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  1. It amused me.. Shadowydreamer, May 19, 2015
    1. Seen it before but it's funny every time... n/t. FireFrenzy, May 20, 2015
    2. Not enough.... Snowtroll, May 20, 2015
      1. "Survivors will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law." n/t. eddi, May 20, 2015
      2. I recall a story I heard about a lawsuit.... Bergman, May 21, 2015
        1. What a mess!. Snowtroll, May 22, 2015
          1. Re: What a mess!. Shadowydreamer, May 22, 2015
  2. Only in Alaska. Nohbody, May 16, 2015
    1. Re: Only in Alaska. CF, May 17, 2015
      1. beaver TWB characters. Nohbody, May 18, 2015
        1. Possibly.... CF, May 18, 2015
        2. Re: beaver TWB characters. Dave H, May 18, 2015
          1. they dont paly paintball there more pingponfg players.. smorizio, May 18, 2015
            1. Launch a paint grenade with the tail? (n/a). Danish Lurker, May 19, 2015
        3. Characters.... Doc Nickel, May 20, 2015
          1. Explaining his/her/it's presence on the field... Dave H, May 20, 2015
          2. So, does that rule out Trogdor?. Hans Haase, May 20, 2015
            1. HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE'S TROGDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR! n/t. FireFrenzy, May 24, 2015
          3. Easy - hallucination.. Gaz Wilmbroke, May 20, 2015
          4. Charactors.... Chloe, May 20, 2015
          5. Re: Characters.... Nohbody, May 20, 2015
            1. Re: Characters.... Shadowydreamer, May 22, 2015
          6. Just use the halloween events and/or walk on days on field.. Dragon Furry, May 21, 2015
    2. Again In Fairbanks. Listessa, May 29, 2015
  3. The Backwards Bicycle. secretweaponevan, May 16, 2015
    1. My engineering society as school use that for a fundraiser one year.. Deus Machina, May 16, 2015
    2. I'm assuming riding without using your hands is against the rules?. FireFrenzy, May 16, 2015
    3. old gag in the industry .... B, May 17, 2015
    4. Re: The Backwards Bicycle. CF, May 17, 2015
      1. And if the fatality was the pilot.... Bruce Bergman, May 17, 2015
        1. Re: And if the fatality was the pilot.... CF, May 18, 2015
          1. So how's it supposed to work?. Dave H, May 18, 2015
          2. speaking as a pilot. Maker of Toys, May 18, 2015
            1. Speaking as a Mechanic. Unforgiven691, May 19, 2015
              1. That About Covers It..... CF, May 19, 2015
                1. Two people or one smart one.. Bruce Bergman, May 19, 2015
                  1. And even with competent people.... Bergman, May 19, 2015
    5. That's not backwards!. Snowtroll, May 18, 2015
  4. The All New Olds, part 13: Denied!. Doc Nickel, May 16, 2015
    1. Most of this stuff was supposed to be a bolt on.. Dave H, May 16, 2015
      1. Five or six.... Doc Nickel, May 16, 2015
        1. Five it is!. Doc Nickel, May 16, 2015
          1. Think Sam Starfall - Telescopic Legs. Bruce Bergman, May 17, 2015
          2. Can I borrow your welder?. Dave H, May 19, 2015
    2. Another option. Kyphir, May 16, 2015
      1. Unfortunately.... Doc Nickel, May 16, 2015
    3. Move frame mounts?. Mawson, May 16, 2015
      1. Thoroughly impractical.... Doc Nickel, May 16, 2015
    4. Have you considered a mysterious fire and an insurance claim?. Mark Trombley, May 16, 2015
    5. Well, you have machines!. Deus Machina, May 16, 2015
    6. Make your own lowers?. Irregular Logic, May 16, 2015
    7. Camber is Probably Intentional. Gryeryder, May 16, 2015
      1. Screwed up my own name.... n/t. Greyryder, May 16, 2015
      2. Racing specs vs. street specs. Doc Nickel, May 16, 2015
