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|11-03-2006, 12:48 AM||#1 (permalink)|
World's Okayist Machinist
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Planet Earth
I was thinking, a good idea would be a general resource thread, with links for materials, general parts, tools, etc, for those of us that tinker with guns. I'm not talking about parts for specific guns, but stuff used to make custom guns. Hopefully, Carter will sticky it..
McMaster Carr - one of the big names in industrial supply, carries a huge assortment of stuff, including raw materials(aluminum, brass copper steel), parts like orings and SOC screws, and enough wierd stuff to keep you up for days. EVERYBODY should have this in their favorites Menu.
MSC - the book to go to when you need endmills(or milling machines!), drills taps, inserts, etc. Quite possibly the biggest Metalworking supplier in the world.
J&L - another metalworking supplier, smaller than MSC, but usually cheaper.
Travers - another metal working supply
Small Parts - a company that specializes in well, small parts - they carry stuff like Orings and small coil springs.
Microfasteners - Every kind of screw under the sun - they have sizes down to 0-80.
Solenoid City - supplier for solenoids(NOT solenoid valves!), perfect for making your own MQ like valves.
Clippard - makes probably 90% of the brass cocker rams out there, if you need a pneumatic ram, they probably have you covered.
SMC - is one of the major companies that supply Solenoid valves to the Paintball industry(They supply the solenoid valves for the E2 for example). They also make rams as well.
Humphrey - another big manufacturer of solenoid valves for paintball.
Skinner valves(div. of Parker) - another major solenoid valve maker.
Duracoat - one of the most popular non ano finishs for paintball guns.
Caswell Plating - one of the few sources for small quantities of Ano dye and sealer, I personally wouldn't bother with their kits, as you can improvise most of the equipment much cheaper.
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|08-19-2007, 03:13 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Leominster, MA
Let us not forget electronic components!
(I lost my collection of bookmarks, thus my visit here...)
All Electronics: Suppliers of useful, cheap components. Some are common, some are not.
Mouser: Most, if not all, electronic parts can be found here! Prices are usually a bit high, though. Make up for it with bulk orders of hard to find items.
Digi-Key: Everything else. Seriously.
Yes, I realize the irony in a stock class player surfacing the need for electronic parts. I don't blame the tools,
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|12-19-2007, 12:33 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Plattsburgh, NY
online metals raw materials (metals and plastics). Aluminum is typically slightly cheaper here than McMaster-Carr, Delrin is usually slightly more.
airsoldier How this list got more than 2 posts deep without airsoldier linked perplexes me.
enco Mostly metalworking stuff. Not always the best quality, but usually good enough when it's what fits in the budget.
grizzly Metal and wood working. Again, not always top grade stuff, lots of Chinese imports (9x20 lathes for example), but the price to stuff included ratio is better here than an identical machine at most other places. They have decent sales on cheaper tools too.
You usually get what you pay for, but when you pay for what you can afford, grizzly and enco have decent deals for the money.
|01-01-2010, 03:38 PM||#5 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Bean Town, U.S.A.
Valley Instrument Grade A Stem Mount 1 1/2in. Glycerin Filled Gauge 0-600 PSI | Filled Gauges | Northern Tool + Equipment
High, and low pressure, liquid filled gauges.
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THE-SHOOTIST Anyone chubbin' like me for this?
mailmanmike Since Monday! That's more than 4 hours though, so according to those cialis ads I should see my doctor.
tlane77 I think for a non-chemical chubby it's 6 hours before its time to see a doctor. So you should be good for another couple hours.
splattttttt I wasn't goin to google "chubbin" because I assumed it had to do with fat. The lard type, not the fun stuff. But what ever feelings Jeff's experiencing, then they must be of the fun like stuff...
tlane77 He's got a woody for your woods. splattttttt land
|01-01-2010, 05:04 PM||#6 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Feb 2009
METAL SUPERMARKETS - Buy Metal Online - Small Quantity Orders for Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Hot Rolled Steel, Cold Rolled Steel for Delivery or Local Pickup
Really, any sort of metal you want.
Nice things I used to own.......
|05-22-2010, 08:10 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Plattsburgh, NY
Poweraire - good prices and assortment of fittings, tubing, etc... Browse their documentation section, there are a lot of good books in there, and lots of ways to find part numbers you can order from them that have no other way of being found easily on the website.
Parker O-ring design manual - The bible of o-ring and seal design.
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|05-13-2012, 11:58 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Beaver Falls PA (outside Pittsburgh)
I got some good ones
Fiberglass , Epoxy , Composites, Carbon Fiber - U.S. Composites, Inc.
for casting supplies maybe for custom grips and resin for vacume forming carbon fiber
Carbon Fiber Panels/Sheets, Fabric/Cloth, COLORED Carbon/Kevlar, Composite Envisions
lots of unique types of carbon fiber and carbon blends
Manufacturer of Miniature Pneumatic Components
more pneumatics than you can shake a stick at
Pneumatic Control Systems, Fittings & Solenoid Valves - Pneumadyne, Inc.
if clippard dont have it odds are this place does
Ball Bearings:Miniature bearings:Ceramic Bearings:Bearing
never buy overpriced trigger bearings again this is where they come from.
Wholesale Tool | Industrial Machinery + Tool Supply
this place is like enco or mcmaster sometimes their cheeper sometimes not just another place to try.
like durakote but better. goes on thinner1-2 mills and is more chemical resistant.
manufacturer of clapper selonoids and other good stuff.
LittleMachineShop.com - tooling, parts, and accessories for bench top machinists
this place has all kinds of replacement parts for hobby mills and lathes as well as cnc kits for x2 mills.
mini-lathe.com home page
once you caught the maching bug this place has lots of info on how to get started and get the most out of your mini lathe and mill
CNC Machinists Cookbook: Software and Information
another good maching site. As a side note I use the speed and feed calculator from this site to figure the speeds and feed for my mill
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|09-19-2012, 12:34 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains
Heres a site i found for replica gun plans,ordered a MG42 plan myself,thinking I may use my flipped Ion breech by tjd and drummag for this one
John-Tom Engine Plans
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|08-01-2014, 03:10 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Grainger Industrial Supply - MRO Products, Equipment & Tools
has spring washers, springs, raw materials, nuts and bolts, tools, etc.
I have decided that they are most useful when I want a few pieces of something for which I would pay a lot of shipping, like long material or heavy tools. If you call ahead, they transfer from headquarters or other stores for free. So weigh their prices against shipping and maybe with extra sales tax. They throw lots of stuff on the truck, and you get to save on the shipping end (usually).
some things are stickier than others
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