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  1. It's that time of year: children's letters to Satan.. NotTheSanta, Dec 23, 2015
    1. Re: It's that time of year: children's letters to Satan.. Shadowydreamer, Dec 23, 2015
  2. This KS seems like a bit of bollocks to me.... Snowtroll, Dec 22, 2015
    1. 100% snake oil. Doc Nickel, Dec 22, 2015
      1. Thoughts so. Just wanted to be certain.. Snowtroll, Dec 22, 2015
    2. I reported this clown. Mr. Seeker, Dec 22, 2015
      1. Good onya.. Bruce Bergman, Dec 22, 2015
      2. he's supposed to be a professional welder?. BearLee, Dec 23, 2015
        1. it's just a bunch of clipart. Ydna-zds, Dec 23, 2015
          1. Kickstarter idea: Rolling eyeball blocker. n/t. eddi, Dec 23, 2015
            1. Re: Kickstarter idea: Rolling eyeball blocker. n/t. B.O.B., Dec 23, 2015
            2. works for exorcisms too! (nt). Ydna-zds, Dec 23, 2015
  3. Tuesday filler.... Doc Nickel, Dec 22, 2015
    1. filler? What filler?. Mr. Seeker, Dec 22, 2015
      1. Hold yer horses.... Doc Nickel, Dec 22, 2015
        1. F5F5F5. Mr. Seeker, Dec 22, 2015
          1. I know the feeling. Dave H, Dec 22, 2015
  4. The Tool.... Daniel Meyer, Dec 20, 2015
    1. You know who the tool is??. KreepyKrawly, Dec 20, 2015
      1. I expect to experience the same soon.... Snowtroll, Dec 21, 2015
    2. Oh, how well do I know that dance..... Ironbadger, Dec 20, 2015
      1. Tap? Singular? N/T. GladMech, Dec 21, 2015
        1. Yes, I have few tap and die sets.... Ironbadger, Dec 22, 2015
          1. should be 6mm x1.00 nt. B, Dec 22, 2015
      2. It took me over a year to orgnize taps & dies. B, Dec 22, 2015
    3. Anna One, Anna Two...!. Bruce Bergman, Dec 21, 2015
  5. 2015-12-18 comic. Dave H, Dec 18, 2015
    1. re: 2015-12-18 comic. Khan Fused, Dec 18, 2015
      1. And here I thought.... Darth Venomous, Dec 19, 2015
        1. re: And here I thought. Khan Fused, Dec 19, 2015
          1. Or may be working on this.... B.O.B., Dec 19, 2015
          2. Science, magic, whatever…. Peter Sadlon, Dec 19, 2015
    2. Thanks Doc for the Piranha reference ;). neocool00, Dec 21, 2015
  6. As usual, please do NOT spoil Star Wars for us!. Doc Nickel, Dec 18, 2015
    1. No Spoilers Star Wars comments. Romulan Sith, Dec 18, 2015
      1. I was pleased by the movie and enjoyed it immensely. FireFrenzy, Dec 18, 2015
        1. Re: I was pleased by the movie and enjoyed it immensely. Shadowydreamer, Dec 19, 2015
          1. If you must know.... Dave H, Dec 19, 2015
            1. And thety are GOOD cookies.... FireFrenzy, Dec 20, 2015
              1. Spice?. jecook, Dec 20, 2015
                1. Spice. Machtyn, Dec 21, 2015
            2. Dont forget chocolate and vodka. Romulan Sith, Dec 20, 2015
    2. Here's a 'safe' spoiler, or at least worth a chuckle.. Hans, Dec 18, 2015
      1. Re: Here's a 'safe' spoiler, or at least worth a chuckle.. LionkingCMSL, Dec 18, 2015
        1. Star Wars vehicles. Dave H, Dec 18, 2015
    3. NIce, Non-Spoilerly Comment. CF, Dec 19, 2015
      1. It suprised me enough to keep it interesting.... FireFrenzy, Dec 20, 2015
        1. Re: It suprised me enough to keep it interesting.... Machtyn, Dec 21, 2015
    4. Thank you.. Peter Sadlon, Dec 19, 2015
  7. Another DoAll Doohickey. Doc Nickel, Dec 18, 2015
    1. I think next time you should order stock and build your own. MarkT, Dec 18, 2015
      1. I'd considered it.... Doc Nickel, Dec 18, 2015
        1. Bandsaws. Tohri, Dec 19, 2015
    2. What does the control wire do?. James, Dec 18, 2015
      1. Speed Indicator. Bruce Bergman, Dec 18, 2015
        1. Yep.... Doc Nickel, Dec 18, 2015
