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Forum: The Dead Zone 06-29-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By DocsMachine
If it turns out to be paintball-related, let me...

If it turns out to be paintball-related, let me know and I'll add it to the movie database (http://www.docsmachine.com/movies/). :D

Doc.
Forum: Misc Paintball Items 06-27-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By DocsMachine
I'll take the valve. PM sent. Doc.

I'll take the valve. PM sent.

Doc.
Forum: Misc Paintball Items 06-25-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By DocsMachine
Just a couple left! Doc.

Just a couple left!

Doc.
Forum: Ask The Experts 06-25-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By DocsMachine
-Where'd you get the paint? As for an actual...

-Where'd you get the paint?

As for an actual value, really, it's whatever someone is willing to pay. They're not all that rare, they're durable enough that you rarely find one worn out and...
Forum: Misc Paintball Items 06-24-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By DocsMachine
Don't know, never shot a Pyre. But the "knuckle"...

Don't know, never shot a Pyre. But the "knuckle" on most typical Freaks (including mine) is circa 1". If there's clearance for one of Palmer's aluminum-sleeved barrels, should clear the Flashback.
...
Forum: Misc Paintball Items 06-24-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By DocsMachine
-No, they're aluminum. If I made them out of...

-No, they're aluminum. If I made them out of stainless, they'd be $200. :D

Doc.
Forum: Misc Paintball Items 06-24-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By DocsMachine
Blazer Freak Backs!

Yep, real Blazer Freak-compatible Flashbacks! But with an asterisk.

http://docsmachine.com/2015/blazerbacks.jpg

After posting about some custom Freak backs a couple months ago, I received a...
Forum: The Yard Sale 06-21-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By DocsMachine
No machinists here...? :D Doc.

No machinists here...? :D

Doc.
Forum: The Dead Zone 06-20-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By DocsMachine
-You'll note I'm not writing this from New...

-You'll note I'm not writing this from New Jersey. :D

My point, however, is that, generally speaking, paintball companies aren't exactly the Fortune 500 type. The bigger shops, like DYE, (I'm...
Forum: The Yard Sale 06-20-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By DocsMachine
BXA-size quickchange toolpost for a lathe

I have a used, but good-condition, BXA size piston-type quickchange toolpost for a 12" to 15" lathe.

http://docsmachine.com/2015/bxa.jpg

It's an older unit, with no markings, so I suspect it's...
Forum: The Dead Zone 06-20-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By DocsMachine
-A decade ago, I was offered an R&D position at...

-A decade ago, I was offered an R&D position at NPS. Not just a parts-boy or warehouse flunky position, but supposedly in amongst the "here, help us invent some cool stuff!" group.

I forget the...
Forum: The Dead Zone 06-17-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By DocsMachine
-Like most groceries, one assumes I would buy my...

-Like most groceries, one assumes I would buy my own Dew. Coffee is a nonissue- in reality, I don't drink it. :D

The other bits are all things I would, if necessary, source for myself, I'd just...
Forum: The Dead Zone 06-17-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By DocsMachine
I want $100K a year plus full benefits, a...

I want $100K a year plus full benefits, a furnished apartment attached to and directly accessible from whichever room has the most machine tools in it, a Bridgeport sized manual mill and 12x32"...
Forum: The Dead Zone 06-08-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,161
Posted By DocsMachine
[Ponders how to make a rimmed 12-gram...

[Ponders how to make a rimmed 12-gram cartridge...]

Doc.
Forum: The Dead Zone 06-07-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,161
Posted By DocsMachine
-Nope. Almost nobody uses O-rings that are...

-Nope. Almost nobody uses O-rings that are adversely affected by CO2 anymore.

The reason to not use CO2 in an X-valve is simply due to the way it recharges. Just like the older RT valves, it dumps...
Forum: Ask The Experts 06-07-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By DocsMachine
As noted, pretty much any time you TIG weld...

As noted, pretty much any time you TIG weld aluminum, you introduce at least some impurities, plus of course alter the grain/structure and heat-treat, so after anodizing, the welded area is almost...
Forum: Ask The Experts 06-06-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By DocsMachine
As you noted, the barrel gets very, very thin....

As you noted, the barrel gets very, very thin. The insert and bore where the insert goes, is around .750", and the OD of the Blazer barrel where it slides into the body is .795". That's about .045"...
Forum: The Dead Zone 06-03-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,430
Posted By DocsMachine
-Smart Parts was kind of a shady right from the...

-Smart Parts was kind of a shady right from the beginning.

SP's very first product was the now-famous spiral ported barrel. Coming at a time when virtually nobody made an aftermarket barrel (heck,...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 05-22-2015, 02:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By DocsMachine
Do NOT tap the body deeper. As noted, the walls...

Do NOT tap the body deeper. As noted, the walls are very, very thin- I can recall seeing more than a few where you could see the "ridges" of the threads show up in the black anodizing.

Also, if...
Forum: Ask The Experts 05-22-2015, 02:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By DocsMachine
-In other words, the centerline of the upper tube...

-In other words, the centerline of the upper tube to the centerline of the lower tube? Easy- 1.000" even.

