This discussion group is for all you gear-heads, techno-nuts, tinker freaks, backyard airsmiths, engineers, machinists,
miscellaneous do-it-yourselfers and any other mechanically enlightened gadget junkie that enjoys working on paintball equipment.
While we would prefer to keep the topic focused on purely technical matters, please feel free to discuss anything paintball related that may be of interest.
Many questions have popped up repeatedly- They've been archived
for your Tinkering pleasure in both the Frequently-Asked Tinker's (FAT) and the Rat's Nest.

For non-paintball technical discussion, or if you'd like to sell paintball gear, please use one of the link buttons below:
Doc's Machine & Airsmith 

Services
The Whiteboard Paintball 

Webcomic
Help support us on Patreon!
Tinker's Guild Paintball 

Classifieds
Doc's Machine & TWB Store
Doc's Shop and Paintball 

Projects

Post a messageSearchDonor Wallpapers
  1. (Catching up on) The Monster, Part 20:. Doc Nickel, Dec 10, 2015
    1. Acme stub?. Nate, Dec 12, 2015
      1. Nope.... Doc Nickel, Dec 12, 2015
  2. (Catching up on) The Monster, Part 19:. Doc Nickel, Dec 10, 2015
    1. Cross slide, not compound. Russ Kepler, Dec 12, 2015
  3. (Catching up on) The Monster, Part 18:. Doc Nickel, Dec 10, 2015
    1. Looks good. Irregular logic, Dec 10, 2015
      1. Considered it.... Doc Nickel, Dec 12, 2015
  4. (Catching up on) The Monster, Part 17:. Doc Nickel, Dec 10, 2015
  5. (Catching up on) The Monster, Part 16:. Doc Nickel, Dec 10, 2015
    1. Don't know how much I'd trust something made in Springfield, Ohio. Dave H, Dec 10, 2015
      1. Beats the stuff made in Springfield, USA.... Doc Nickel, Dec 12, 2015
    2. Line the screws with pipe sealant?. Irregular logic, Dec 10, 2015
      1. Screw seals.... Doc Nickel, Dec 11, 2015
  6. Latest side projects?. weber, Dec 9, 2015
    1. Re: Latest side projects?. Dave H, Dec 9, 2015
      1. ops. weber, Dec 9, 2015
    2. Showoff! ;-). Snowtroll, Dec 10, 2015
    3. I thought. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 10, 2015
    4. Re: Latest side projects?. Typeminer, Dec 10, 2015
      1. Change dish then?. Dave H, Dec 10, 2015
        1. Not for change. Nope.. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 10, 2015
    5. Designed and built a new shop (big pics). Timberwolf, Dec 13, 2015
  7. Anyone into older 4-wheelers?. Doc Nickel, Dec 8, 2015
    1. I may. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 9, 2015
      1. Flexing?. Doc Nickel, Dec 9, 2015
        1. Sont be sorry. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 9, 2015
          1. More info.... Doc Nickel, Dec 9, 2015
            1. '90s technology.... Doc Nickel, Dec 9, 2015
            2. Re the paint. CF, Dec 10, 2015
              1. Wasn't debating the technique.... Doc Nickel, Dec 10, 2015
  8. Da DoAll iz damn near dun!. Doc Nickel, Dec 7, 2015
    1. no gasket for oil passing through the gap, bypassing the seal? -nt-. sniper1rfa, Dec 8, 2015
      1. Not shown.... Doc Nickel, Dec 8, 2015
  9. converting crawl space to "basement-like" useable space. Dr. J, Dec 7, 2015
    1. Got a Local contractor that will accept BEER as downpayment??. Robert L Martin, Dec 7, 2015
      1. how wet is it now. Dr. J, Dec 7, 2015
    2. More questions. Kymation, Dec 7, 2015
      1. how high is it now. Dr. J, Dec 7, 2015
        1. If it were me standing there.... Kymation, Dec 7, 2015
          1. multiple levels. Dr. J, Dec 8, 2015
            1. Well then, the minimum is.... Bruce Bergman, Dec 8, 2015
              1. fire. smorizio, Dec 8, 2015
                1. That's insulation. For duct and pipe penetrations.... Bruce Bergman, Dec 10, 2015
    3. A source for plentiful information. Stu Friedberg, Dec 7, 2015
      1. thank you. Dr. J, Dec 8, 2015
    4. How involved you get depends on the water table. Bruce Bergman, Dec 7, 2015
  10. Oddball SAE threads. LionkingCMSL, Dec 7, 2015
    1. Do you have a home depot near you?. James, Dec 7, 2015
