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  1. Arthur C. Clarke?. Danish Lurker, Jun 17, 2015
    1. The Defenestration Of Prague.... CF, Jun 17, 2015
      1. They didn't give a toss for the Papacy. n/t. eddi, Jun 17, 2015
        1. Well, they say if you're already falling.... Bergman, Jun 20, 2015
          1. Re: Well, they say if you're already falling.... CF, Jun 20, 2015
            1. YEEAAAHHH!! n/t. eddi, Jun 20, 2015
            2. you sir win one internet. FireFrenzy, Jun 21, 2015
  2. Comic 6-17-2015: Good Call Red n/t. Peter Sadlon, Jun 17, 2015
  3. Do you have any idea how hard it is to CAD something.... Doc Nickel, Jun 17, 2015
    1. Sketchup is free and easy to use. FireFrenzy, Jun 17, 2015
    2. Re: Do you have any idea how hard it is to CAD something.... Moriniman, Jun 17, 2015
      1. Can't beat anything with Parametric in the description!. Snowtroll, Jun 19, 2015
    3. DraftSight. James, Jun 17, 2015
      1. Definitely DraftSight. GladMech, Jun 21, 2015
    4. Web based CAD. Nick B, Jun 17, 2015
    5. Drop me a line. Timberwolf, Jun 17, 2015
    6. Free, Open Source CAD software options.. Nighthawke, Jun 19, 2015
    7. Re: Do you have any idea how hard it is to CAD something.... jereth, Jun 22, 2015
  4. TWB 2015-06-15. Bergman, Jun 15, 2015
    1. Already covered. Nohbody, Jun 17, 2015
      1. Actually. FireFrenzy, Jun 21, 2015
  5. Alaska Burning?. Joseph Houk, Jun 15, 2015
    1. Alaska is always burning.... Doc Nickel, Jun 15, 2015
  6. Tool scores and the bane of having too many projects.... Doc Nickel, Jun 15, 2015
    1. Too many projects. James, Jun 15, 2015
  7. Red forgot two vital words, 'useful' and 'practical' n/t. eddi, Jun 15, 2015
  8. New life for an old Sterling.. Nerwmaticarsenal@yahoo.com, Jun 12, 2015
    1. Nice work!. Jeb Hoge, Jun 14, 2015
    2. I'm impressed.. Tohri, Jun 14, 2015
      1. Sadly.... newmaticarsenal@yahoo.com, Jun 15, 2015
        1. unfortunate.... Chris, Jun 15, 2015
    3. That's the way to go. Chris, Jun 14, 2015
  9. Dealing with Doc. RomulanSith, Jun 12, 2015
    1. Better idea. Bergman, Jun 13, 2015
    2. Ahh, it'll settle itself out. Irregular Logic, Jun 14, 2015
  10. TWB 6/12. Torinir, Jun 12, 2015
    1. Opportunity in disguise. Thorulf, Jun 12, 2015
      1. Re: Opportunity in disguise. AKRONZRS7, Jun 12, 2015
    2. Two Words.... CF, Jun 12, 2015
      1. or doc could do a weight joke.... smorizio, Jun 14, 2015
  11. Accessing the Whiteboard. Mythrae, Jun 11, 2015
    1. Re: Accessing the Whiteboard. Spike, Jun 11, 2015
      1. Re: Accessing the Whiteboard. Mythrae, Jun 11, 2015
    2. Re: Accessing the Whiteboard. Dave H, Jun 11, 2015
    3. Since you're having issues with webcomics in general.... Torinir, Jun 11, 2015
    4. Also having trouble accessing the Whiteboard. wjs3rd, Jun 11, 2015
      1. Re: Also having trouble accessing the Whiteboard. Mythrae, Jun 12, 2015
        1. Maybe the site is blocking you? Try an open proxy server.. lurker5253, Jun 12, 2015
          1. Doc's hosting provider runs very coarse blocking. Bruce, Jun 12, 2015
            1. That fixed it!. wjs3rd, Jun 12, 2015
  12. An unusual shop job- Inventing a new cartridge!. Doc Nickel, Jun 11, 2015
    1. Not bad!. Dave H, Jun 11, 2015
    2. You know what you need to do next, of course.... Snowtroll, Jun 11, 2015
    3. 98 Gewehr Mauser sight.. Ironbadger, Jun 14, 2015
  13. TWB 6-10-15 Now he has Red's attention.... eddi, Jun 10, 2015
    1. And, Red will be charging him for that clipboard n/t. Greyryder, Jun 10, 2015
