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  1. Empire feed neck question, for those in the know.... Doc Nickel, Jul 4, 2015
  2. Veggie tables.. Shadowydreamer, Jul 4, 2015
    1. Whattaya mean?. Dave H, Jul 4, 2015
      1. Speak slowly and in great detail?. FireFrenzy, Jul 4, 2015
        1. Not really.. Dave H, Jul 4, 2015
    2. It looks like the burger cannon blew the words right off the apron nt. Mark Trombley, Jul 4, 2015
    3. First use of feet?. Mawson, Jul 4, 2015
  3. 4/3 -isnt it the recipe wrong?. RomulanSith, Jul 3, 2015
    1. Re: 4/3 -isnt it the recipe wrong?. EightTailFox, Jul 3, 2015
      1. Ok so why was the gunpowder mixed in?. RomulanSith, Jul 3, 2015
        1. It adds a nice kick to it.. Nighthawke, Jul 3, 2015
          1. No salt except the potassium nitrate. Healthy. n/t. eddi, Jul 3, 2015
            1. Your local sausage maker might use potassim nitrate. hp_lovecraft, Jul 4, 2015
        2. You want several patties to land on their plates.... eddi, Jul 3, 2015
  4. Anyone live in or near independence mo? I'm looking for a favor. goldie, Jul 2, 2015
  5. Is your local field open on the 4th?. Doc Nickel, Jul 2, 2015
    1. For the occasion.... Framerguy, Jul 3, 2015
  6. "...Is there actually an episode like that?" There are three!. DynamicV, Jul 1, 2015
    1. Somehow.... Doc Nickel, Jul 2, 2015
      1. So all Rodger needs to do. RomulanSith, Jul 3, 2015
  7. Doc and Roger need to get in on this. James, Jul 1, 2015
    1. I saw that..... Doc Nickel, Jul 1, 2015
      1. Re: I saw that..... CF, Jul 1, 2015
      2. Re: I saw that..... Ex-Lurker, Jul 2, 2015
        1. Marshmallows?. Doc Nickel, Jul 2, 2015
          1. Score by tonnage. Dave H, Jul 2, 2015
            1. Score it like battlebots. SquirllyOH, Jul 2, 2015
              1. non russian?. FireFrenzy, Jul 2, 2015
                1. It's a reference to Olympic Gymnastics.... SquirllyOH, Jul 2, 2015
  8. July 1: MLP Episode?. The J.A.M., Jul 1, 2015
    1. MLP episode!. Typeminer, Jul 1, 2015
    2. My sons are both "BRONIES" and Doc I see you are too. SquirllyOH, Jul 1, 2015
      1. Heh.... Doc Nickel, Jul 1, 2015
    3. Re: July 1: MLP Episode?. CF, Jul 1, 2015
      1. Games.... Doc Nickel, Jul 2, 2015
        1. I'm with you on this one Doc.. SquirllyOH, Jul 2, 2015
          1. You Had *TWO* Buttons?. CF, Jul 2, 2015
            1. My first controller had NINETEEN buttons on it. Fubarius, Jul 4, 2015
  9. Help with a somewhat ancient computer. TeflonSoul, Jun 29, 2015
    1. Check the caps?. secretweaponevan, Jun 30, 2015
      1. Definetly.... J. Cook, Jun 30, 2015
    2. Have you tried.... LostinAPhogg, Jun 30, 2015
      1. Definitely try that. Bergman, Jun 30, 2015
    3. help. smorizio, Jun 30, 2015
    4. Have you tried plugging it into 220?. Mark Trombley, Jun 30, 2015
      1. Been there, done that, let the magic smoke out.. Fubarius, Jul 1, 2015
        1. Oh yeah.... J. Cook, Jul 2, 2015
          1. Heard of that once.. Shalom Septimus, Jul 2, 2015
            1. I'm pretty sure that's what happened in this case.... J. Cook, Jul 2, 2015
              1. UPS. Chloe, Jul 5, 2015
  10. Call it "The Greatest Paintball Game In History!" n/t. eddi, Jun 29, 2015
  11. Over the top Paintball video. AgentFranks, Jun 29, 2015
    1. Nice UserName. JohnT, Jul 1, 2015
    2. Nitro Circus. fullofpaint, Jul 2, 2015
  12. A paintball comparison.. goldie, Jun 28, 2015
    1. Yes.. Jeb Hoge, Jun 28, 2015
    2. Prennial issue.... eddi, Jun 29, 2015
    3. Try cars.. Doc Nickel, Jun 29, 2015
      1. ....or the one they USED to have. Timberwolf, Jul 2, 2015