        1. Can't argue. Greyryder, May 16, 2015
          1. Tis true, reference game on point.... FireFrenzy, May 16, 2015
        2. totally negatory. sniper1rfa, May 24, 2015
  5. Painting a target with a laser? what's the process called. goldie, May 14, 2015
    1. Laser guidance. Mark Trombley, May 14, 2015
    2. Laser designation?. Mark Trombley, May 14, 2015
    3. Mark's got it. Dave H, May 14, 2015
      1. yup, that's it! thanks. Goldie, May 14, 2015
      2. Ah, good. An understandable explanation.. Mark Trombley, May 14, 2015
  6. Panda in Iron Man suit...Gino?. Daniel Meyer, May 14, 2015
    1. Cute, fuzzy One Man Army. :). tmk, May 14, 2015
  7. The All New Olds, part 12: The Damage. Doc Nickel, May 14, 2015
    1. ...not all that bad, considering.. tmk, May 14, 2015
    2. Never add it up. James, May 14, 2015
      1. Adding it up.... Doc Nickel, May 15, 2015
      2. What record? If you dont mind my asking?. FireFrenzy, May 16, 2015
    3. Not bad actually.... Irregular Logic, May 14, 2015
  8. time for that time traving coffee maker to show up.... smorizio, May 13, 2015
  9. Orange Soda???. Peter Sadlon, May 13, 2015
    1. Orange soda!. Doc Nickel, May 13, 2015
      1. That explains it. Kymation, May 13, 2015
        1. You would be surprised how many soft drinks contain caffeine.... eddi, May 13, 2015
          1. Soft drinks.. Chloe, May 13, 2015
            1. Two sort-of words:. CF, May 14, 2015
              1. That chemical waste color is well. FireFrenzy, May 16, 2015
      2. Aw phooey and I thought..... JozsefC, May 14, 2015
      3. Even the diet has it.. TagCrea, May 15, 2015
    2. Meh, give him the YooHoo. Salda007, May 13, 2015
    3. You're in Canada, aren't you? n/t. Bergman, May 19, 2015
  10. Mountain Dew has no clue..... SivDre, May 12, 2015
    1. You mean this commercial?. Danish Lurker, May 12, 2015
      1. That's the one. Gaz Wilmbroke, May 12, 2015
        1. All I can see is a player taking his mask off on the field during the game.... SquirllyOH, May 12, 2015
          1. Re: All I can see is a player taking his mask off on the field during the game.... CF, May 12, 2015
            1. awesomeness.... SivDre, May 12, 2015
            2. Except.... Joseph Houk, May 13, 2015
  11. TWB 2015-05-11. CF, May 11, 2015
    1. Dat Dew Done Doomed Dem. n/t. eddi, May 11, 2015
    2. just give doc a mellow yellow he wont know :). smorizio, May 11, 2015
      1. Do they still make Mello Yello? (n/t). Dave H, May 12, 2015
        1. yes they do. smorizio, May 12, 2015
          1. Imagine.... Dave H, May 12, 2015
            1. I'd bet there would be mallets in the weather forecast... (EOM). Gaz Wilmbroke, May 12, 2015
              1. It's raining mauls! Hallelujah, it's raining mauls! (n/t). Dave H, May 12, 2015
      2. Roach coach guy is out of that, too. (n/t). Nohbody, May 13, 2015
  12. Looking for Taso barrel. Charlie, May 11, 2015
  13. Riveting in the thirties. Danish Lurker, May 10, 2015
    1. Two-thirds of those rivets were in the shop, but still. Bruce Bergman, May 13, 2015
  14. Interesting wheel setup. Tenerec, May 10, 2015
    1. Yeah, it's been around a long time. James, May 11, 2015
      1. Low speed probably isnt helping.. Renegade_Azzy, May 11, 2015
        1. Not _that_ slow. Stu Friedberg, May 11, 2015
          1. Friend has a Forklift using those. Bruce Bergman, May 17, 2015
        2. Platform lifts are slow .... B, May 11, 2015
          1. Ive driven a few. Renegade_Azzy, May 12, 2015
  15. dont how they did they but great 4th wall comic. smorizio, May 10, 2015