    3. Aaaand... Done! (for now.). Doc Nickel, Dec 20, 2015
      1. there is indeed a guard. Ydna-zds, Dec 20, 2015
        1. Old guard.... Doc Nickel, Dec 20, 2015
          1. Pics 4 U. Ydna-zds, Dec 22, 2015
            1. Butcher saws must be the ultimate sin.. Bruce, Dec 22, 2015
              1. I don't have to imagine it. Dave H, Dec 22, 2015
              2. Noooooooo!. Ydna-zds, Dec 22, 2015
              3. There are worse things. Kymation, Dec 22, 2015
            2. Nice pics.... Doc Nickel, Dec 23, 2015
              1. Go Crazy. Kymation, Dec 23, 2015
              2. no prob, gimme a few days (nt). Ydna-zds, Dec 23, 2015
    4. Test results.... Doc Nickel, Dec 20, 2015
      1. Specialized Do-All. LionkingCMSL, Dec 21, 2015
      2. Three times too fast. James, Dec 21, 2015
  8. Mounting an LED light bar- there has to be a trick to this.... Doc Nickel, Dec 17, 2015
    1. I deal with this all the time. Kylekatern, Dec 17, 2015
      1. The bulb goes on...?. Doc Nickel, Dec 18, 2015
        1. sketch. sniper1rfa, Dec 18, 2015
    2. switched grounds. Dr. J, Dec 17, 2015
      1. a clarification..... Dr. J, Dec 17, 2015
    3. As an electrical dunce. Greyryder, Dec 17, 2015
    4. my $.02. B.O.B., Dec 17, 2015
  9. Quick Airsmith Tricks: The Equalizer!. Doc Nickel, Dec 16, 2015
    1. Any solution. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 17, 2015
      1. Evolution of the Equalizer.... Doc Nickel, Dec 17, 2015
  10. Technically this is all Red's fault. Romulan Sith, Dec 15, 2015
    1. More often than not. Retromash, Dec 15, 2015
      1. That and…. Peter Sadlon, Dec 19, 2015
    2. Don't both Roger and Doc have one of those new markets?. Carl Foxmarten, Dec 15, 2015
      1. Markers... Chloe, Dec 15, 2015
        1. Can't see Roger going to the field and leaving a new marker behind. (n/t). Dave H, Dec 15, 2015
          1. Roger was supposed to deny it's existance till next weekend so yeah it might be at home nt. SquirllyOH, Dec 16, 2015
    3. Re:Technically this is all Red's fault. NotTheSpy, Dec 16, 2015
  11. Comic 15.Dec 2015. Hauke, Dec 15, 2015
    1. Why would Darryl need that?. SquirllyOH, Dec 15, 2015
      1. Re: Why would Darryl need that?. Hauke, Dec 15, 2015
      2. How do you know he threw it?. Ironbadger, Dec 15, 2015
        1. Re: How do you know he threw it?. NotTheSpy, Dec 16, 2015
          1. Re: How do you know he threw it?. Cpt. Obvious, Dec 17, 2015
            1. Nah...If he held the ring with his front teeth as he spit.... Ironbadger, Dec 17, 2015
        2. There was a taco truck. MarkT, Dec 16, 2015
      3. They weren't travelling at the same speed.... Doc Nickel, Dec 16, 2015
        1. Transversal/Radial/Angular Velocities. Retromash, Dec 16, 2015
  12. I was afraid of this. Wisdom of Solomon required, stat! n/t. eddi, Dec 14, 2015
    1. I think.... Torinir, Dec 14, 2015
    2. Re: I was afraid of this. Wisdom of Solomon required, stat! n/t. LionkingCMSL, Dec 14, 2015
      1. I think.... John, Dec 14, 2015
        1. Been over this. Brogatar, Dec 14, 2015
    3. Nice GIF too.n/t. eddi, Dec 14, 2015
      1. came here to say that, too.. Machtyn, Dec 14, 2015
        1. Glad you liked it.... Doc Nickel, Dec 14, 2015
          1. 3 days.... Steampunkhawk, Dec 14, 2015
            1. Kids these days.... Chloe, Dec 14, 2015
              1. RE: Kids these days. Steampunkhawk, Dec 15, 2015
          2. some of us. Machtyn, Dec 17, 2015
    4. Re: I was afraid of this. Wisdom of Solomon required, stat! n/t. B.O.B., Dec 14, 2015
    5. After looking at it again .... LionkingCMSL, Dec 14, 2015
      1. I agree with you. James, Dec 14, 2015