    4. I have a few.... Snowtroll, Jun 29, 2015
      1. How Cool!. James, Jun 29, 2015
        1. Drone photo from 1983. James, Jun 30, 2015
          1. If you done it, it ain't bragging. Dave H, Jul 1, 2015
    5. Also, I'm probably about to get into this again.. Jeb Hoge, Jun 29, 2015
      1. When HAVE you not been part of the problem?. goldie, Jun 29, 2015
        1. Re: When HAVE you not been part of the problem?. Anonymous Coward, Jun 30, 2015
    6. yep happens in most everything .... B, Jun 29, 2015
    7. Is there a term or saying that goes along with this?. Goldie, Jul 3, 2015
  13. Filling HPA Tanks. Pak-Rat, Jun 28, 2015
    1. Re: Filling HPA Tanks. zapf, Jun 28, 2015
      1. Re: Re: Filling HPA Tanks. Pak-Rat, Jun 28, 2015
    2. what brand tank is it??. smorizio, Jun 29, 2015
      1. Re: what brand tank is it??. Pak-Rat, Jun 30, 2015
  14. Is this a new thing?. JohnT, Jun 26, 2015
    1. Nope.... Doc Nickel, Jun 26, 2015
    2. Re: Is this a new thing?. B, Jun 29, 2015
  15. 5 axis desktop mill on kickstarter. Jeff Pace, Jun 26, 2015
  16. I've never seen a lathe with a circular bed. Necrogami, Jun 26, 2015
    1. I know what it is..... SquirllyOH, Jun 26, 2015
    2. That ain't the bed, it's the head. Hans Haase, Jun 26, 2015
      1. yep.... sniper1rfa, Jun 26, 2015
        1. I'd have to sell my house to afford the stock to feed it!. goldie, Jun 26, 2015
          1. You'd have to sell your house.... Doc Nickel, Jun 26, 2015
    3. B-i-g Machine. Framerguy, Jun 27, 2015
    4. Vertical Lathes only come in Small, Medium, & Large. GladMech, Jul 4, 2015
  17. TWB 6/26. Torinir, Jun 26, 2015
    1. That was his other brother... Darryl Squirrls are Very SMART, Meschevious and Cunning! N/T. SquirllyOH, Jun 26, 2015
      1. 70s squirrel music..... Ironbadger, Jul 1, 2015
    2. I think you hit it on the head. Bruce, Jun 26, 2015
      1. Didn't they do that on an episode of Jonny Quest?. Dave H, Jun 27, 2015
  18. Anybody that can do a file conversion to CMYK?. Hans Haase, Jun 24, 2015
    1. you can download photoshop for 30 days for free.. smorizio, Jun 25, 2015
    2. Yes. Renegade_Azzy, Jun 25, 2015
      1. Sent..... Hans Haase, Jun 26, 2015
  19. Doc sighting?. Dave H, Jun 24, 2015
    1. That was probably a brown bear.... Doc Nickel, Jun 25, 2015
      1. Re: That was probably a brown bear.... Anonymous Coward, Jun 26, 2015
      2. On the other hand.... Nohbody, Jun 29, 2015
        1. Myth busted. Dave H, Jun 29, 2015
  20. Ped may have to have the Predator scenario yet.. Peter Sadlon, Jun 24, 2015
    1. i mead Red and I forgot nt.. Peter Sadlon, Jun 24, 2015
  21. I got a deceptively simple question. Patrick Mnoholitny, Jun 24, 2015
    1. Commissions?. Doc Nickel, Jun 24, 2015
      1. Special requests. Dave H, Jun 24, 2015
        1. "Special" requests.... Doc Nickel, Jun 25, 2015
      2. Re: Commissions?. James, Jun 24, 2015
        1. What about a general commission?. RomulanSith, Jun 26, 2015
  22. Perhaps They Can Lure Doc In With This:. CF, Jun 23, 2015
    1. Even the COCKROACHES won't touch that stuff.. Gaz Wilmbroke, Jun 24, 2015
      1. Speaking personally.... Doc Nickel, Jun 25, 2015
        1. What about Surge?. RomulanSith, Jun 26, 2015
          1. Sun-Drop. Jeb Hoge, Jul 2, 2015
  23. Did anybody see BattleBots?. Mark Trombley, Jun 23, 2015
    1. Didn't see it yet, but it's on Hulu if anyone missed it.... Fubarius, Jun 23, 2015
      1. Holy exploding fire breathing minibots Batman!!! NT. Fubarius, Jun 23, 2015
    2. There's interest for the new season.. Deus Machina, Jun 23, 2015
