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  1. Sometimes you just gotta make do.... Doc Nickel, Jul 23, 2015
    1. "for science" might be the best descriptor ever. FireFrenzy, Jul 24, 2015
  2. The 90-Minute Storage Tray. Doc Nickel, Jul 20, 2015
    1. Looks good.. Snowtroll, Jul 21, 2015
    2. And how many of the 90 minutes..... SquirllyOH, Jul 22, 2015
      1. Almost all of them.. Doc Nickel, Jul 23, 2015
  3. Paintball in the movies, revisited. Doc Nickel, Jul 20, 2015
    1. And one other:. Doc Nickel, Jul 20, 2015
      1. Re: And one other:. Anonymous Coward, Jul 20, 2015
        1. In the movie.... Doc Nickel, Jul 20, 2015
          1. Re: In the movie.... OlPaint, Jul 21, 2015
            1. Thank you!. Doc Nickel, Jul 21, 2015
              1. Re: Thank you!. OlPaint, Jul 22, 2015
    2. No Time Like the Present movie. Machtyn, Jul 20, 2015
      1. Huh.... Doc Nickel, Jul 20, 2015
    3. Another one for your list.. Chris Mader, Jul 20, 2015
      1. Cool!. Doc Nickel, Jul 20, 2015
        1. That was the only shot.. Chris Mader, Jul 21, 2015
    4. Updated.... Doc Nickel, Jul 25, 2015
  4. I think you all might like this image.... FireFrenzy, Jul 19, 2015
    1. purdy.... tmk, Jul 19, 2015
      1. you have the same info as me.. FireFrenzy, Jul 20, 2015
        1. I'd be more worried about the penetration. Bruce Bergman, Aug 10, 2015
  5. It's been a while since I made one of these.... Doc Nickel, Jul 19, 2015
    1. wouldnt "drop down". FireFrenzy, Jul 19, 2015
      1. That's not a drop forward.. Chris Mader, Jul 19, 2015
        1. Exactly.... Doc Nickel, Jul 19, 2015
          1. Very cool. Pitaman, Jul 19, 2015
  6. On the subject of "rounds". Robert L Martin, Jul 18, 2015
    1. Re: On the subject of "rounds". Shadowydreamer, Jul 18, 2015
    2. Not uncommon.. Deus Machina, Jul 18, 2015
    3. rounds. smorizio, Jul 19, 2015
      1. Re: rounds. neocool00, Jul 20, 2015
  7. TWB: Doc, not to be a pushy jerkface, but.... Nohbody, Jul 17, 2015
    1. Dear Mr. Pushy Jerkface.... Doc Nickel, Jul 17, 2015
      1. Can't last for ever.... Chloe, Jul 20, 2015
  8. VM68 ASA Thread. stevo_za, Jul 16, 2015
    1. Threading. Not The Spy, Jul 16, 2015
      1. Re: Threading. stevo_za, Jul 16, 2015
        1. It is, in fact..... Doc Nickel, Jul 16, 2015
          1. Re: It is, in fact..... stevo_za, Jul 16, 2015
  9. Paintball Newbie. Don't shoot (yet).. Not The Spy, Jul 15, 2015
    1. Just head in!. Deus Machina, Jul 15, 2015
      1. new to paintball. smorizio, Jul 15, 2015
        1. found an old big game photo from new hampshire. smorizio, Jul 16, 2015
        2. I Second All of This. Unforgiven691, Jul 17, 2015
          1. What they said.... eddi, Jul 17, 2015
            1. Hey now. Unforgiven691, Jul 20, 2015
    2. Hot Tip. Spike, Jul 16, 2015
  10. Doc - You live in a beautiful part of the world. RobertTheAddled, Jul 14, 2015
    1. Yup! :). Doc Nickel, Jul 14, 2015
      1. Wow!. Unforgiven691, Jul 15, 2015
        1. But they're pretty creative with it!. Dave H, Jul 15, 2015
      2. Cruising with Tours (they wait for the tours booked thru them). RobertTheAddled, Jul 16, 2015
  11. Does anyone else here think this will play out like.... Peter Sadlon, Jul 14, 2015
    1. Re: Does anyone else here think this will play out like.... Not The Spy, Jul 14, 2015
      1. They probably did.... Doc Nickel, Jul 14, 2015
        1. I guess that makes sense.... Not The Spy, Jul 14, 2015
  12. Playing with 'injection' molding. Doc Nickel, Jul 14, 2015
    1. Everytime i think i am practical doc has to go and do something like this.... FireFrenzy, Jul 14, 2015
    2. Bubbles. Renegade_Azzy, Jul 14, 2015
      1. Not sure that'd work.... Doc Nickel, Jul 14, 2015
        1. Vacuum BEFORE casting. Snowtroll, Jul 15, 2015
        2. Vacuum... sniper1rfa, Jul 16, 2015
        3. Vac again!. goldie, Jul 18, 2015
    3. So which urethane are you using?. MarkT, Jul 14, 2015
      1. Urethane, imethane, werthanes here all! (n/t). Typeminer, Jul 14, 2015