      2. Two moves ahead.... Doc Nickel, Dec 17, 2015
        1. Photo finish. Dave H, Dec 17, 2015
    6. There Is Only One Way To Resolve This.... CF, Dec 14, 2015
      1. Or they could hold a runoff.... Dave H, Dec 14, 2015
        1. Re: Or they could hold a runoff.... LionkingCMSL, Dec 14, 2015
          1. Anybody ever figure out.... Shalom, Dec 15, 2015
  13. Docs musical family?. Danish Lurker, Dec 14, 2015
    1. Re: Docs musical family?. Shadowydreamer, Dec 14, 2015
      1. OK, so it's cousin Woody and the gang ;-) n/t. Danish Lurker, Dec 14, 2015
      2. Re: Docs musical family?. Mr. Seeker, Dec 15, 2015
        1. Metalheads (and arms, and...). Dave H, Dec 15, 2015
          1. its a machine. Mr. Seeker, Dec 16, 2015
  14. Say good bye to a few hours.... James, Dec 12, 2015
    1. You sir, are a cad.... Kreepykrawly, Dec 13, 2015
    2. good stuff .... B, Dec 13, 2015
  15. The video shows... Monday! Arrrggg! N/t. eddi, Dec 11, 2015
    1. Re: The video shows... Monday! Arrrggg! N/t. B.O.B., Dec 11, 2015
      1. Reviled. Welsh Rat, Dec 11, 2015
        1. Smells like...?. Doc Nickel, Dec 11, 2015
          1. I forgot. So I get to laugh out loud all over again. n/t. eddi, Dec 11, 2015
          2. I caught it.... Daniel Meyer, Dec 11, 2015
        2. Re: Reviled. B.O.B., Dec 11, 2015
          1. yeah.... Welsh Rat, Dec 13, 2015
    2. ARGGGGGGGGGGGGGh!. Steampunkhawk, Dec 11, 2015
    3. Oh, get off it.... CF, Dec 11, 2015
      1. ... and then.... Nohbody, Dec 11, 2015
        1. We need a "raised eyebrow" emoticon (n/t). T'renn, Dec 12, 2015
        2. Awesome Blues Brothers reference! n/t. Hilsh, Dec 14, 2015
    4. Re: The video shows... Monday! Arrrggg! N/t. Shadowydreamer, Dec 11, 2015
  16. (Catching up on) The Monster, Part 20:. Doc Nickel, Dec 10, 2015
    1. Acme stub?. Nate, Dec 12, 2015
      1. Nope.... Doc Nickel, Dec 12, 2015
  17. (Catching up on) The Monster, Part 19:. Doc Nickel, Dec 10, 2015
    1. Cross slide, not compound. Russ Kepler, Dec 12, 2015
  18. (Catching up on) The Monster, Part 18:. Doc Nickel, Dec 10, 2015
    1. Looks good. Irregular logic, Dec 10, 2015
      1. Considered it.... Doc Nickel, Dec 12, 2015
  19. (Catching up on) The Monster, Part 17:. Doc Nickel, Dec 10, 2015
  20. (Catching up on) The Monster, Part 16:. Doc Nickel, Dec 10, 2015
    1. Don't know how much I'd trust something made in Springfield, Ohio. Dave H, Dec 10, 2015
      1. Beats the stuff made in Springfield, USA.... Doc Nickel, Dec 12, 2015
    2. Line the screws with pipe sealant?. Irregular logic, Dec 10, 2015
      1. Screw seals.... Doc Nickel, Dec 11, 2015
  21. Latest side projects?. weber, Dec 9, 2015
    1. Re: Latest side projects?. Dave H, Dec 9, 2015
      1. ops. weber, Dec 9, 2015
    2. Showoff! ;-). Snowtroll, Dec 10, 2015
    3. I thought. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 10, 2015
    4. Re: Latest side projects?. Typeminer, Dec 10, 2015
      1. Change dish then?. Dave H, Dec 10, 2015
        1. Not for change. Nope.. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 10, 2015
    5. Designed and built a new shop (big pics). Timberwolf, Dec 13, 2015
  22. Anyone into older 4-wheelers?. Doc Nickel, Dec 8, 2015
    1. I may. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 9, 2015
      1. Flexing?. Doc Nickel, Dec 9, 2015
        1. Sont be sorry. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 9, 2015
          1. More info.... Doc Nickel, Dec 9, 2015
            1. '90s technology.... Doc Nickel, Dec 9, 2015
            2. Re the paint. CF, Dec 10, 2015
              1. Wasn't debating the technique.... Doc Nickel, Dec 10, 2015