    3. Are the 2 male faces from another sport or something?. FireFrenzy, Jun 23, 2015
    4. So it's still Rubbish, then?. CF, Jun 23, 2015
    5. Such a disappointment. Goldie, Jun 23, 2015
    6. Not going to waste my time.... Snowtroll, Jun 24, 2015
    7. Yeah. Zayden, Jun 24, 2015
    8. Haven't seen it, but.... Doc Nickel, Jun 26, 2015
  24. Comic 6/22/2015: Your reputation precedes you, Doc. nt. Peter Sadlon, Jun 22, 2015
  25. springfield lathe, model 120 20"x72" up in Fairbanks. Pyfe, Jun 22, 2015
    1. Damn and blast.... Doc Nickel, Jun 22, 2015
      1. Denied! :). Doc Nickel, Jun 23, 2015
        1. What's the preferred way to remove the rust then? (n/t). Dave H, Jun 23, 2015
          1. Removing rust from ways. Russ Kepler, Jun 24, 2015
            1. What he said.... Doc Nickel, Jun 24, 2015
              1. Okay, thanks!. Dave H, Jun 24, 2015
  26. Philly Experiment. Machtyn, Jun 21, 2015
    1. Theories.... Doc Nickel, Jun 21, 2015
      1. Re: Theories.... Nohbody, Jun 22, 2015
        1. It's also in the red alert series of video games.... FireFrenzy, Jun 22, 2015
      2. Re: Theories.... Moriniman, Jun 22, 2015
      3. Nutballs are a valuable resource. Dave H, Jun 22, 2015
        1. Re: Nutballs. Typeminer, Jun 22, 2015
          1. Speaking of pesky facts. Dave H, Jun 22, 2015
            1. World Weekly News is an online paper now..... eddi, Jun 23, 2015
  27. Anybody want a tool post?. Doc Nickel, Jun 18, 2015
    1. Free shipping? To Alaska? Sweet! n/t. Framerguy, Jun 19, 2015
    2. I don't guess.... GladMech, Jun 21, 2015
      1. No use for it.... Doc Nickel, Jun 21, 2015
  28. Buncha-Irrelevant-Photos-And-A-Shop-Trick Post. Doc Nickel, Jun 18, 2015
    1. Speaking of undersized.... Nighthawke, Jun 19, 2015
    2. Re: Lower 48 crack. Peter Sadlon, Jun 20, 2015
      1. Re: Lower 48 crack. J. Cook, Jun 20, 2015
        1. It does matter.... FireFrenzy, Jun 21, 2015
          1. Absolutely.. J. Cook, Jun 23, 2015
  29. Arthur C. Clarke?. Danish Lurker, Jun 17, 2015
    1. The Defenestration Of Prague.... CF, Jun 17, 2015
      1. They didn't give a toss for the Papacy. n/t. eddi, Jun 18, 2015
        1. Well, they say if you're already falling.... Bergman, Jun 20, 2015
          1. Re: Well, they say if you're already falling.... CF, Jun 20, 2015
            1. YEEAAAHHH!! n/t. eddi, Jun 21, 2015
            2. you sir win one internet. FireFrenzy, Jun 21, 2015
  30. Comic 6-17-2015: Good Call Red n/t. Peter Sadlon, Jun 17, 2015
  31. Do you have any idea how hard it is to CAD something.... Doc Nickel, Jun 17, 2015
    1. Sketchup is free and easy to use. FireFrenzy, Jun 17, 2015
    2. Re: Do you have any idea how hard it is to CAD something.... Moriniman, Jun 17, 2015
      1. Can't beat anything with Parametric in the description!. Snowtroll, Jun 19, 2015
    3. DraftSight. James, Jun 17, 2015
      1. Definitely DraftSight. GladMech, Jun 21, 2015
    4. Web based CAD. Nick B, Jun 17, 2015
    5. Drop me a line. Timberwolf, Jun 17, 2015
    6. Free, Open Source CAD software options.. Nighthawke, Jun 19, 2015
    7. Re: Do you have any idea how hard it is to CAD something.... jereth, Jun 22, 2015
  32. TWB 2015-06-15. Bergman, Jun 16, 2015
    1. Already covered. Nohbody, Jun 17, 2015
      1. Actually. FireFrenzy, Jun 21, 2015
  33. Alaska Burning?. Joseph Houk, Jun 16, 2015
    1. Alaska is always burning.... Doc Nickel, Jun 16, 2015
  34. Tool scores and the bane of having too many projects.... Doc Nickel, Jun 15, 2015
    1. Too many projects. James, Jun 15, 2015
  35. Red forgot two vital words, 'useful' and 'practical' n/t. eddi, Jun 15, 2015