      2. Trade secret.. Doc Nickel, Jul 14, 2015
    4. The molding gun. Doc Nickel, Jul 14, 2015
      1. Scrap Bin Projects. Spike, Jul 15, 2015
        1. That would take a large diameter piston. Bruce Bergman, Jul 15, 2015
          1. Hadn't thought about that.... Spike, Jul 17, 2015
      2. Mcmaster. goldie, Jul 15, 2015
        1. Actually no, I didn't..... Doc Nickel, Jul 15, 2015
          1. re: Actually no, I didn't..... Chloe, Jul 16, 2015
    5. Another moldy bit.... Doc Nickel, Jul 15, 2015
      1. RE: Another Moldy Bit. Greyryder, Jul 15, 2015
  13. I need 3d printer advice. Looking at a 2nd one.. Sam, Jul 13, 2015
    1. Im a fan of boxzy. Renegade_Azzy, Jul 13, 2015
  14. In Doc's kitchen no one can hear you....... JozsefC, Jul 13, 2015
  15. Autococker 'Flattop' front-block bolts!. Doc Nickel, Jul 13, 2015
  16. Doc inspired thread mill.. Newmaticarsenal@yahoo.com, Jul 11, 2015
    1. Nice! (nt). MarkT, Jul 12, 2015
    2. I shall demand videos of this in operation n/t. FireFrenzy, Jul 12, 2015
    3. Well done and useful, but.... Doc Nickel, Jul 12, 2015
      1. Re: Well done and useful, but.... newmaticarsenal@yahoo.com, Jul 12, 2015
  17. An Old Project Revisited- or, "Stockbridge, part 2". Doc Nickel, Jul 10, 2015
    1. "I'll blog all the cool stuff I make 'til I die". Dave H, Jul 11, 2015
    2. They have that?. Russ Kepler, Jul 11, 2015
      1. Heh. Renegade_Azzy, Jul 11, 2015
        1. Well, except when Building & Safety sees it.... Bruce Bergman, Jul 12, 2015
      2. There's a Reason.... GladMech, Jul 14, 2015
  18. Sketchy Friday. Doc Nickel, Jul 10, 2015
    1. bought a house. Dr. J, Jul 10, 2015
    2. BOUNCE HOUSE. Jeb Hoge, Jul 10, 2015
    3. Saturday is Open Sunday is going to go BANG!. SquirllyOH, Jul 10, 2015
      1. GodFather or just a Friend in Low Places??. Robert L Martin, Jul 10, 2015
        1. More like Uncle Squirlly. SquirllyOH, Jul 10, 2015
    4. Working at my shop and at a race. James, Jul 10, 2015
    5. Taking Kids to Shark-Con n/t. Jeff Pace, Jul 10, 2015
      1. Just don't take out a loan.... Not The Spy, Jul 15, 2015
    6. Building a tank. Pitaman, Jul 10, 2015
      1. Re: Building a tank. Shadowydreamer, Jul 13, 2015
    7. Building a folding set of Cornhole boards.. Fubarius, Jul 10, 2015
    8. More work on my Level 1 rocket. Hans Haase, Jul 10, 2015
    9. Sticks for hitting people!. Salda007, Jul 11, 2015
    10. Gathering minions. DinkyInky, Jul 11, 2015
      1. Off to see the minions. Not The Spy, Jul 15, 2015
    11. Re: Sketchy Friday. Shadowydreamer, Jul 13, 2015
    12. Roosters. Machtyn, Jul 13, 2015
  19. Paintball Minigun. Dragon Furry, Jul 9, 2015
    1. Applies two coats and reload for a clear finish n/t. eddi, Jul 10, 2015
    2. While cool..... Doc Nickel, Jul 10, 2015
      1. I saw that done with a .22 rifle too. Dave H, Jul 10, 2015
      2. Re: While cool..... Spike, Jul 10, 2015
      3. Then how abut this one? :p. Dragon Furry, Jul 10, 2015
      4. Also.... Snowtroll, Jul 13, 2015
    3. check these out. Rachuff, Jul 10, 2015
    4. I made one once back in the 90s.. newmaticarsenal@yahoo.com, Jul 11, 2015
      1. Noice!. Doc Nickel, Jul 12, 2015
        1. The best demo I've seen... Newmaticarsenal@yahoo.com, Jul 12, 2015
  20. Any recommendations on LED lightbulbs?. TeflonSoul, Jul 8, 2015
    1. CRI is important.... sniper1rfa, Jul 9, 2015
      1. CRI is worthless. Kymation, Jul 9, 2015
        1. Re: CRI is worthless. WolfWings, Jul 9, 2015
        2. Re: CRI is worthless. mouse, Jul 9, 2015
          1. I sit corrected. Kymation, Jul 9, 2015
        3. CRI.... sniper1rfa, Jul 11, 2015
      2. Heartily agree. Stu Friedberg, Jul 10, 2015
    2. Try to get a demo. Dave H, Jul 9, 2015
      1. demo bulbs. smorizio, Jul 9, 2015
    3. Re: Any recommendations on LED lightbulbs?. Carl, Jul 9, 2015
  21. Red is in Love. Peter Sadlon, Jul 8, 2015
    1. Yep. zapf, Jul 8, 2015
  22. Mysterious hole in roof of car. icouldbe, Jul 7, 2015
    1. Vandals? Or Visigoths?. Dave H, Jul 7, 2015
