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  1. Snow Chains the Webcomic. Bald Tires, Feb 17, 2014
  2. Doc, I sent you an email. Troy Congdon, Feb 17, 2014
    1. Who were you again?. Doc Nickel, Feb 18, 2014
      1. Gold scraps. Jeff Pace, Feb 18, 2014
        1. or with my guns.... weber, Feb 18, 2014
      2. The scrapper hates it too I am sure. Troy Congdon, Feb 18, 2014
  3. A complicated romance - Whiteboard style.... eddi, Feb 14, 2014
  4. Untitled. Kestrel, Feb 12, 2014
    1. Re:. eighttailfox, Feb 12, 2014
      1. Who does she think she is, Gloria Pike?. Bruce Bergman, Feb 13, 2014
      2. Re: Re:. Kestrel, Feb 14, 2014
  5. You just had to do that, didn't you Doc?. Ironbadger, Feb 12, 2014
    1. That was awesome!!. Katy, Feb 12, 2014
    2. Paint herself?. Attic Rat, Feb 12, 2014
      1. Re: Paint herself?. eighttailfox, Feb 12, 2014
      2. Again? nt :). Algaean, Feb 13, 2014
    3. Ah, Pepe.... CF, Feb 12, 2014
    4. What gets me.... Nohbody, Feb 12, 2014
      1. More like temporary hair dyes. Shampoos out. n/t. eddi, Feb 12, 2014
    5. It's always the quiet ones .... JC, Feb 12, 2014
  6. Untitled. Kestrel, Feb 12, 2014
    1. Fun fact.... salda007, Feb 12, 2014
      1. Grazie. ~nt~. OXX, Feb 13, 2014
      2. Re: Fun fact.... Anonymous Coward, Feb 14, 2014
  7. Drill bits.... timberwolf, Feb 11, 2014
    1. Ya get what you pay for.. Maker of Toys, Feb 11, 2014
    2. never ever buy cheap ....... B, Feb 11, 2014
      1. BTW having indexes is usefull ...... B, Feb 12, 2014
    3. there is no need to spend $100 on a 13 drill set.... sniper1rfa, Feb 11, 2014
      1. oh, regarding HF.... sniper1rfa, Feb 11, 2014
    4. I go with machinery supply. Someone, Feb 11, 2014
      1. The letter "E".... sniper1rfa, Feb 11, 2014
    5. [Cracks knuckles] The Almighty drill bit.... Doc Nickel, Feb 11, 2014
      1. indexes.... sniper1rfa, Feb 11, 2014
        1. More thoughts.... sniper1rfa, Feb 11, 2014
      2. additonal more thoghts.. Maker of Toys, Feb 11, 2014
      3. I keep a few drills around as well. Russ Kepler, Feb 11, 2014
      4. Fishing tackle boxes. Someone, Feb 11, 2014
      5. Agree mostly.... FerriteCore, Feb 12, 2014
        1. A bit of clarification.... Doc Nickel, Feb 13, 2014
      6. You forgot to mention one important part. jkeyser14, Feb 13, 2014
      7. in addition, tip geometry is important.. ed, Feb 20, 2014
        1. also, try to get away from subjective evaluations of "quality". Anonymous Coward, Feb 20, 2014
    6. Re: Drill bits.... Spike, Feb 12, 2014
  8. You know you have been around Doc to long when.... Donkey, Feb 10, 2014
    1. When a T-Rex stomps by..... Wolf, Feb 10, 2014
    2. ...you realize that your offered solution to 7 out of any 10 problems is.... Spike, Feb 10, 2014
    3. When explosions are minor annoyances. Irregular Logic, Feb 10, 2014
    4. When deliveries.... OmniMech, Feb 10, 2014
    5. When making coffee requires a hazard suit.. Katy, Feb 10, 2014
      1. When you can drink said coffee, all day and sleep all night. n/t. eddi, Feb 10, 2014
    6. You know you've been around Doc too long when.... Attic Rat, Feb 10, 2014
    7. When you need a Tazer.... Wolf, Feb 10, 2014