  16. The All New Olds, part 11: It's all in the details. Doc Nickel, May 8, 2015
    1. "She'll hold together...". eddi, May 8, 2015
    2. all (?) the saga together. icouldbeascum, May 10, 2015
      1. couple more. icouldbeascum, May 10, 2015
      2. and more besides. icouldbeascum, May 10, 2015
        1. Missed one.... Doc Nickel, May 10, 2015
  17. TWB - 05/08. Steampunkhawk, May 8, 2015
    1. Re: TWB - 05/08. CF, May 8, 2015
  18. The All New Olds, part 10: Almost done!. Doc Nickel, May 7, 2015
    1. My best guess. Renegade_Azzy, May 8, 2015
      1. Guessing game..... Doc Nickel, May 8, 2015
        1. Springs. Renegade_Azzy, May 8, 2015
          1. Springy-dings.... Doc Nickel, May 8, 2015
            1. Hey.... Renegade_Azzy, May 11, 2015
    2. Is it maybe a break volume problem?. FireFrenzy, May 8, 2015
      1. Solid lines wouldnt work like that. Renegade_Azzy, May 8, 2015
      2. Brake lines.... Doc Nickel, May 8, 2015
    3. Broke brakes. Dave H, May 8, 2015
      1. Brake breaks.... Doc Nickel, May 8, 2015
    4. Some brake thoughts.. Hans Haase, May 8, 2015
      1. Musings.... Doc Nickel, May 8, 2015
        1. Some things to check. James, May 8, 2015
        2. I forgot how simple those GM valves were.... and another thought.. Hans Haase, May 8, 2015
          1. Holy crap, I found the old post...... Hans Haase, May 8, 2015
            1. Two more thoughts....... Hans Haase, May 8, 2015
              1. Thinkery.... Doc Nickel, May 8, 2015
                1. Either get with the rear axle swap, or look at the brakes.. Bruce Bergman, May 13, 2015
    5. Now that the usual pundits have had their say.... MildBill, May 9, 2015
  19. Powerfreak revisited. Jeffrey Pace, May 7, 2015
    1. Freaky.... Doc Nickel, May 8, 2015
      1. G7fly. Jeff Pace, May 8, 2015
  20. The All New Olds, part 9:. Doc Nickel, May 7, 2015
    1. Well done.... bigmatt-madcustoms, May 7, 2015
    2. Step I didn't see. Retromash, May 7, 2015
      1. Not done yet.... Doc Nickel, May 7, 2015
  21. RSS feed!. WatchDragon, May 6, 2015
    1. Re: RSS feed!. Shadowydreamer, May 7, 2015
  22. RE TWB 05/06 - Is it just me, or.... MildBill, May 6, 2015
    1. Me too.. FlyingWrench, May 6, 2015
      1. Ditto. NochDguir, May 6, 2015
    2. Sorry!. Doc Nickel, May 6, 2015
      1. TIMBER!!. eddi, May 6, 2015
      2. It's OK, Doc, we forgive you! n/t. MildBill, May 6, 2015
      3. Fourth wall.. Lobos, May 7, 2015
        1. Fourth wall. CHloe, May 7, 2015
  23. Ideas on holding a large ball steady for drilling?. Ironbadger, May 5, 2015
    1. Re: Ideas on holding a large ball steady for drilling?. Irregular Logic, May 5, 2015
    2. Use a bench vice and grip it with wood if you can. Bruce, May 5, 2015
    3. ...it's too bad you can't use a brass or aluminum ball.. WolfWings, May 5, 2015
      1. Brass pre threaded I can get easily... Ironbadger, May 6, 2015
    4. easy enough. . . but tedious.. Maker of Toys, May 6, 2015
    5. Fixturing wax?. Snowtroll, May 6, 2015
    6. Easy! Writeup link inside. Renegade_Azzy, May 6, 2015
      1. Very clever. NT. secretweaponevan, May 7, 2015
    7. Use a couple of blocks... B, May 6, 2015
  24. TWB 05/05/2015 -- sleepwalking myth. Bergman, May 5, 2015
    1. Not just sleepwalking.. Solar, May 6, 2015
      1. Re: Not just sleepwalking.. Shadowydreamer, May 6, 2015
        1. Everyone experiences that.... Snowtroll, May 6, 2015
  25. The All New Olds, part 8:. Doc Nickel, May 5, 2015
    1. Funny. Renegade_Azzy, May 5, 2015
  26. The All New Olds, part 7:. Doc Nickel, May 4, 2015
  27. Another crossover, of sorts?. Framerguy, May 4, 2015