  23. Da DoAll iz damn near dun!. Doc Nickel, Dec 7, 2015
    1. no gasket for oil passing through the gap, bypassing the seal? -nt-. sniper1rfa, Dec 8, 2015
      1. Not shown.... Doc Nickel, Dec 8, 2015
  24. converting crawl space to "basement-like" useable space. Dr. J, Dec 7, 2015
    1. Got a Local contractor that will accept BEER as downpayment??. Robert L Martin, Dec 7, 2015
      1. how wet is it now. Dr. J, Dec 7, 2015
    2. More questions. Kymation, Dec 7, 2015
      1. how high is it now. Dr. J, Dec 7, 2015
        1. If it were me standing there.... Kymation, Dec 7, 2015
          1. multiple levels. Dr. J, Dec 8, 2015
            1. Well then, the minimum is.... Bruce Bergman, Dec 8, 2015
              1. fire. smorizio, Dec 8, 2015
                1. That's insulation. For duct and pipe penetrations.... Bruce Bergman, Dec 10, 2015
    3. A source for plentiful information. Stu Friedberg, Dec 7, 2015
      1. thank you. Dr. J, Dec 8, 2015
    4. How involved you get depends on the water table. Bruce Bergman, Dec 7, 2015
  25. Oddball SAE threads. LionkingCMSL, Dec 7, 2015
    1. Do you have a home depot near you?. James, Dec 7, 2015
      1. Better than the lion or Home Despot. (Lowe is Greman for lion).. LionkingCMSL, Dec 7, 2015
    2. Railroad tolerances. Maker of Toys, Dec 7, 2015
      1. Re: Railroad tolerances. LionkingCMSL, Dec 7, 2015
        1. And I sit corrected. LionkingCMSL, Dec 7, 2015
    3. As I hang my head in shame!. LionkingCMSL, Dec 7, 2015
      1. Re: As I hang my head in shame!. Shadowydreamer, Dec 7, 2015
  26. Roger and Doc negotiate an equitable settlement.... eddi, Dec 7, 2015
    1. But.... Welsh Rat, Dec 7, 2015
      1. Only if the refs declare a tie.... eddi, Dec 7, 2015
        1. Life. Welsh Rat, Dec 8, 2015
  27. More DoAll bandsaw: Two steps forward, one step back!. Doc Nickel, Dec 5, 2015
    1. Re: More DoAll bandsaw: Two steps forward, one step back!. Irregular Logic, Dec 5, 2015
      1. Good question.... Doc Nickel, Dec 7, 2015
  28. Fennec Jedi. Machtyn, Dec 4, 2015
  29. My project car. James, Dec 3, 2015
    1. Holy crap that's cool. Hans, Dec 4, 2015
      1. That IS COOL!!!!!!. OCDmunkey, Dec 4, 2015
    2. Hello, fellow Narbonics fan!. Salda007, Dec 4, 2015
    3. Obligatory Thank You. Retromash, Dec 6, 2015
    4. Cool stuff!. Doc Nickel, Dec 7, 2015
  30. (Catching up on) The Monster, Part 15:. Doc Nickel, Dec 2, 2015
    1. YAY UPDATES!. FireFrenzy, Dec 2, 2015
    2. Is it wrong of me. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 3, 2015
      1. Yes and no... :). Doc Nickel, Dec 3, 2015
        1. Piece of cake.... James, Dec 3, 2015
          1. Tempt Not the Gods of Acme. Retromash, Dec 3, 2015
            1. Since you said please.... James, Dec 3, 2015
            2. ACME. LionkingCMSL, Dec 7, 2015
      2. So that's what that's called. Dave H, Dec 3, 2015
        1. Jeweling.... Doc Nickel, Dec 7, 2015
          1. Rose engine. Dave H, Dec 7, 2015
          2. Hey, check out this rose engine addon. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 10, 2015
    3. So the scrap was for protecting the plate?. Romulan Sith, Dec 3, 2015
      1. ... What?. Doc Nickel, Dec 7, 2015
    4. Doc, I just HAVE to ask this.... MildBill, Dec 6, 2015
      1. Skipped steps.... Doc Nickel, Dec 7, 2015
  31. (Catching up on) The Monster, Part 14:. Doc Nickel, Dec 2, 2015
  32. (Catching up on) The Monster, Part 13:. Doc Nickel, Dec 2, 2015
    1. Filter Placement. Irregular Logic, Dec 2, 2015
      1. Re: Filter Placement. Irregular Logic, Dec 2, 2015
      2. Filterz.... Doc Nickel, Dec 2, 2015
