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The Making Of An Alliance Tag

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  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
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    Ryan
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    from Austin, TX
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    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    The Making Of An Alliance Tag

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    Continue reading the Original Blog Post
     
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  2. You should fasten down the stamp so it doesn't "walk" all over on you.....
     
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  3. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
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    It's funny... in real time, I don't notice it... But yeah, I'm gonna make a wood base with rubber bottom for it.
     
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  4. Rolleiflex
    Joined: Oct 25, 2007
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    Nice Edit!
    I too noticed the press drifting like Sancho mentioned. I kept cringing thinking it's going to drift right off the desk and onto the floor. Thankfully that's not the case. :)
     
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  5. 56sedandelivery
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    Talk about a "Manic Monday"! Maybe it's time I stepped up my status?
    I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
  6. Leakie
    Joined: Nov 10, 2010
    Posts: 209

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    Dude.... Think maybe it's time to switch to decaf?
     
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  7. And what did you do with the rest of your morning???
     
  8. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 7,210

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    I've had a little situation with the Alliance discount with some vendors.
    When ordering on line, there's no place to post my Alliance membership: ergo, no discount.
    I'm not one to ask, "What about my discount?"

    Jerks used to call my shop, ask about a specific service...when they heard the price, invariably "Do I get a 'discount'?" Later on, I came to answer this with something like, "Oh, are you the Mayor?"
    Or some such...
    I feel like I've been...'discounted'. o_O
     
  9. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
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    You must not be shy anymore. I remember when you used to not allow your photo to be posted on the HAMB. Has a certain statute of limitations run out?
     
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  10. Ryan
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    I've been thinking about forcing Alliance Vendors to supply a discount code. The problem is, many of them don't have the technology to do so. For those without discount codes, you have to call them and they verify your account with your username and shipping address.

    Still shy. That sucked to post. I took comfort in the speed of it all.
     
  11. alchemy
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    The CSI's can still slow down and enhance the video enough to use the facial recognition software. They're gonna getcha.
     
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  12. Glad I'm not the only one. I've had an Alliance Membership since they started, I think I've actually used it once (thanks Corky). I'll be buying some tires soon, I'll use it again.

    I've been logging in almost daily for 16+ years or so, I think I get my money's worth.
     
  13. lucky13
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    Here I thought you just had some elves doing it. Pretty cool video!
     
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  14. engine138
    Joined: Oct 5, 2007
    Posts: 721

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    from LINY

    Your amazing Ryan thanks for all you do for us
     
  15. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
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    Haha! Cool, brother.
     
  16. @Ryan's "Alliance Tags" video from January 2008:


    The process seems to be pretty much the same ... except I don't think he picked up lunch from WHATABURGER back then.
     
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  17. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
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    Dude i love this! Great work man!
     
  18. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
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    302GMC
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    from Idaho

    Hope that's a vacuum gauge that keeps bouncing to zero & back up ...
    Nice work, boss !
     
  19. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
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    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    I wish we had a Whataburger.
     
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  20. I saw that as well. I guess part of the Alliance Membership cost is for the drive thru at Whataburger? Can we get them to be a Supporting Vendor?
     
  21. Baumi
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
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    Thanks for taking your time to make the plaques yourself and not outsourcing it...THAT´s worth something.
     
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  22. Dino 64
    Joined: Jul 13, 2012
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    Dino 64
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    from Virginia

    Just got mine in the mail today !
    Thanks Ryan
     
  23. Okie Pete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2008
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    Okie Pete
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    Thank you for taking the time to hand stamp the tags . It gives them a old world feel of a time when people cared about what they made . Thank you.
     
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  24. Binger
    Joined: Apr 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,172

    Binger
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from wyoming

    Thanks again for all you do Ryan. I imagine my tag is in that stack. I just renewed a week or so ago.
     
  25. Cool vid.
    I'm looking forward to getting a red tag later this year.
     
  26. Cool
    I just picked up one of those presses with two different wheels (two font heights). I haven't tried it out yet.
     
  27. If I change my HAMB name to IAMTHESOFAKINGIAMSOFAKINGWETODDDID would an Alliance membership cost more??
     
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  28. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 20,633

    Mr48chev
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    I just got my tag in the mail the other day and it looks great. Makes me wonder now if it was in that pile.
    Now If I just remembered to ask for the Alliance discount when I ordered something I might actually save a buck.
     
  29. trollst
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 902

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    Christ....do you ever drive fast....good thing it's not snowing.....
     

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