    2. One upset fox.... Stu Friedberg, Jun 10, 2015
      1. Red has not been having a good day.... eddi, Jun 10, 2015
  14. TWB 2015-06-08: Wrong message.... Snowtroll, Jun 8, 2015
    1. Or Doc is sleepwalking somewhere the fields again. Peter Sadlon, Jun 8, 2015
    2. More importantly.... newmaticarsenal@yahoo.com, Jun 8, 2015
      1. +1 \o/ (n/t). Danish Lurker, Jun 8, 2015
      2. Remember.... Kitkun, Jun 8, 2015
        1. Re: Remember.... CF, Jun 8, 2015
        2. And your point is...? (n/t). Nohbody, Jun 9, 2015
  15. Might be usefull or it just might be cool to you people. FireFrenzy, Jun 7, 2015
    1. Assuming you work with ferromagnetic materials.... Snowtroll, Jun 8, 2015
    2. That's an old trick.. James, Jun 8, 2015
  16. TWB 2015-06-01. CF, Jun 6, 2015
    1. Next time, duct tape... lots of it! n/t. eddi, Jun 6, 2015
      1. Looks like.... Joseph Houk, Jun 8, 2015
        1. That was left over.... Dave H, Jun 8, 2015
  17. Anybody need some bike chain?. Doc Nickel, Jun 5, 2015
    1. 6-7 speed chain ..... B , Jun 5, 2015
    2. Find a maker space. James, Jun 5, 2015
    3. Save it for your next sculpture. Mark Trombley, Jun 5, 2015
      1. Actually.... Doc Nickel, Jun 6, 2015
        1. Distractions. Dave H, Jun 6, 2015
          1. TVTropes. Spike, Jun 8, 2015
            1. Next time.... Dave H, Jun 8, 2015
              1. Tire Wear. Spike, Jun 9, 2015
                1. You don't need inside info.... Dave H, Jun 9, 2015
                  1. Re: You don't need inside info.... Spike, Jun 10, 2015
            2. Never had that issue.... FireFrenzy, Jun 21, 2015
    4. I have an idea for you..... bigmatt-madcustoms, Jun 6, 2015
      1. Great Idea!. Rob, Jun 8, 2015
  18. So...any EE types here? (Noob circuit help). TeflonSoul, Jun 4, 2015
    1. Re: So...any EE types here? (Noob circuit help). Moriniman, Jun 5, 2015
    2. Re: So...any EE types here? (Noob circuit help). Dave H, Jun 5, 2015
  19. what happens when you use to much nito in a car :). smorizio, Jun 4, 2015
  20. Patience only goes so far. Jeffrey Pace , Jun 4, 2015
  21. More "Git the Job Done!" tool-makin'!. Doc Nickel, Jun 3, 2015
    1. Don't sell!. Snowtroll, Jun 4, 2015
    2. For the cam sproket. Renegade_Azzy, Jun 4, 2015
  22. Anybody up to speed on older GM rear axles?. Doc Nickel, Jun 3, 2015
    1. What's your ring gear diameter?. Hans Haase, Jun 4, 2015
      1. Any stamped markings?. Renegade_Azzy, Jun 4, 2015
    2. hmmmm. bubbachomp, Jun 4, 2015
      1. Addendum:. bubbachomp, Jun 4, 2015
      2. The top one may be a chry 8.75 too, sorry,. bubbachomp, Jun 4, 2015
      3. Details.... Doc Nickel, Jun 5, 2015
        1. ring gear bolts?. bubbachomp, Jun 5, 2015
  23. Welding secrets. tecbuilt, Jun 3, 2015
    1. Welding warpage. Russ Kepler, Jun 3, 2015
      1. RE: Welding warpage. tecbuilt, Jun 3, 2015
  24. What Did We Learn Today?. Greyryder, Jun 2, 2015
    1. Silver solder block. Russ Kepler, Jun 2, 2015
      1. Thanks. Greyryder, Jun 2, 2015
      2. Best solder block.... Doc Nickel, Jun 3, 2015
  25. I'm needing help with LED power consumption, etc on the high dollar ones.. Sam, May 31, 2015
    1. Anything That's Going to Drain a LiPo. Greyryder, May 31, 2015
      1. I have had rc cars running head and tail lights. FireFrenzy, Jun 1, 2015
    2. you want to go to the candlepower forums.... sniper1rfa, Jun 1, 2015
    3. Some thought about bright LEDs. James, Jun 1, 2015
  26. Webcomics Nation went bye-bye. Bruce Bergman, May 29, 2015
    1. Skin Horse Secret Story. James, May 30, 2015
    2. Make a list?. Doc Nickel, Jun 1, 2015