    8. When you start cooking MoutianDew in a spoon over a candle.. newmaticarsenal, Feb 11, 2014
    9. When brewing coffee.... OmniMech, Feb 11, 2014
      1. ...When you start asking.... Spike, Feb 11, 2014
    10. You are not fazed by the range signs.... MephitMark, Feb 11, 2014
      1. not to get off subject.... Wolf, Feb 11, 2014
    11. when mach 5 is for the the slow lane. swiftblade13, Feb 11, 2014
    12. When you get Frisked by Black BeretsÂ…. Wolf, Feb 11, 2014
      1. Re: When you get Frisked by Black BeretsÂ…. Leonidae, Feb 16, 2014
  9. Check another one off the list.... Doc Nickel, Feb 9, 2014
    1. Machines fixing Machines..... PyroFiend, Feb 10, 2014
    2. Re: Check another one off the list.... Donkey, Feb 10, 2014
    3. You know it always the same, one thing leads to a another..... MephitMark, Feb 10, 2014
    4. Why didn't it come like that stock. Jeff Pace, Feb 10, 2014
      1. It wasn't designed for it.. Deus Machina, Feb 10, 2014
        1. More or less.... Doc Nickel, Feb 11, 2014
  10. cocker question. Alex_H, Feb 9, 2014
    1. Cockers. OmniMech, Feb 9, 2014
      1. To make things easier on yourself.... DK1, Feb 10, 2014
    2. Thanks. Alex_h, Feb 10, 2014
  11. Favourite webcomics. Shadowydreamer, Feb 9, 2014
    1. some of mine. swiftblade13, Feb 9, 2014
    2. My list. Kymation, Feb 9, 2014
    3. currently read. . .. isuckatmoney, Feb 10, 2014
    4. Webcomics.... Doc Nickel, Feb 10, 2014
      1. Digger? Did you get the HardCover?. Snowtroll, Feb 25, 2014
    5. in addition to the fine selections above:. Maker of Toys, Feb 10, 2014
  12. Another new application for paintball technology. Someone, Feb 9, 2014
    1. Made by GOG.... fullofpaint, Feb 9, 2014
      1. Entirely possible.... Doc Nickel, Feb 9, 2014
    2. Doc already weaponized it.. OmniMech, Feb 9, 2014
  13. CG Doc MK2. TagCrea, Feb 9, 2014
    1. Nice!. Doc Nickel, Feb 10, 2014
      1. Noted. TagCrea, Feb 10, 2014
      2. Ok, I lied. It didn't take me that long.. TagCrea, Feb 10, 2014
        1. Noice!. Doc Nickel, Feb 11, 2014
          1. Another go. TagCrea, Feb 13, 2014
            1. Very nice, but please put the clothes back on. Jeff Pace, Feb 14, 2014
  14. fuzzball, fuzzball, furball, furball, hairball <grin> n/t. Lee, Feb 7, 2014
    1. hmmm...... Cyco-Dude, Feb 8, 2014
      1. Except for Hairball Grade. They make a bigger mess n/t. eddi, Feb 8, 2014
  15. Tale of a tail.... eddi, Feb 5, 2014
    1. Re: Tale of a tail.... Hey_Allen, Feb 6, 2014
      1. Bugger. Bruce, Feb 6, 2014
        1. Re: Bugger. Shadowydreamer, Feb 6, 2014
          1. as long as its not a hedgehog... joecrouse, Feb 8, 2014
            1. Thank you so much for that painful mental image! :P (N/T). Shadowydreamer, Feb 8, 2014
            2. It still turns...... Bruce, Feb 8, 2014
            3. Are you channeling Nanny Ogg? N/T. Robert The Addled, Feb 9, 2014
        2. like to see a snake..... smorizio, Feb 8, 2014
  16. Agree or dissagree?. MephitMark, Feb 5, 2014
    1. Reasonable response n/t. eddi, Feb 5, 2014
  17. Who can help me post a picture?. S7G, Feb 4, 2014
    1. The clan over at MCB figured it out.. S7G, Feb 4, 2014
  18. Doc's newest project?. Draken, Feb 4, 2014
