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mrpain
04-12-2009, 06:21 PM
Well I am finally getting back on my feet "wheels" so to say, and about ready to start working again.... medical reasons....
How can I get setup here on the forums to do custom work for the members ?

I dont have CNC machines.

But I do have a Lathe and Mill, a welder but not setup for Alum at this time.
I have been in the business of working on Crossman Air guns as well as Firearms for many years, as well as many motorcycle parts...

I just need to know what the paintballers want/need most...

If things work out and I can get a space here on the forums, I can donate a part of each job thats for a member to the forums ?

spoonie
04-18-2009, 08:40 PM
I have an MR2 w/eyes. I think it would be most cool to have an m-16 style selector switch for the firing modes. I don't know if this is even possible let alone something I can afford. At any rate I wouldn't do anything until next winter. Maybe you could mull it over for awhile. I think there could be a big market for this mod...

bigred76
04-18-2009, 08:58 PM
Making paintball related parts is a very hard business to be in. I'm a paintball photographer, and I get asked constantly to get free prints. Not only do paintballers want stuff for free, they're VERY fickle. It has to be juuuuuuuust right.

Take this idea over to the work I'm doing with NecroPB. I helped design and prototype the NecroRam. Now, how well is it going to sell? God only knows. Timmy's are coming and going, and noone can tell when or how it'll go. The same with Spyders, especially since there are other marker brands out there that are commanding more attention from new players these days than Spyders. I would not set up shop until you gauge the interest properly, and are CERTAIN you can maintain a profit from this venture.

Critical
04-19-2009, 03:58 AM
Now's a hard time to be airsmithing, there are already a number of high-quality established airsmiths that are doing very good work. Breaking in on them may be difficult. Plus, with the current state of the economy, not as many people are spending the money on custom work.

While Red brings up a number of good points, the necroram is slightly different. With that, you have someone developing a single part, and testing and refining it until it is perfect. Machine work is slightly different in that it is labor, and time, intensive.

For the selector switch you would need two major components. The first would be a new trigger frame that would allow for space for the additional components. This would run anywhere from $150 to $500 depending on who you have do the work, how complicated it is and things like that. The second component you would need would be a board that would work with a selector switch type setup. I would recommend starting with a Scenario Dreams T-Board, and then discussing with Damon the custom programming you would need for the selector control.

mrpain
04-19-2009, 12:09 PM
I would mainly be doing things not so much for profit but making parts or custom work for the guys that cant afford "custom" I'm doing this as a hobby.

My profit work is in the motorcycle world...

I have made a simple little safety on my MR1, insted of push button style, I have a rotary selector.

This is just a simple prototype I'm doing to mine. But will make a few more later thats a milled out all nice and factory looking.

mrpain
04-19-2009, 12:23 PM
Prototype selector safty.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v610/orange-appeal/Paintball/th_pics008.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v610/orange-appeal/Paintball/?action=view&current=pics008.flv)

Babalui
04-19-2009, 01:24 PM
Selector is very cool, but you will have to improve on layout, make it more realistic, like on MP5, M16, or AK-47. I may be interested into such addition, but what would be the price?

If I may suggest one thing that I'm struggling with right now. Among my projects there is a wish for a PB pistol, much like in Otter's project (http://web.archive.org/web/20051126102006/www.ottersccustoms.com/convertable.html). There he used Classic, and I want to convert Imagine. But, I'm having trouble making any adaptor for CO2. Its hard to explain my needs at any local workshop, and only offer so far was in range of 50 USD :(
I was thinking about using lathe to shape front half of MR's ASA, so it would be a copy of VA/LPC fitting. CO2 adapter will go into unchanged ASA thread, and will be placed under the barrel, facing forward. Something along this line (trigger should be to the left, barrel pointed to the right):
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w43/Renato71/Paintball/Image4.jpg

Or, if it is easier, make one from scratch?

I would be very interested into such adapter for Imagine, as wel into one for MR1

mrpain
04-19-2009, 01:30 PM
So you basically need a short 90* ASA ?

The safety would be like $20 and yes it would end up looking like a real selector switch.

Babalui
04-19-2009, 02:13 PM
Erm, straight?

Lucky me, I found charged batteries for camera :) Here is what I have at this moment. I've shortened LPC and threaded the hole into 1/8, but I screw it up like monumentally - I've threaded under slight angle (not visible on the pic). So this one is going down the drain. As you can see, I currently cannot fit the barrel beacuse ASA is in the way, but this can be solved with some heavy dremmeling. Not much of a problem.
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w43/Renato71/Paintball/th_P4190001.jpg (http://s173.photobucket.com/albums/w43/Renato71/Paintball/?action=view&current=P4190001.jpg)

This is what I want:
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w43/Renato71/Paintball/th_Image1.jpg (http://s173.photobucket.com/albums/w43/Renato71/Paintball/?action=view&current=Image1.jpg)

Axis of ASA has to be a bit lower in the second case. "Rear" end os ASA goes into body, instead of old vertical adapter.
If you think that you can do this, we could continue about the details over PM/mail :)

police_brutality
04-19-2009, 06:37 PM
tap the va and have a 90* come out of it

Babalui
04-23-2009, 03:30 AM
tap the va and have a 90* come out of it

I've considered that, but I want a slimmer look, like on that composed pic.

LiquidSteel
06-02-2009, 12:59 PM
prob a mega old thread dono if hes still around but "custom" halfbacking and "milling" for custom pumps could be right up his alley. i know from first hand a dremmel and half backing can take time and be a pain in the *** but at same time wrth it for the satisfaction of I DID IT MYSELF but some of "us" would prefer to send off to get it done.

mrpain
06-02-2009, 02:09 PM
I'm right here watching the forums, not posted anything in weeks but still here.

I'm almost ready to start working, one machin is on back order till June 12th..after that you tell me how you want it and/or pics and drawings and I can mill it right up...

Solar
06-05-2009, 12:45 PM
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w43/Renato71/Paintball/th_P4190001.jpg (http://s173.photobucket.com/albums/w43/Renato71/Paintball/?action=view&current=P4190001.jpg)

This is what I want:
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w43/Renato71/Paintball/th_Image1.jpg (http://s173.photobucket.com/albums/w43/Renato71/Paintball/?action=view&current=Image1.jpg)



Are you able to make something like this? If so how much? PM me with questions/ comments.

mrpain
07-11-2009, 06:43 AM
Got all my other work caught up,, so if anyone wants something worked on let me know...

XSiv Force
07-11-2009, 04:07 PM
i think the front block pistol asa is a good idea that he posted i would like a few

DFSniper
07-11-2009, 04:15 PM
Are you able to make something like this? If so how much? PM me with questions/ comments.

when otter made his spyder pistol he had someone machine him a block like that. it basically screwed in where the front block goes, but had the CA (tank) threads on the front instead of bottom, and then a 12g attached. i think it would be pretty simple to do if you have the right taps.

XSiv Force
07-11-2009, 04:35 PM
when otter made his spyder pistol he had someone machine him a block like that. it basically screwed in where the front block goes, but had the CA (tank) threads on the front instead of bottom, and then a 12g attached. i think it would be pretty simple to do if you have the right taps.

It would be VERY simple and could probably make a good amt of dinero off of it