When you know it's an obsession

I stop at McDonald's on my way to work for a coffee 3 or 4 times a week. I find myself saving the plastic stir sticks to mix my paint and epoxy and, lately, I've been saving the little creamer cups, rinsing them out, and saving them to mix paint. I think I've finally reached the point of obsession (:>

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Count DeMoney
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Count DeMoney wrote: : I think I've finally : reached the point of obsession (:>

: I dunno. You may simply have found a use for McNasties. Well, aside from fluid exchange, which I occasionally do on trips. I try to avoid the "food", and I do not drink coffee...

Bruce

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Bruce Burden

You know it is an obsession when you are driving down the road and see a garage and if it is open you look to see if there models sitting on a shelve cpould be model stalking. I really need help

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masterpiecemodels

on 9/18/2007 9:00 PM Count DeMoney said the following:

Do you want to buy some air tubes from dust remover spray cans? They're cleaner than WD-40 tubes. How about some coil springs from retractable ball point pens and mechanical pencils? I have a couple of clear plastic cartons from Land-O-Lakes brown eggs. Makes 12 great paint mixing pots and they are connected.

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willshak

You could save yourself time, money and added stress to you body by simply picking up a box of those sticks at either your local grocery store or Sam's Club. It never fails that when I stop at McD's for coffee I end up ordering something to go with it...I feel my arteries hardening as I drive away.

The wooden coffee stir sticks make great dimensional scale lumber!

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bluumule

Welcome to the Matrix! Of course you know that their little coffee straws make excellent gun barrels and micro-tubes if you stretch them over an open flame like sprue.

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Kaliste Saloom

When I was building a doll house for my daughters many years ago, I got carried away and started adding gingerbread and working windows, and all kinds of other stuff that extended the building time of the house, while my daughters eagerly waited for one to play with. I put hardwood flooring in all the rooms. I got the wood boards from those Chinese take-out restaurant's roll-up slat type calendars. They had some pictures on the front, but the backs were clear. The hardwood floors came out great with a little sanding, stain and polyurethane.

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willshak

Yeah, and trimmed down just right they make great wooden floors for older pickup models!

And you know you're really obsessed when you hit one of those hobby/craft stores and start thinking how.... "Boy, that would make a neat......." "I could use that for....."

Mike

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  1. The wife is ALWAYS right.
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Mike G.

we had a electronics drop off day recently and I got rid of the old big tv that just blew its tube. but before I took it away I had to take off the back and remove the electronics. now i have a few boards full of circuits, transistors, etc... which will no doubt be stuck in a corner of the garage for years, but oh the potential of what it could be used for....I have no idea what as of yet, but you never know.

Craig

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crw59

They make disposable wooden coffee stirring sticks that are in the form of thin flat rectangles made from hardwood; these make great deck planking for a ship model:

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Pat

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Pat Flannery

Some of the McNasty's have the small plastic cups for ketchup. Most have the waxed paper ones but some have the plastic 1oz cups, and they are *great* for mixing small amounts of paint. I confess, some of the stir sticks have accompanied them to my shop too. Grandpa John

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John DeBoo

Starbuck's has been kind enough to - ahem - 'supply' me with lots of these for various projects. And their coffee is light tears ahead of that "homeless dirty sock" brew McNasty's comes up with. Grandpa John

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John DeBoo

A survey some independent group did a while ago polled coffee drinkers to get their opinion of the best coffee from coffee houses. Dunkin' Donuts came out first.

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willshak

Been there, done that. Ho Hum....... BTW, better than the creamer cups are the little jam and jelly tins (the metal ones); they're about 1 1/2" in diameter and only about 1/4" high. The metal is thin enough to be used as additional armor or for panels. The jam on your toast is a nice touch too....

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The Old Man

Where's the Keeper? He'ds have a ~lot~ of crossovers that can be used!

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The Old Man

Did I not hear earlier this year that Starbucks blended the "homeless dirty sock" brew?

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Andrew M

we had a electronics drop off day recently and I got rid of the old big tv that just blew its tube. but before I took it away I had to take off the back and remove the electronics. Now I have a few boards full of circuits, transistors, etc... which will no doubt be stuck in a corner of the garage for years, but oh the potential of what it could be used for...I have no idea what as of yet, but you never know. Craig>>

The scratchbuilding Sci-Fi guys (myself included) use all that stuff for little odd detail greeblies. The electrolytic capacitors and some of the bigger high power transistors make great 'droids, and a row of resistors painted up are fuel/oxygen tanks. I collect all kinds of odds and ends bits of plastic just in case. I have a few gallon zip-lock bags full of disposable razors and the plastic blade guards. The razor handles could end up as engine nacelles, and the blade guards could be a row of power cells wired together. I also have an idea for a modern tank gone futuristic with a double railgun, so the razor blade guards will be mounted to the mantel of it for the charging gates. As an aside, I also use cocktail straws for masking the axle stubs on 1/35 tanks...they're a perfect fit, at least on Tamiya kits. The egg carton paint mixing pallette is a good isea, but bear in mind you can't use any lacquer paints or thinner in them. This goes for most of the 1oz. sauce cups as well (trust me).

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Disco58

(Count=A0DeMoney) wrote: I stop at McDonald's on my way to work for a coffee 3 or 4 times a week. I find myself saving the plastic stir sticks to mix my paint and epoxy and, lately, I've been saving the little creamer cups, rinsing them out, and saving them to mix paint. I think I've finally reached the point of obsession (:>

Nooooo that's Not Obsessive Not at All.

For me it's the Side Trips to McDonalds and Wendys for Fries just to get lots of those little Paper Cups for mixing up my Colored Chalks and other things to do a lot of my Weathering like Rust and Mud

Then there's the ever Growing Collection of Coffee Stirs and then the Plastic Knives -n- Spoons in their tiny Plastic wrappers. Along with Various Size plastic Condiment Cups from many different Fast Food Trips

Sooooooo as for Me I will Never Ever say that Any Type of Behavior such as This is Ever Obsessive in Any Way. Nope it's Not

... cyberborg ..........

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cyberborg 4000

Some may say so due to the tinge of burnt flavor the beans they have but when compared to the one cup I bought not long ago, the McNasty's was the worst I've ever had the misfortune to consume - as in 2 swallows and out the window it went (coffee, not cup). I'll do w/o before taking another OJ (stab) at their coffee. To top it off, I got 2 burrito's there too and they reminded me of tasteless powdered eggs - YUK! I grind my own beans at home and if out find Seattle's Best (they serve it here at Border's books) pretty close - good stuff Maynard!

Grandpa John

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John DeBoo

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