  36. New life for an old Sterling.. Nerwmaticarsenal@yahoo.com, Jun 13, 2015
    1. Nice work!. Jeb Hoge, Jun 14, 2015
    2. I'm impressed.. Tohri, Jun 14, 2015
      1. Sadly.... newmaticarsenal@yahoo.com, Jun 15, 2015
        1. unfortunate.... Chris, Jun 16, 2015
    3. That's the way to go. Chris, Jun 14, 2015
  37. Dealing with Doc. RomulanSith, Jun 12, 2015
    1. Better idea. Bergman, Jun 13, 2015
    2. Ahh, it'll settle itself out. Irregular Logic, Jun 14, 2015
  38. TWB 6/12. Torinir, Jun 12, 2015
    1. Opportunity in disguise. Thorulf, Jun 12, 2015
      1. Re: Opportunity in disguise. AKRONZRS7, Jun 12, 2015
    2. Two Words.... CF, Jun 13, 2015
      1. or doc could do a weight joke.... smorizio, Jun 14, 2015
  39. Accessing the Whiteboard. Mythrae, Jun 11, 2015
    1. Re: Accessing the Whiteboard. Spike, Jun 11, 2015
      1. Re: Accessing the Whiteboard. Mythrae, Jun 11, 2015
    2. Re: Accessing the Whiteboard. Dave H, Jun 11, 2015
    3. Since you're having issues with webcomics in general.... Torinir, Jun 11, 2015
    4. Also having trouble accessing the Whiteboard. wjs3rd, Jun 11, 2015
      1. Re: Also having trouble accessing the Whiteboard. Mythrae, Jun 12, 2015
        1. Maybe the site is blocking you? Try an open proxy server.. lurker5253, Jun 12, 2015
          1. Doc's hosting provider runs very coarse blocking. Bruce, Jun 12, 2015
            1. That fixed it!. wjs3rd, Jun 12, 2015
  40. An unusual shop job- Inventing a new cartridge!. Doc Nickel, Jun 11, 2015
    1. Not bad!. Dave H, Jun 11, 2015
    2. You know what you need to do next, of course.... Snowtroll, Jun 11, 2015
    3. 98 Gewehr Mauser sight.. Ironbadger, Jun 15, 2015
  41. TWB 6-10-15 Now he has Red's attention.... eddi, Jun 10, 2015
    1. And, Red will be charging him for that clipboard n/t. Greyryder, Jun 10, 2015
    2. One upset fox.... Stu Friedberg, Jun 10, 2015
      1. Red has not been having a good day.... eddi, Jun 10, 2015
  42. TWB 2015-06-08: Wrong message.... Snowtroll, Jun 8, 2015
    1. Or Doc is sleepwalking somewhere the fields again. Peter Sadlon, Jun 8, 2015
    2. More importantly.... newmaticarsenal@yahoo.com, Jun 8, 2015
      1. +1 \o/ (n/t). Danish Lurker, Jun 8, 2015
      2. Remember.... Kitkun, Jun 8, 2015
        1. Re: Remember.... CF, Jun 8, 2015
        2. And your point is...? (n/t). Nohbody, Jun 9, 2015
  43. Might be usefull or it just might be cool to you people. FireFrenzy, Jun 7, 2015
    1. Assuming you work with ferromagnetic materials.... Snowtroll, Jun 8, 2015
    2. That's an old trick.. James, Jun 8, 2015
  44. TWB 2015-06-01. CF, Jun 6, 2015
    1. Next time, duct tape... lots of it! n/t. eddi, Jun 7, 2015
      1. Looks like.... Joseph Houk, Jun 9, 2015
        1. That was left over.... Dave H, Jun 9, 2015
  45. Anybody need some bike chain?. Doc Nickel, Jun 5, 2015
    1. 6-7 speed chain ..... B , Jun 5, 2015
    2. Find a maker space. James, Jun 5, 2015
    3. Save it for your next sculpture. Mark Trombley, Jun 6, 2015
      1. Actually.... Doc Nickel, Jun 6, 2015
        1. Distractions. Dave H, Jun 6, 2015
          1. TVTropes. Spike, Jun 8, 2015
            1. Next time.... Dave H, Jun 8, 2015
              1. Tire Wear. Spike, Jun 9, 2015
                1. You don't need inside info.... Dave H, Jun 9, 2015
                  1. Re: You don't need inside info.... Spike, Jun 10, 2015
            2. Never had that issue.... FireFrenzy, Jun 21, 2015
    4. I have an idea for you..... bigmatt-madcustoms, Jun 7, 2015
      1. Great Idea!. Rob, Jun 8, 2015
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