    1. Sno-Cat with Farglesnorker attached - Hmmm. Bruce Bergman, Feb 4, 2014
      1. Don't know that model, but... Snowtroll, Feb 5, 2014
        1. If it's for the US Military, they use a US Snocat.. Bruce Bergman, Feb 7, 2014
          1. Re: If it's for the US Military, they use a US Snocat.. Vulpis, Feb 7, 2014
            1. Been up here over 9 years, never used a snocat. Pife-Ster, Feb 7, 2014
      2. heh, I'll be up there Thursday, may have to check it out. Pife-Ster, Feb 5, 2014
    2. I'm sure I need this.... Daniel Meyer, Feb 5, 2014
      1. You can rent it to the Power Co-op next January. Bruce Bergman, Feb 7, 2014
      2. mobile tree stand GRIN, nt. Pife-Ster, Feb 7, 2014
    3. The way this winter has been going of late..... MephitMark, Feb 5, 2014
      1. Re: The way this winter has been going of late..... Shadowydreamer, Feb 6, 2014
  19. Pirta needs an inventory system. Or some training in paintball lore.... eddi, Feb 4, 2014
  20. Very noobish question for the EEs out there. TeflonSoul, Feb 3, 2014
    1. careful with the USB ports. Dastardly Dan, Feb 4, 2014
    2. Cooling pads are normally used at home.... Bruce Bergman, Feb 4, 2014
      1. most BLDC cooling fans now.... sniper1rfa, Feb 6, 2014
    3. USB power rails. irregular logic, Feb 4, 2014
    4. 5V DC fans at Digikey.. MephitMark, Feb 5, 2014
    5. Re: Very noobish question for the EEs out there. Shadowydreamer, Feb 6, 2014
  21. I want it!. Snowtroll, Feb 3, 2014
    1. Here you go. looks to be this. Kitty kasper, Feb 3, 2014
      1. Its a reference to this comic. Renegade_Azzy, Feb 3, 2014
      2. Ouch... Slightly too expensive.... Snowtroll, Feb 3, 2014
        1. Re: Ouch... Slightly too expensive.... Shadowydreamer, Feb 3, 2014
          1. Especially if buying HP.... Snowtroll, Feb 5, 2014
  22. Don't You Love It When Foxes Get Frisky?. Rocket T. Coyote, Jan 31, 2014
  23. Why are there a destruct sequence on the breakroom fridge?. eddi, Jan 31, 2014
    1. Re: Why are there a destruct sequence on the breakroom fridge?. CF, Jan 31, 2014
    2. the last frig that did that took all of docs mt dew with it. smorizio, Jan 31, 2014
    3. Because.... Katy, Jan 31, 2014
    4. who said it's the destruct sequence for the fridge?. Raphael, Feb 5, 2014
  24. Turbine-powered grill.. I want one... Curt, Jan 31, 2014
    1. Time to teach you lot how to braai South African style. Bruce, Jan 31, 2014
      1. Oh, we know.. Deus Machina, Jan 31, 2014
    2. Didnt I see.... OmniMech, Feb 3, 2014
      1. RedGreen Handyman bathtub grill. MephitMark, Feb 3, 2014
        1. Re: RedGreen Handyman bathtub grill. Shadowydreamer, Feb 6, 2014
  25. CNC guys with old gear. Timberwolf, Jan 31, 2014
    1. Missing link. Bruce, Jan 31, 2014
      1. oops, link here. Timberwolf, Jan 31, 2014
        1. Nice concept that device. Bruce, Jan 31, 2014
          1. floppy emulator. Timberwolf, Jan 31, 2014
            1. it's easy as long as they work (+ some details). ydna, Jan 31, 2014
              1. German company. Bruce, Jan 31, 2014
              2. The one I use acts a little different.. Chris Mader, Jan 31, 2014
              3. I use a floppy emulator on my wire edm. dsergison, Jan 31, 2014