  27. Continued Apologies for TWB.... Doc Nickel, May 29, 2015
    1. No Worries!. Unforgiven691, May 29, 2015
    2. Thank you. Jeff Pace, May 29, 2015
    3. Keep up the good work man. FireFrenzy, May 29, 2015
    4. Guest strips. James, May 29, 2015
      1. Strips?. Doc Nickel, Jun 1, 2015
        1. We all understand busy. Jeff Pace, Jun 1, 2015
        2. I'll put them together. James, Jun 1, 2015
    5. They missed the left at Albuquerque again. n/t. eddi, May 29, 2015
    6. For a Free Web Comic.... Joseph Houk, May 30, 2015
      1. The TWB Gage.... Doc Nickel, Jun 1, 2015
        1. Patreon?. Unforgiven691, Jun 1, 2015
          1. Count me in. Dave H, Jun 1, 2015
          2. Me too!. Lip-Less Plecostomus, Jun 1, 2015
          3. I'd be game if i had cash.... FireFrenzy, Jun 2, 2015
          4. I'd be in. Necrogami, Jun 4, 2015
    7. There is no 3:30 in the morning.... Snowtroll, Jun 1, 2015
      1. Re: There is no 3:30 in the morning.... CF, Jun 2, 2015
    8. Relax Man!. Lip-Less Plecostomus, Jun 1, 2015
    9. Re: Continued Apologies for TWB.... Shadowydreamer, Jun 1, 2015
    10. Thanks for all you do do... Steampunkhawk, Jun 2, 2015
    11. Thank you for proper Russian sign. Lev Serebryakov, Jun 4, 2015
      1. Re: Thank you for proper Russian sign. Nohbody, Jun 4, 2015
        1. Magazine, not site (n/t). Nohbody, Jun 4, 2015
        2. Re: Thank you for proper Russian sign. Lev Serebryakov, Jun 4, 2015
      2. Re: Thank you for proper Russian sign. James, Jun 4, 2015
        1. Pretty much.... Doc Nickel, Jun 5, 2015
      3. You're welcome!. Doc Nickel, Jun 5, 2015
        1. Or you could ask one of your readers to translate? N/T. Snowtroll, Jun 8, 2015
    12. Awesome work. bubbachomp, Jun 4, 2015
  28. And another "Gotta Build X in order to Make Y" project!. Doc Nickel, May 27, 2015
    1. sheet metal tools.... sniper1rfa, May 28, 2015
      1. Tin Knocking - Even the handheld stuff is useful.. Bruce Bergman, May 29, 2015
        1. Toolin' along.... Doc Nickel, Jun 1, 2015
          1. Sculpture commision. Danish Lurker, Jun 1, 2015
      2. I had one.... Doc Nickel, Jun 1, 2015
    2. Press Tooling. Lip-Less Plecostomus, Jun 1, 2015
  29. TWB 2015-05-27. Gaz Wilmbroke, May 27, 2015
    1. That mask nuzzle is cute. n/t. eddi, May 27, 2015
    2. Dang It!. GladMech, May 27, 2015
    3. Robert?. Danish Lurker, May 28, 2015
      1. You never heard of a Bobcat? (n/t). Dave H, May 30, 2015
        1. Cue.... Joseph Houk, May 30, 2015
        2. Oy Vey n/t. eddi, May 31, 2015
        3. Ahaa... {lightbulb on overhead}. Danish Lurker, May 31, 2015
          1. Re: Ahaa... {lightbulb on overhead}. Shadowydreamer, Jun 1, 2015
        4. Was wondering if anybody'd get that..... Doc Nickel, Jun 1, 2015
          1. Well, it did. Dave H, Jun 1, 2015
  30. Memorial Day Machine Repair! (grumble, grumble...). Doc Nickel, May 26, 2015
    1. It could be much worse.. Joseph Houk, May 27, 2015
      1. This is true.... Doc Nickel, Jun 1, 2015
  31. replacment crafting. jereth, May 25, 2015
    1. Acer Iconia?. Snowtroll, May 25, 2015
      1. Re: Acer Iconia?. Shadowydreamer, May 25, 2015
        1. Acer. Spike, May 26, 2015
          1. Re: Acer. Shadowydreamer, May 26, 2015
            1. replacment crafting. jereth, May 26, 2015
            2. That's how experiences can differ.. Solar, May 27, 2015
    2. re part;. smorizio, May 26, 2015
  32. So who else has to work on Memorial Day?. Doc Nickel, May 25, 2015
    1. How does that work?. Dave H, May 25, 2015
