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#1 HOTH

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 10:07 PM

I found this sitting in my garage today.


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Apparently my dad used to use McMaster a lot for his work. I was pretty excited, having never seen this before. I figured I'd post it here because it contains everything that the website has. Everything. In 4,000 pages. I searched and found nothing, so I found it appropriate to post. It has part numbers and sizes;

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And a long ass index;

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This thing is definitely helpful for finding specific parts. Can't wait to test it out.

Edited by HOTH, 29 June 2010 - 10:20 PM.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 10:22 PM

These aren't big pics at all, you're just fine.

I love these things; my dad has one in the basement I use during modding (the "I want to this, what parts could do this...AHA! I'll use that!" usage). There's one at work, too, which is also nice for brainstorming. These things seriously make my life easier...
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Posted 29 June 2010 - 10:23 PM

These aren't big pics at all, you're just fine.

I love these things; my dad has one in the basement I use during modding (the "I want to this, what parts could do this...AHA! I'll use that!" usage). There's one at work, too, which is also nice for brainstorming. These things seriously make my life easier...

Yea, I realized after posting that all pics were set at medium, not large. Whoops. Guess I need to preview my stuff. Yea, these are great.
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Posted 29 June 2010 - 10:44 PM

The entire catalog is online. I usually browse McMaster via searching for catalog pages: it's a good compromise between speed and breadth of information delivered.
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Posted 29 June 2010 - 10:46 PM

The entire catalog is online. I usually browse McMaster via searching for catalog pages: it's a good compromise between speed and breadth of information delivered.

Yeah, I can imagine that is a ton easier than flipping through 4,000 pages. I just thought this was sort of a cool find.
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Posted 30 June 2010 - 07:43 PM

I found this sitting in my garage today.


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Apparently my dad used to use McMaster a lot for his work. I was pretty excited, having never seen this before. I figured I'd post it here because it contains everything that the website has. Everything. In 4,000 pages. I searched and found nothing, so I found it appropriate to post. It has part numbers and sizes;

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And a long ass index;

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This thing is definitely helpful for finding specific parts. Can't wait to test it out.

Yeah I have one too. It helps alot when I need material. I use the snap on pvc tees on page 67 for my snapbow rail. They save time.
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Posted 07 August 2010 - 11:53 PM

i have never seen or heard of these, could someone explain quickly how they work? im confused as to how you can use it to find pieces?
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Posted 08 August 2010 - 12:33 AM

i have never seen or heard of these, could someone explain quickly how they work? im confused as to how you can use it to find pieces?

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It's a book.
It has part numbers listed in an order.
You find what you need and buy it.


Cool find. Has McMaster been around a long time? I would think before the internet took off people would probably get a catalog like this and call in? I suppose a better question would be, how old is this one?
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Posted 08 August 2010 - 12:43 AM

i have never seen or heard of these, could someone explain quickly how they work? im confused as to how you can use it to find pieces?


In the dark ages, before the first lolcats even dreamed of hazing cheeseburgers, people had to hike to their local libraries. Often a man had to go uphill both ways, because downhill had not been invented yet. After a long grueling journey, a librarian (a sort of "reality" moderator who liked to yell at people for bothering her, [History is always doomed to repeat itself!]) would show you to the section of the library covering your topic. Or if she was hung over from drinking at home with only her cat to keep her company she would berate you for not knowing the dewy decimal system. Once you had judged a selection of likely books by their covers, you would take them to a table (a sort of computer desk that people used before computers were allowed to immigrate here from Japan) and page through the table of contents and the index until you actually found what you needed. It could take whole minutes at a time!!! And that was before the page "loaded" up for you to even read the information! It was a dark time, full of grunge music and maybe even a little Backstreet Boys if your library was especially poor.

Seriously though, there are really people out there who don't know how to look stuff up in a book? I think you need to switch schools. My namesake, Derek Zoolander just opened up a fine facility for you to apply to!

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 10:09 AM

i have never seen or heard of these, could someone explain quickly how they work? im confused as to how you can use it to find pieces?


In the dark ages, before the first lolcats even dreamed of hazing cheeseburgers, people had to hike to their local libraries. Often a man had to go uphill both ways, because downhill had not been invented yet. After a long grueling journey, a librarian (a sort of "reality" moderator who liked to yell at people for bothering her, [History is always doomed to repeat itself!]) would show you to the section of the library covering your topic. Or if she was hung over from drinking at home with only her cat to keep her company she would berate you for not knowing the dewy decimal system. Once you had judged a selection of likely books by their covers, you would take them to a table (a sort of computer desk that people used before computers were allowed to immigrate here from Japan) and page through the table of contents and the index until you actually found what you needed. It could take whole minutes at a time!!! And that was before the page "loaded" up for you to even read the information! It was a dark time, full of grunge music and maybe even a little Backstreet Boys if your library was especially poor.

Seriously though, there are really people out there who don't know how to look stuff up in a book? I think you need to switch schools. My namesake, Derek Zoolander just opened up a fine facility for you to apply to!

Edit: Beaten! Just because I can't type fast and stuff...


haha that was entertaining, so if i needed somesort of spring for a longshot i could look it up in there and it would tell me where to buy it?
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Posted 08 August 2010 - 11:13 AM

I think the problem is that he's never heard of Mcmaster. It's a company that sells hardware and building materials. It's where a lot of people on this site get their modding/home made materials because you can find very specific parts that a local hardware store wouldn't carry. They have a website that everybody knows about, but apparently they have a catalog too, which is what this topic is about.
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 04:38 PM

I think the problem is that he's never heard of Mcmaster. It's a company that sells hardware and building materials. It's where a lot of people on this site get their modding/home made materials because you can find very specific parts that a local hardware store wouldn't carry. They have a website that everybody knows about, but apparently they have a catalog too, which is what this topic is about.


okay! thank you. i have never heard of Mcmaster so yea, thats the problem but i will for sure have to check them out now, because my local hardware stores lacks in the nerf modding department
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