    1. Doc had a cameo way back when and recently had a crossover dream panel.... eddi, May 4, 2015
      1. That's how I found this place :). Framerguy, May 5, 2015
        1. Sounds familiar. Dave H, May 5, 2015
    2. Not really a "crossover".... Doc Nickel, May 4, 2015
  28. Hey doc, remember the selecter?. Renegade_Azzy, May 4, 2015
    1. The company still exists.. hp_lovecraft, May 4, 2015
    2. Interesting.... Doc Nickel, May 4, 2015
  29. HAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!! (Girl Genius Monday 4 May 2015). tmk, May 3, 2015
    1. Awww you beat me to it.. Raphael, May 4, 2015
    2. Clearly I'm not awake yet.. Salda007, May 4, 2015
      1. The glasses were a dead giveaway. (n/t). Dave H, May 4, 2015
    3. Re: HAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!! (Girl Genius Monday 4 May 2015). Typeminer, May 4, 2015
    4. ...and the scowl [n/t]. Xheralt, May 4, 2015
      1. what if the GG Doc also has The Spark?. Xheralt, May 4, 2015
        1. Supersonic steam trains and dirigibles?. Typeminer, May 4, 2015
          1. Perhaps, perhaps not. Bergman, May 5, 2015
    5. Ya think Doc noticed? n/t. eddi, May 4, 2015
    6. That bear.... Doc Nickel, May 4, 2015
      1. That's awesome that Phil can't figure out what the strip is about. Dave H, May 5, 2015
      2. Small suggestion:. Salda007, May 5, 2015
      3. pfffffffffft. Hell, half of =us= aren't totally sure what it's about anymore. :). tmk, May 5, 2015
        1. Wait.... Joseph Houk, May 5, 2015
          1. It's a comic about nothing in particular..... eddi, May 5, 2015
  30. The All New Olds, part 6:. Doc Nickel, May 1, 2015
  31. Does anybody know about glass?. OCDmunkey, May 1, 2015
    1. How about this?. Doc Nickel, May 1, 2015
    2. Simple fixture. Mark Trombley, May 1, 2015
    3. Glass tube scoring. Waub, May 1, 2015
    4. Do you need to use the Dremel?. Salda007, May 2, 2015
      1. Like one of those bottle cutters. Renegade_Azzy, May 2, 2015
    5. some experience with glass. B, May 2, 2015
      1. Good times. Dave H, May 3, 2015
        1. All the way around, unfortunately. N/T. OCDmunkey, May 4, 2015
    6. Mill it on a Cnc?. Snowtroll, May 4, 2015
    7. Deeper is not better. Framerguy, May 4, 2015
  32. Please do NOT spoil "The Avengers"!. Doc Nickel, May 1, 2015
    1. Much the same here.... CF, May 1, 2015
    2. No Spoliers. Rob, May 2, 2015
    3. Re: Please do NOT spoil "The Avengers"!. Shadowydreamer, May 2, 2015
    4. So you don't want to..... Bruce, May 3, 2015
      1. Well that one was kid of obvious.... Snowtroll, May 3, 2015
    5. Major Spoiler!!!.... MildBill, May 4, 2015
  33. TWB 05/01/2015. JozsefC, May 1, 2015
    1. Roger needs to..... James, May 1, 2015
    2. Nice way to introduce Doc to the new kid. n/t. eddi, May 1, 2015
  34. The All New Olds, part 5:. Doc Nickel, Apr 29, 2015
    1. server crash. Jeff Pace, Apr 30, 2015
    2. Effing Finger of Hate. Dave H, Apr 30, 2015
    3. My tale of woe.... Salda007, Apr 30, 2015
      1. salad007 did you see the video that came out this week. smorizio, Apr 30, 2015
    4. Long weekend, not so much done.... Snowtroll, May 4, 2015
  35. 4/29 That wont end well.. Peter Sadlon, Apr 29, 2015
    1. He will automatically home in on the nearest caffeine source. n/t. eddi, Apr 29, 2015
  36. The All New Olds, part 4:. Doc Nickel, Apr 28, 2015
    1. Been enjoying the car updates... bigmatt-madcustoms, Apr 29, 2015
    2. ... But cars are like homes in some respects.... J. Cook, Apr 29, 2015
      1. Oh sure.... Doc Nickel, Apr 29, 2015
    3. You make brake lines sound easy. Dave H, Apr 29, 2015
    4. Those lines look good.... Jordan, Apr 30, 2015