      1. It doesn't.... Snowtroll, May 25, 2015
      2. Drillin' embiggenin'. Doc Nickel, May 26, 2015
        1. Feed rate?. Mark Trombley, May 26, 2015
    2. Working. ChloeRed, May 25, 2015
    3. Got a big one!. Framerguy, May 25, 2015
    4. Today was a slow day in the fast food business.. Gaz Wilmbroke, May 25, 2015
      1. Not here. Nohbody, May 26, 2015
        1. Lucky!. Gaz Wilmbroke, May 27, 2015
          1. Not so much. Nohbody, May 27, 2015
        2. It would be immoral and wrong n/t. FireFrenzy, May 28, 2015
    5. Re: So who else has to work on Memorial Day?. WatchDragon, May 27, 2015
  33. The All New Olds, part 15: The joy of owning old cars.... Doc Nickel, May 23, 2015
    1. Speaking as a Moped Head. Tohri, May 23, 2015
    2. My first thought was vapor lock. hp_lovecraft, May 23, 2015
      1. Our first thought was water in the gas.... Doc Nickel, May 23, 2015
        1. No ethanol blends in Alaska? lucky you. hp_lovecraft, May 23, 2015
          1. Nope!. Doc Nickel, May 24, 2015
  34. Speaking of welding.... Dave H, May 22, 2015
    1. Re: Speaking of welding.... Carl, May 22, 2015
    2. Generators and welders. Renegade_Azzy, May 22, 2015
      1. Re: Generators and welders. Dave H, May 22, 2015
        1. Not entirely sure on that part.. Irregular Logic, May 22, 2015
        2. 220 is out of the question?. Irregular Logic, May 22, 2015
          1. Re: 220 is out of the question?. Dave H, May 23, 2015
            1. Electric Dryer circuits work beautifully if they are New Code 4-wire. Bruce Bergman, May 23, 2015
        3. Go straight to the pedestal, and get some 10-gauge cords.. Bruce Bergman, May 23, 2015
        4. And as to portable generators and welding. Bruce Bergman, May 23, 2015
  35. A story from the Darwin Awards website.... eddi, May 22, 2015
    1. Are you sure he......... Another_Evil, May 22, 2015
      1. The folk at Darwin.com are awaiting further reports. n/t. eddi, May 22, 2015
    2. Welding voltages. James, May 22, 2015
      1. Voltage hurts, current kills. Dave H, May 22, 2015
        1. + MANY.. J. Cook, May 22, 2015
      2. 9-volt Darwin award. Kitkun, May 22, 2015
      3. Welding voltages.... Josh, May 28, 2015
        1. Never thought about high frequency power. Dave H, May 28, 2015
        2. Welding and Pacemakers and Implant Defibs. Bruce Bergman, May 29, 2015
  36. Random musings.... Doc Nickel, May 20, 2015
    1. here is the AWB clip on YouTube:. Irregular Logic, May 21, 2015
    2. If you are bored, I could use a Cocker body..... Walker, May 22, 2015
  37. The All New Olds, part 14: It's Done!. Doc Nickel, May 20, 2015
    1. "obtained transsphincterly". Retromash, May 21, 2015
    2. Man, that looks good.... Jeb Hoge, May 21, 2015
    3. Nice ride man!. FireFrenzy, May 21, 2015
      1. Working.... Doc Nickel, May 21, 2015
    4. Nice.. Joseph Houk, May 21, 2015
    5. Congratulations.. Pilgrim3, May 21, 2015
    6. Looks great - Just brings to mind Cheops' Law.... caffiend, May 25, 2015
  38. WGP Orracle. Pak-Rat, May 20, 2015
    1. Orracles.... Doc Nickel, May 21, 2015
      1. Thank You (Plus Picture). Pak-Rat, May 22, 2015
  39. Carl'sJr./Hardee's Pole-vaults Over The Line.... CF, May 20, 2015
    1. Re: Carl'sJr./Hardee's Pole-vaults Over The Line.... Nohbody, May 20, 2015
    2. Garbage in garbage out ...nt. B, May 21, 2015
    3. Needs Chili - NT. Unforgiven691, May 21, 2015
  40. Mond... I mean, Wednesday's strip..... Doc Nickel, May 20, 2015
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
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