The original Snipers were made from off-the-shelf 1" x 2" aluminum flat bar, with each...
Forum: Ask The Experts 05-20-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By DocsMachine
I could sure make ya another body... :D ...

I could sure make ya another body... :D

(please don't hit me)

Doc.
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-20-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,658
Posted By DocsMachine
Well, technically, the gun started out as the...

Well, technically, the gun started out as the PMI-III. Which was, of course, the 'continuation' of the naming precedent of the PMI pump (or "PMI-I") and the PMI-II (the old brass pumps.)

But...
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-19-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,658
Posted By DocsMachine
-I'd always wondered about that: "Virtual...

-I'd always wondered about that: "Virtual Machine".

It was way too early for the modern interpretation of "virtual" (like, it's only for your WoW cleric, or your Second Life character?) so we have...
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-12-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,110
Posted By DocsMachine
That's basically what I meant by "functional" and...

That's basically what I meant by "functional" and with a multi-yard blast radius; A truly functional grenade will actually fire complete paintballs.

Not just spray, no splatter- you're out only if...
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-11-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,110
Posted By DocsMachine
Over the years I've done a lot of thinking about...

Over the years I've done a lot of thinking about proper paintball grenades. I have stacks of drawings full of ideas, that range from probably totally unworkable, to ones with some significant...
Forum: Ask The Experts 05-07-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By DocsMachine
-Are you producing them? Because I'm getting...

-Are you producing them? Because I'm getting close to needing to order another big handful.

Doc.
Forum: Ask The Experts 05-07-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By DocsMachine
About ten years ago, I stopped in a specialty...

About ten years ago, I stopped in a specialty airgun store, and spotted this in a "Gun Digest" type of book they had- a thick volume that covered air and pellet guns.

I noticed several...
Forum: Ask The Experts 04-29-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By DocsMachine
-You mean like a Flashback that takes Freak tips...

-You mean like a Flashback that takes Freak tips and Scepter inserts, and fits a G7 Angel? :D

http://docsmachine.com/2015/Powerfreak2.jpg

Doc.
Forum: Ask The Experts 04-25-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By DocsMachine
Can't easily bore an SL barrel. The breech end of...

Can't easily bore an SL barrel. The breech end of the barrel is tapered, and the end of the bolt seats in it. There's nothing to keep the insert from sliding backwards into the chamber.

The...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 04-25-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 507
Posted By DocsMachine
For which gun or grip? 'Cocker? Doc.

For which gun or grip? 'Cocker?

Doc.
Forum: WTB 04-18-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 114
Posted By DocsMachine
I have brand-new detents, polished stainless...

I have brand-new detents, polished stainless steel with a Delrin ball. $13 shipped inside the US. :D

Doc.
Forum: Ask The Experts 04-17-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,629
Posted By DocsMachine
-Back when I had a couple, I test-fired it by...

-Back when I had a couple, I test-fired it by reloading some cases and just stuffing them full of TP. And better than half of the time, the anvils and cups fell out of the case after firing- I found...
Forum: Ask The Experts 04-17-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By DocsMachine
I have one. I turned it down significantly years...

I have one. I turned it down significantly years ago- as well as turning off that ugly step at the muzzle- and it shot well at the time. Problem is, I think it's around .689" or so, if not .692", and...
Forum: The Dead Zone 04-16-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,216
Posted By DocsMachine
-I guess that was my question. Was it on "long...

-I guess that was my question. Was it on "long term loan" rather than "donated", and perhaps more importantly, what does TK plan on doing with it?

Doc.
Forum: WTB 04-16-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By DocsMachine
WTB: JT Goggle fan- broken/parts

I picked up a JT goggle fan in with a box of miscellaneous parts, and after cleaning, the motor and switch work fine. Problem is, one blade is broken off the fan itself.

Anyone have a...
Forum: The Dead Zone 04-16-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,216
Posted By DocsMachine
So what's the story- is TK buying/borrowing the...

So what's the story- is TK buying/borrowing the display for some reason?

Doc.
Forum: WTB 04-11-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By DocsMachine
-No, they don't. I never noticed the lightest bit...

-No, they don't. I never noticed the lightest bit of difference in "recoil" when firing a shoebox with aluminum or Delrin bolt tips. The "recoil" comes from the actual firing- both the volume of air...
Forum: WTB 04-05-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By DocsMachine
Unfortunately PHD lists them as out of stock, and...

Unfortunately PHD lists them as out of stock, and their MCB page suggests they won't be making any more, at least not anytime soon.

Doc.
Forum: WTB 04-05-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Posted By DocsMachine
Tempted. Any idea what the bore is? Doc.

Tempted. Any idea what the bore is?

Doc.
Forum: Misc Paintball Items 04-05-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,277
Posted By DocsMachine
Still have the following backs on hand and in...

Still have the following backs on hand and in stock:

Autococker
Angel LED/LCD
Angel G7 Fly
Angel A1 (One left: A1 back that takes A1 tips)
Line SI Bushmaster/Icon-Z/Mega-Z
VM-68/PMI-3

In...
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