                1. Strange format floppies. Hey_Allen, Feb 5, 2014
                  1. Odds are against it.... Snowtroll, Feb 6, 2014
  26. Am i the only one for whom TWB is unreachable?. FireFrenzy, Jan 31, 2014
    1. If what your experiencing is anything like.... EightTailFox, Jan 31, 2014
    2. Welcome to the club. Janek, Jan 31, 2014
      1. i used "down for everyone or just me. FireFrenzy, Feb 1, 2014
  27. Not your usual custom car build. Salda007, Jan 30, 2014
    1. That.... is awesome. N/T. J. Cook, Jan 30, 2014
    2. Anyone recognize the chassis from the bits visible?. Bruce Bergman, Feb 1, 2014
      1. Daewoo Matiz. Bruce, Feb 2, 2014
  28. eclipse sto. ben holmes, Jan 29, 2014
    1. Just so we know.... OmniMech, Jan 29, 2014
    2. Front block oring?. Yochinaman, Feb 3, 2014
  29. Swampy is such a romantic n/t. eddi, Jan 29, 2014
    1. yep... joecrouse, Jan 29, 2014
      1. Other nicknames. Tread Head, Jan 30, 2014
    2. So does Swamps. n/t. eddi, Jan 29, 2014
    3. Buttons?. Rocket T. Coyote, Jan 29, 2014
      1. The difference.... Arcticwlf, Jan 30, 2014
  30. Website + cart. Renegade_Azzy, Jan 27, 2014
    1. From my experience. Kymation, Jan 27, 2014
  31. DIY rifling. Renegade_Azzy, Jan 27, 2014
    1. Rifiling. Joat, Jan 27, 2014
      1. Barrel liners.. HTRN, Jan 27, 2014
        1. That works for now. Renegade_Azzy, Jan 28, 2014
          1. If it's short enough... HTRN, Jan 31, 2014
    2. It may be possible by playing with change gears.. Someone, Jan 28, 2014
  32. Mighty MO - CNET Link. Steampunkhawk, Jan 27, 2014
  33. Figured I would show off a little... MadLarkin, Jan 27, 2014
  34. First official Tool Gloat of the year. Doc Nickel, Jan 27, 2014
    1. Should have said something.... joecrouse, Jan 27, 2014
      1. Two of what?. Doc Nickel, Jan 27, 2014
        1. Miller welding rigs. joecrouse, Jan 28, 2014
    2. Holiday scores. NZGene, Jan 27, 2014
    3. Nothing like that.... Snowtroll, Jan 28, 2014
    4. Homebrew Spotwelder. Latrans, Jan 29, 2014
  35. If the Whiteboard is either late or missing, I might know why.. MephitMark, Jan 26, 2014
    1. Thank you.. G.Webster, Jan 27, 2014
      1. Re: a 747? naa, an A-10 warthog would be better NT.. MephitMark, Jan 27, 2014
        1. An A-10............. G.Webster, Jan 28, 2014
          1. Just replace the avenger with 6" of PVC pipe and lead weight.... FireFrenzy, Jan 28, 2014
            1. More like 19 ft 10.5 in (6.06 m) of steel pipe and pig iron...... fredb, Jan 29, 2014
              1. Maybe personal hauler.... Stuart Friedberg, Jan 29, 2014
                1. Portable lathe.... Vulpis, Jan 29, 2014
                2. Not so sure about that....... fredb, Jan 29, 2014
                  1. Jack under the tail. M Squared, Jan 30, 2014
  36. Accidentally Making Thermite. Under the Radar, Jan 25, 2014
    1. You don't need much. Anonymous Coward, Jan 25, 2014
      1. That was a surprise n/t. eddi, Jan 26, 2014
    2. Had everything I needed at the old job.. tmk, Jan 26, 2014
    3. Thermite.... Doc Nickel, Jan 27, 2014
    4. Not thermite,. derranged gadgeteer, Feb 16, 2014
  37. Looking for a tool for a stupid idea. AdmiralSenn, Jan 25, 2014