      1. That's a very good point..... Doc Nickel, May 1, 2015
  37. The All New Olds, part 3:. Doc Nickel, Apr 27, 2015
  38. Legos on youtube. Zayden, Apr 27, 2015
    1. The guy who did that also did some other churches i think. FireFrenzy, Apr 29, 2015
  39. TWB 4/27 - That fennec sounds a lot like.... Torinir, Apr 27, 2015
    1. Remember, she requested a messy devouring..... eddi, Apr 27, 2015
  40. The Ultimate Welding Cart. Doc Nickel, Apr 25, 2015
    1. Almost complete. Dave H, Apr 25, 2015
    2. You.... are a bad influence!. Josh, Apr 27, 2015
      1. Bad influence, inspiration... tomayto, tomahto... (n/t). Dave H, Apr 27, 2015
    3. How big is the engine going to be?. Nevwyn, Apr 27, 2015
      1. Weed eater sized would get some decent speed... (N/T). Josh, Apr 28, 2015
        1. bet doc goes for the 17v lawnmower engines.. smorizio, Apr 28, 2015
  41. Bushmaster DD68 project complete. newmaticarsenal, Apr 25, 2015
    1. Nice!. Doc Nickel, Apr 25, 2015
    2. Now I really want to try something like this.. Deus Machina, Apr 25, 2015
  42. did I let the smoke out?. goldie, Apr 24, 2015
    1. Re: did I let the smoke out?. Retromash, Apr 24, 2015
    2. Don't worry, it's replaceable.... Doc Nickel, Apr 24, 2015
      1. I haven't seen a jar of genuine Lucas smoke since the 70s. n/t. eddi, Apr 24, 2015
      2. I would go through truckloads of that stuff! nt. goldie, Apr 25, 2015
      3. But.... Dave H, Apr 25, 2015
        1. There's an installation kit.... Doc Nickel, Apr 25, 2015
          1. Wait gas filters are multi purpose?. FireFrenzy, Apr 26, 2015
            1. A filter's a filter. Dave H, Apr 26, 2015
              1. And its a GAS filter;) n/t. FireFrenzy, Apr 27, 2015
                1. Looks like an old Atlas FF-5, Ford application. Retromash, Apr 28, 2015
    3. Pretty.... eddi, Apr 24, 2015
    4. Re: did I let the smoke out?. Dave H, Apr 25, 2015
      1. Probably molten lava. n/t. Torinir, Apr 25, 2015
      2. Most likely melting insulation. Irregular Logic, Apr 26, 2015
        1. I did!. Dave H, Apr 26, 2015
      3. Some ESC are protected by shrink tubing.... eddi, Apr 26, 2015
    5. Here's the aftermath. goldie, Apr 27, 2015
      1. Re: Here's the aftermath. EightTailFox, Apr 28, 2015
        1. "This time" (N/T). Shadowydreamer, Apr 28, 2015
  43. Refree recruitment drive? n/t. eddi, Apr 24, 2015
    1. I fear the moment she meets Jinx. NT. Peter Sadlon, Apr 24, 2015
      1. Don't fear the moment, revel in the glory unleashed N/T. Retromash, Apr 24, 2015
  44. The rat rod. Doc Nickel, Apr 22, 2015
    1. Those are a PITA. Renegade_Azzy, Apr 23, 2015
      1. Was there no room to fit a nut splitter?. Nighthawke, Apr 23, 2015
        1. That, or the Blue Flame Wrench...?. Bruce Bergman, Apr 23, 2015
          1. In my case.... Doc Nickel, Apr 24, 2015
            1. Dremel with the flexidrive?. Bruce, Apr 25, 2015
              1. It wasn't size, per se`.... Doc Nickel, Apr 25, 2015
                1. Reversible?. Renegade_Azzy, Apr 27, 2015
        2. In this case, wouldnt work. Renegade_Azzy, Apr 23, 2015
  45. Finally got this process down (leather patches). Renegade_Azzy, Apr 22, 2015
    1. Wood grips. Jeff Pace, Apr 23, 2015
      1. I can.. James, Apr 23, 2015
        1. All about experiance. Renegade_Azzy, Apr 23, 2015
          1. Pic link inside. Renegade_Azzy, Apr 23, 2015
          2. Pic link inside. Renegade_Azzy, Apr 23, 2015
      2. Sure can. Renegade_Azzy, Apr 23, 2015
    2. Photo link broken?. Salda007, Apr 23, 2015
      1. Whoops!. Renegade_Azzy, Apr 23, 2015
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