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  1. TWB - 05/08. Steampunkhawk, May 8, 2015
    1. Re: TWB - 05/08. CF, May 8, 2015
  2. 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
  3. Powerfreak revisited. Jeffrey Pace, May 7, 2015
    1. Freaky.... Doc Nickel, May 8, 2015
      1. G7fly. Jeff Pace, May 8, 2015
  4. 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
  5. RSS feed!. WatchDragon, May 6, 2015
    1. Re: RSS feed!. Shadowydreamer, May 7, 2015
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. The All New Olds, part 8:. Doc Nickel, May 5, 2015
    1. Funny. Renegade_Azzy, May 5, 2015
  10. The All New Olds, part 7:. Doc Nickel, May 4, 2015
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. The All New Olds, part 6:. Doc Nickel, May 1, 2015
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. The All New Olds, part 3:. Doc Nickel, Apr 27, 2015
  22. Legos on youtube. Zayden, Apr 27, 2015
    1. The guy who did that also did some other churches i think. FireFrenzy, Apr 29, 2015
  23. TWB 4/27 - That fennec sounds a lot like.... Torinir, Apr 27, 2015
    1. Remember, she requested a messy devouring..... eddi, Apr 27, 2015
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 4/22 Comic: Never argue with a guy with a mallet. NT. Peter Sadlon, Apr 22, 2015
  31. The All New Olds, part 2:. Doc Nickel, Apr 22, 2015
    1. re: The All New Olds, part 2:. CF, Apr 22, 2015
      1. "Pfui"?. Doc Nickel, Apr 22, 2015
        1. Every gun is invaluable when you need it. Bruce Bergman, Apr 23, 2015
        2. *PFUI*!. CF, Apr 23, 2015
      2. Or to put it another way.... Dave H, Apr 23, 2015
  32. Okay time to start picking all of your brains for a while. FireFrenzy, Apr 21, 2015
    1. Have you checked Under Armor?. Unforgiven691, Apr 21, 2015
      1. Checking under armor where?. FireFrenzy, Apr 21, 2015
        1. Oh its a brand! Derp! n/t. FireFrenzy, Apr 21, 2015
    2. Spandex?. Salda007, Apr 22, 2015
  33. The All New Olds, part 1:. Doc Nickel, Apr 21, 2015
    1. Things like these are why I own a set of Gearwrenches.. Deus Machina, Apr 21, 2015
      1. Thoughts and extras.... Doc Nickel, Apr 21, 2015
        1. Rather than a tote for parts.... James, Apr 21, 2015
          1. Staples?. Doc Nickel, Apr 22, 2015
    2. That is the single most roadkill thing i have ever seen outside of an episode of roadkill. FireFrenzy, Apr 21, 2015
    3. Don't Watch Barrett-Jackson Auctions, Do You?. CF, Apr 21, 2015
      1. Problem there.... Doc Nickel, Apr 23, 2015
  34. Team Fortress just got real in paintball.... Machtyn, Apr 20, 2015
    1. Re: Team Fortress just got real in paintball.... Waub, Apr 20, 2015
      1. NERF disc firing quad.... eddi, Apr 20, 2015
        1. I want a drone interceptor.... Dave H, Apr 21, 2015
          1. You need something stronger. Especially for a heavy lifter.... eddi, Apr 22, 2015
  35. So what are you working on this week?. Doc Nickel, Apr 20, 2015
    1. Building a quadcopter.... eddi, Apr 20, 2015
      1. Flew 3 hours with my zmr250. Joni, Apr 20, 2015
        1. Have extra props, already bent a couple on my Omnius.... eddi, Apr 20, 2015
    2. Knives, some armor maybe. Ironbadger, Apr 20, 2015
      1. Two things:. Doc Nickel, Apr 20, 2015
        1. Only recently. Ironbadger, Apr 20, 2015
    3. This week's DIY. FlyingWrench, Apr 20, 2015
    4. Arduino Angel Boards. Jeffrey Pace, Apr 20, 2015
      1. I've got to send you some stuff!. sam, Apr 20, 2015
        1. Send me your email. Jeffrey Pace, Apr 20, 2015
    5. Pretty serious performance job on an Austrian moped. Tohri, Apr 20, 2015
    6. Troubleshooting a plasma cutter. Irregular Logic, Apr 20, 2015
      1. The proper term is sparky. At least accoeding to Lady Heterodyne. n/t. eddi, Apr 20, 2015
    7. Done something(s). Daniel Meyer, Apr 20, 2015
      1. Yanno, I'm surprised. Bruce Bergman, Apr 20, 2015
        1. Shhhhh!. Daniel Meyer, Apr 20, 2015
          1. Dude.... Bruce Bergman, Apr 22, 2015
    8. Assembling a grill.... Jeb Hoge, Apr 20, 2015
    9. Laying floor tile and cussing alot!. goldie, Apr 20, 2015
      1. Double ouch! n/t. eddi, Apr 20, 2015
    10. Got a new printer. Renegade_Azzy, Apr 20, 2015
      1. Pardon me whilst I drool.... J. Cook, Apr 21, 2015
