2015
      1. I am grooooooottttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt!!!!!. smorizio, Sep 17, 2015
    3. And I am reminded of a _Traveller_ game..... CF, Sep 15, 2015
      1. They are supposed to be a support weapon at platoon level.... eddi, Sep 15, 2015
        1. Well.... CF, Sep 16, 2015
    4. Re: WHT THE ?????. DeeEight, Sep 16, 2015
  40. WHT THE ?????. THE COLONEL, Sep 14, 2015
  41. Any tinkerers in Canada, or anywhere else, really?. Snowtroll, Sep 13, 2015
  42. 9/11. RomulanSith, Sep 11, 2015
    1. By all means! (nt). Doc Nickel, Sep 11, 2015
  43. ever read a news story and it makes you lol... smorizio, Sep 10, 2015
    1. No, but.... CF, Sep 11, 2015
  44. Can't decide if Roj or Red has better priorities.. Peter Sadlon, Sep 9, 2015
    1. Red's trying to save his field from becoming a golf course n/t. eddi, Sep 9, 2015
      1. There's that but ladies' volleyball ball.. Peter Sadlon, Sep 11, 2015
        1. Looks like Roger's got his head back in the game. n/t. eddi, Sep 11, 2015
  45. Well, she DID ask. Twice even.... eddi, Sep 7, 2015
    1. One of the primary rules of parenthood.... Dave H, Sep 7, 2015
      1. Being the crazy uncle, I got to say yes more often. n/t. eddi, Sep 7, 2015
        1. Crazy granpa. Bill, Sep 8, 2015
    2. Love the smirk! =^.^= n/t. CarlFoxmarten, Sep 8, 2015
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