    2. screw driver .... B, Jul 7, 2015
  23. An inpromptu boat bit!. Doc Nickel, Jul 7, 2015
    1. Call me Ishmael. Dave H, Jul 7, 2015
      1. Don't give him any ideas! NT. Peter Sadlon, Jul 8, 2015
  24. For no particular reason, some weekend game pics. Doc Nickel, Jul 6, 2015
    1. 5th Picture. 1stTarget, Jul 8, 2015
      1. Yes. Unforgiven691, Jul 8, 2015
    2. Red haired girl in tires. Machtyn, Jul 8, 2015
  25. Angel Feedneck. Jeffrey Pace, Jul 6, 2015
  26. A quick weekend tool. Doc Nickel, Jul 6, 2015
    1. Progress on bluetooth app for angel/eblade board with shot tuning. Jeffrey Pace, Jul 6, 2015
  27. 1911 Fiat S76 restored (1730 CUI). JozsefC, Jul 5, 2015
    1. I remember the video of them first firing it up. icouldbe, Jul 7, 2015
  28. Empire feed neck question, for those in the know.... Doc Nickel, Jul 4, 2015
    1. answer. zapf, Jul 5, 2015
      1. Thank you! (nt). Doc Nickel, Jul 6, 2015
  29. Veggie tables.. Shadowydreamer, Jul 3, 2015
    1. Whattaya mean?. Dave H, Jul 3, 2015
      1. Speak slowly and in great detail?. FireFrenzy, Jul 4, 2015
        1. Not really.. Dave H, Jul 4, 2015
      2. Re: Whattaya mean?. Shadowydreamer, Jul 6, 2015
    2. It looks like the burger cannon blew the words right off the apron nt. Mark Trombley, Jul 3, 2015
      1. It's a new apron, Yeah Doc's that quick.. SquirllyOH, Jul 6, 2015
      2. Yeah, yeah.... Doc Nickel, Jul 7, 2015
    3. First use of feet?. Mawson, Jul 4, 2015
  30. 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
  31. Anyone live in or near independence mo? I'm looking for a favor. goldie, Jul 2, 2015
  32. Is your local field open on the 4th?. Doc Nickel, Jul 2, 2015
    1. For the occasion.... Framerguy, Jul 2, 2015
      1. Battle of New Orleans!. Bruce Bergman, Jul 5, 2015
        1. Yeah, but where you gonna find a gator to prime and shoot cannonball from??. Nighthawke, Jul 8, 2015
  33. "...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
  34. 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 1, 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
                  1. Ah K.... FireFrenzy, Jul 6, 2015
                  2. Re: It's a reference to Olympic Gymnastics.... Nohbody, Jul 6, 2015
    2. The Story abouit the Reply.. SquirllyOH, Jul 7, 2015
      1. "Popcorn! Get your popcorn here!" (n/t). Dave H, Jul 7, 2015
  35. 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 3, 2015
  36. Help with a somewhat ancient computer. TeflonSoul, Jun 29, 2015
    1. Check the caps?. secretweaponevan, Jun 29, 2015
      1. Definetly.... J. Cook, Jun 30, 2015
    2. Have you tried.... LostinAPhogg, Jun 29, 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 1, 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
                1. Ah, Alt. sysadmin.recovery.... Anonymous Coward, Jul 5, 2015
                  1. a.s.r. Chloe, Jul 5, 2015
  37. Call it "The Greatest Paintball Game In History!" n/t. eddi, Jun 29, 2015
  38. Over the top Paintball video. AgentFranks, Jun 29, 2015
    1. Nice UserName. JohnT, Jul 1, 2015
    2. Nitro Circus. fullofpaint, Jul 1, 2015
  39. A paintball comparison.. goldie, Jun 28, 2015
    1. Yes.. Jeb Hoge, Jun 28, 2015
    2. Prennial issue.... eddi, Jun 28, 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 2, 2015
  40. Filling HPA Tanks. Pak-Rat, Jun 27, 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 28, 2015
      1. Re: what brand tank is it??. Pak-Rat, Jun 30, 2015
  41. 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
  42. 5 axis desktop mill on kickstarter. Jeff Pace, Jun 26, 2015
  43. 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 26, 2015
    4. Vertical Lathes only come in Small, Medium, & Large. GladMech, Jul 4, 2015
    5. Seen one in action.. Nighthawke, Jul 8, 2015
  44. 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
  45. 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 24, 2015
    2. Yes. Renegade_Azzy, Jun 24, 2015
      1. Sent..... Hans Haase, Jun 25, 2015
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