    11. Taking the generator out from my Lada.. JozsefC, Apr 20, 2015
    12. Making me a desk. swiftblade13, Apr 20, 2015
    13. A litttle of this and that.... Peter Sadlon, Apr 20, 2015
      1. And so far.... Peter Sadlon , Apr 22, 2015
    14. Starting R&D on a cosplay project see thread above^^. FireFrenzy, Apr 21, 2015
    15. Assembling a Shapeoko 3 kit. Kymation, Apr 21, 2015
      1. And it's here.. Kymation, Apr 21, 2015
    16. Building a robot that climbs light poles to inspect welds -nt-. sniper1rfa, Apr 21, 2015
    17. Getting octipi assembled.... J. Cook, Apr 21, 2015
    18. Armor, hopefully.... Salda007, Apr 23, 2015
  36. Well, this is going to take some creativity to fix. Timberwolf, Apr 19, 2015
  37. TWB 2/14 and 4/10: Doc's IV. Framerguy, Apr 18, 2015
    1. Bringing him back from krund. Bruce, Apr 19, 2015
    2. Did you miss....?. Doc Nickel, Apr 19, 2015
      1. Trying to remember.... CF, Apr 19, 2015
        1. Don't know about healing potions, but.... Dave H, Apr 19, 2015
        2. Re: Trying to remember.... Irregular Logic, Apr 19, 2015
  38. Help ID this emblem/logo?. Timberwolf, Apr 17, 2015
    1. "Found it in a 40,000 pound pile of military scrap.". Timberwolf, Apr 17, 2015
      1. What kind of mililtary scrap and more details on the scrap N/T. Nighthawke, Apr 17, 2015
    2. nope. Machtyn, Apr 17, 2015
      1. Re: nope. Typeminer, Apr 17, 2015
    3. I tried image search too. Dave H, Apr 17, 2015
    4. people may be responding. Maker of Toys, Apr 17, 2015
    5. It has been solved!. Timberwolf, Apr 17, 2015
      1. Hah!. Dave H, Apr 18, 2015
        1. Re:Hah!. Nighthawke, Apr 18, 2015
  39. Doc here a funny welding blooper for you.. smorizio, Apr 17, 2015
    1. *double facepalm*. J. Cook, Apr 17, 2015
      1. That level of dumb just plain hurts my brain. NT. Peter Sadlon , Apr 17, 2015
      2. shortcut (n): the longest distance between two points. (n/t). Dave H, Apr 18, 2015
      3. He wasn't welding.... James, Apr 18, 2015
    2. Funny as that was.... Doc Nickel, Apr 19, 2015
      1. Try the brother. ArchaeoIT, Apr 20, 2015
  40. TWB 2015-04-17 I like her style n/t. eddi, Apr 17, 2015
    1. I like her style also. Timeheart, Apr 17, 2015
    2. No, but Doc might loan you his Mallet.. Bruce Bergman, Apr 18, 2015
      1. My bet is he is still on the field, lost.... eddi, Apr 18, 2015
  41. Grass cutting: old school versus new school.... J. Cook, Apr 16, 2015
    1. Of course the weedwhacker would lose!. Gaz Wilmbroke, Apr 16, 2015
      1. Addendum to the above text. Gaz Wilmbroke, Apr 16, 2015
    2. Not really surprised.. Snowtroll, Apr 17, 2015
      1. Re: Not really surprised.. J. Cook, Apr 17, 2015
    3. Proper tool for the job. Dave H, Apr 17, 2015
    4. You know.... Doc Nickel, Apr 19, 2015
  42. Anybody have a broken JT Goggle Fan?. Doc Nickel, Apr 16, 2015
    1. i have one. Jeff Pace, Apr 16, 2015
      1. Pics. Jeff Pace, Apr 16, 2015
        1. That looks like it.... Doc Nickel, Apr 19, 2015
  43. TWB 2015-04-15. CF, Apr 16, 2015
    1. Last person to see him. Dave H, Apr 16, 2015
    2. Last words heard from Bandit. Nighthawke, Apr 16, 2015
    3. did not know banit was perment press..... smorizio, Apr 17, 2015
      1. Sounds like he is now. Peter Sadlon , Apr 17, 2015
  44. Introducing the Powerfreak!. Doc Nickel, Apr 14, 2015
    1. Powerlyte Scepter!. weber, Apr 15, 2015
    2. Oh oh mine mine. Jeffrey Pace, Apr 15, 2015
  45. Re TWB 04/08/2015. CF, Apr 14, 2015
    1. Re: Re TWB 04/08/2015. Shadowydreamer, Apr 14, 2015
      1. Any port in a storm. Dave H, Apr 14, 2015
        1. A friend of mine got fired from a Wal-Mart he didn't work at.. Deus Machina, Apr 14, 2015
          1. I call that brilliant handling. n/t. eddi, Apr 14, 2015
          2. "Why's it always Wal-Mart when crazy s*** goes down?...". Bruce Bergman, Apr 15, 2015
          3. Not Always Right. Machtyn, Apr 15, 2015
    2. Yeah, but of the two you looked more likely.... Bruce Bergman, Apr 14, 2015
      1. Re: Yeah, but of the two you looked more likely.... Shadowydreamer, Apr 14, 2015
      2. Yeah, but of the two you looked more likely.... CF, Apr 15, 2015
    3. My Favorite. GladMech, Apr 15, 2015
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