    1. The tool already exists, look for a Reverse Countersink. Kylekatern, Jan 26, 2014
      1. Thank you!. AdmiralSenn, Jan 27, 2014
  38. Awwwwwwww.... FleetCommander, Jan 25, 2014
  39. Laser etching a Glock. GruntDoc, Jan 25, 2014
    1. Re: Laser etching a Glock. Shadowydreamer, Jan 25, 2014
    2. Are you the same GruntDoc...?. Thru-Hiker, Jan 26, 2014
      1. I am not, but I'll have to check that out now (n/t). GruntDoc, Jan 26, 2014
    3. Cool. Renegade_Azzy, Jan 27, 2014
      1. BOSS Laser. GruntDoc, Jan 27, 2014
        1. Thats one of the ones I was looking at. Renegade_Azzy, Jan 27, 2014
          1. No idea. GruntDoc, Jan 27, 2014
  40. Rethreading Barrel Backs. Michael, Jan 25, 2014
    1. Re: Rethreading Barrel Backs. zapf, Jan 25, 2014
    2. Sorry, no.... Doc Nickel, Jan 27, 2014
  41. Any girl that can belch like that is a keeper.. joecrouse, Jan 24, 2014
    1. Gomez: TISH. That's French. nt. fredb, Jan 24, 2014
      1. Caramia (Catamia?) you say the lovliest things [n/t]. CR Pyro, Jan 24, 2014
        1. fwiw its Cara Mia (In Italian Its My Dear). joecrouse, Jan 27, 2014
    2. The fire is still in his eyes, somewhere under that hat n/t. eddi, Jan 24, 2014
    3. HAHAHA. Phoenix, Jan 24, 2014
    4. Re: Any girl that can belch like that is a keeper.. Shadowydreamer, Jan 25, 2014
      1. Just not cricket to do that to us Yanks. n/t. eddi, Jan 26, 2014
  42. OT: Bass players? A question on strings.. Deus Machina, Jan 22, 2014
    1. Take a cue from folks that make their own fishing poles?. Timberwolf, Jan 23, 2014
    2. Might want to ask these guys. Renegade_Azzy, Jan 23, 2014
      1. I might shoot them a message.. Deus Machina, Jan 23, 2014
    3. Why do you need silk?. DK1, Jan 23, 2014
      1. Wear reduction, theoretically.. Danny Beans, Jan 23, 2014
        1. I always figured.... Deus Machina, Jan 23, 2014
          1. Well, if anyone would know.... DK1, Jan 24, 2014
    4. Probably real silk.. Danny Beans, Jan 23, 2014
    5. Serving & Whipping. Greebo, Jan 23, 2014
    6. Try JustStrings.com. RayU, Jan 23, 2014
  43. OT: Can you please send us a Bren gun?. Snowtroll, Jan 22, 2014
    1. Ahhh Dad's Army!. Delta-17, Jan 22, 2014
      1. One of the Top 10 comedies ever.... Snowtroll, Jan 23, 2014
    2. Re: OT: Can you please send us a Bren gun?. Vulpis, Jan 24, 2014
      1. Don't think so.. Snowtroll, Jan 24, 2014
  44. Father/Son first bike build, updates 3,4,5 (LOTS OF PICS). Timberwolf, Jan 22, 2014
    1. Looking nice!. Deus Machina, Jan 22, 2014
      1. No need. Timberwolf, Jan 23, 2014
  45. Doc had it first ..... JC, Jan 21, 2014
    1. Concept is several years old. Robert The Addled, Jan 22, 2014
      1. That's just a bolt on accessory... Squirlly, Jan 22, 2014
      2. older than that. Irregular logic, Jan 22, 2014
    2. Definetely not a new idea.. MephitMark, Jan 22, 2014
      1. I've seen those in "Taxi". Anonymous Coward, Jan 22, 2014
        1. I LOVE THOSE MOVIES!!. swiftblade13, Jan 22, 2014
          1. Taxi 4. Snowtroll, Jan 23, 2014
    3. Been around for decades. sleazey, Jan 22, 2014
    4. Mid to late 50's. Greebo, Jan 23, 2014
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