    2. Nice work on that elbow. Dave H, Dec 3, 2015
    3. Really nice, but quite insane. GladMech, Dec 5, 2015
  33. (Catching up on) The Monster, Part 12:. Doc Nickel, Dec 2, 2015
  34. Grenade. Romulan Sith, Dec 2, 2015
    1. Heh heh. Brogatar, Dec 2, 2015
    2. Just because he's Darryl, it doesn't mean he's not sneaky. Dave H, Dec 2, 2015
      1. He's a squirrel...He probably hid it in a cheek pouch.. Ironbadger, Dec 2, 2015
        1. I'm going to have to.... Doc Nickel, Dec 3, 2015
          1. All it would take would be.... Romulan Sith, Dec 3, 2015
            1. Animated gifs.... Doc Nickel, Dec 3, 2015
              1. one minor thing.... Ydna-zds, Dec 4, 2015
  35. Sandy MK2 and Swampy MK1 (warning: Photo heavy). KrakenRising, Dec 1, 2015
    1. Mouth animation. Flying Wrench, Dec 1, 2015
      1. good reference, but. . .. KrakenRising, Dec 1, 2015
    2. I dunno if this helps, but.... MildBill, Dec 2, 2015
    3. i want see doc!!!. smorizio, Dec 2, 2015
    4. There is a reason I haven't posted a pic of Doc smiling. . .. Dave H, Dec 2, 2015
    5. Re: Sandy MK2 and Swampy MK1 (warning: Photo heavy). Shadowydreamer, Dec 2, 2015
    6. I love it!. Doc Nickel, Dec 2, 2015
  36. A little matter of 'who hit first?' X). Romulan Sith, Dec 1, 2015
    1. Now we have video. Bruce, Dec 2, 2015
      1. Indeed though I think it ll show. Romulan Sith, Dec 2, 2015
        1. Win or lose.... Dave H, Dec 2, 2015
          1. I think you mean Robin. nt. James, Dec 2, 2015
            1. Thanks for catching that. Dave H, Dec 2, 2015
  37. Small lathe suggestions?. Ironbadger, Nov 30, 2015
    1. Re: Small lathe suggestions?. Irregular logic, Nov 30, 2015
    2. A little experience with small stuff.. Deus Machina, Nov 30, 2015
      1. Especiallty CL in the oil field regions.. Nighthawke, Dec 2, 2015
  38. An early Christmas Present to myself.... Doc Nickel, Nov 30, 2015
    1. Pictures/Diagrams?. Snowtroll, Dec 1, 2015
      1. Pix and a correction.... Doc Nickel, Dec 1, 2015
  39. I hope Roger enjoyed himself.... eddi, Nov 30, 2015
  40. Question about the current arc. NotTheSpy, Nov 30, 2015
    1. The noise.... Mr. Seeker, Nov 30, 2015
    2. Well.... lordlundar, Nov 30, 2015
    3. No time outs.... Doc Nickel, Nov 30, 2015
      1. The Question I have.... jwhouk, Nov 30, 2015
        1. Overheated engines. MarkT, Nov 30, 2015
  41. DoAll: Ressurection!. Doc Nickel, Nov 29, 2015
    1. Well?. tmk, Nov 29, 2015
    2. I never knew how much fun a shop press could be. Dave H, Nov 29, 2015
      1. Even more fun with an Air-Over-Hydraulic swap. Bruce Bergman, Nov 30, 2015
    3. DoAll: Ressurection Part II: The Quickening!. Doc Nickel, Nov 30, 2015
  42. Shredding Broken Laptops and Computer Parts. Shadowydreamer, Nov 29, 2015
    1. I could watch that all day.... Dave H, Nov 29, 2015
      1. Used to be true. Russ Kepler, Nov 29, 2015
      2. Wow, what field did this professor teach?. lordlundar, Nov 30, 2015
        1. Mining old Compaqs. Dave H, Nov 30, 2015
    2. Re: Shredding Broken Laptops and Computer Parts. B.O.B., Nov 29, 2015
    3. Just waiting for a big "BURB" sound after eating that big tower [nt]. Hauke, Dec 2, 2015
  43. MR2 project, chapter 2. Hans, Nov 28, 2015
    1. It's Lift time.... Bruce Bergman, Nov 30, 2015
      1. Space, yes. Budget? Not so much. Hans, Dec 1, 2015
  44. The Nymph Angel Recreation. Doc Nickel, Nov 28, 2015
    1. Thats one damn sexy hunk of alloy right there n/t. FireFrenzy, Nov 28, 2015
    2. That's art.... Daniel Meyer, Nov 28, 2015
  45. Doc's Black Friday T-Shirt Blowout!. Doc Nickel, Nov 26, 2015
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