      1. Better than the lion or Home Despot. (Lowe is Greman for lion).. LionkingCMSL, Dec 7, 2015
    2. Railroad tolerances. Maker of Toys, Dec 7, 2015
      1. Re: Railroad tolerances. LionkingCMSL, Dec 7, 2015
        1. And I sit corrected. LionkingCMSL, Dec 7, 2015
    3. As I hang my head in shame!. LionkingCMSL, Dec 7, 2015
      1. Re: As I hang my head in shame!. Shadowydreamer, Dec 7, 2015
  11. Roger and Doc negotiate an equitable settlement.... eddi, Dec 7, 2015
    1. But.... Welsh Rat, Dec 7, 2015
      1. Only if the refs declare a tie.... eddi, Dec 7, 2015
        1. Life. Welsh Rat, Dec 8, 2015
  12. More DoAll bandsaw: Two steps forward, one step back!. Doc Nickel, Dec 5, 2015
    1. Re: More DoAll bandsaw: Two steps forward, one step back!. Irregular Logic, Dec 5, 2015
      1. Good question.... Doc Nickel, Dec 7, 2015
  13. Fennec Jedi. Machtyn, Dec 4, 2015
  14. My project car. James, Dec 3, 2015
    1. Holy crap that's cool. Hans, Dec 4, 2015
      1. That IS COOL!!!!!!. OCDmunkey, Dec 4, 2015
    2. Hello, fellow Narbonics fan!. Salda007, Dec 4, 2015
    3. Obligatory Thank You. Retromash, Dec 6, 2015
    4. Cool stuff!. Doc Nickel, Dec 7, 2015
  15. (Catching up on) The Monster, Part 15:. Doc Nickel, Dec 2, 2015
    1. YAY UPDATES!. FireFrenzy, Dec 2, 2015
    2. Is it wrong of me. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 3, 2015
      1. Yes and no... :). Doc Nickel, Dec 3, 2015
        1. Piece of cake.... James, Dec 3, 2015
          1. Tempt Not the Gods of Acme. Retromash, Dec 3, 2015
            1. Since you said please.... James, Dec 3, 2015
            2. ACME. LionkingCMSL, Dec 7, 2015
      2. So that's what that's called. Dave H, Dec 3, 2015
        1. Jeweling.... Doc Nickel, Dec 7, 2015
          1. Rose engine. Dave H, Dec 7, 2015
          2. Hey, check out this rose engine addon. Renegade_Azzy, Dec 10, 2015
    3. So the scrap was for protecting the plate?. Romulan Sith, Dec 3, 2015
      1. ... What?. Doc Nickel, Dec 7, 2015
    4. Doc, I just HAVE to ask this.... MildBill, Dec 6, 2015
      1. Skipped steps.... Doc Nickel, Dec 7, 2015
  16. (Catching up on) The Monster, Part 14:. Doc Nickel, Dec 2, 2015
  17. (Catching up on) The Monster, Part 13:. Doc Nickel, Dec 2, 2015
    1. Filter Placement. Irregular Logic, Dec 2, 2015
      1. Re: Filter Placement. Irregular Logic, Dec 2, 2015
      2. Filterz.... Doc Nickel, Dec 2, 2015
    2. Nice work on that elbow. Dave H, Dec 3, 2015
    3. Really nice, but quite insane. GladMech, Dec 5, 2015
  18. (Catching up on) The Monster, Part 12:. Doc Nickel, Dec 2, 2015
  19. Grenade. Romulan Sith, Dec 2, 2015
    1. Heh heh. Brogatar, Dec 2, 2015
    2. Just because he's Darryl, it doesn't mean he's not sneaky. Dave H, Dec 2, 2015
      1. He's a squirrel...He probably hid it in a cheek pouch.. Ironbadger, Dec 2, 2015
        1. I'm going to have to.... Doc Nickel, Dec 3, 2015
          1. All it would take would be.... Romulan Sith, Dec 3, 2015
            1. Animated gifs.... Doc Nickel, Dec 3, 2015
              1. one minor thing.... Ydna-zds, Dec 4, 2015
  20. Sandy MK2 and Swampy MK1 (warning: Photo heavy). KrakenRising, Dec 1, 2015
    1. Mouth animation. Flying Wrench, Dec 1, 2015
      1. good reference, but. . .. KrakenRising, Dec 1, 2015
    2. I dunno if this helps, but.... MildBill, Dec 2, 2015
    3. i want see doc!!!. smorizio, Dec 2, 2015
    4. There is a reason I haven't posted a pic of Doc smiling. . .. Dave H, Dec 2, 2015
    5. Re: Sandy MK2 and Swampy MK1 (warning: Photo heavy). Shadowydreamer, Dec 2, 2015
    6. I love it!. Doc Nickel, Dec 2, 2015
  21. A little matter of 'who hit first?' X). Romulan Sith, Dec 1, 2015
    1. Now we have video. Bruce, Dec 2, 2015
      1. Indeed though I think it ll show. Romulan Sith, Dec 2, 2015
        1. Win or lose.... Dave H, Dec 2, 2015
          1. I think you mean Robin. nt. James, Dec 2, 2015
            1. Thanks for catching that. Dave H, Dec 2, 2015
  22. Small lathe suggestions?. Ironbadger, Nov 30, 2015
    1. Re: Small lathe suggestions?. Irregular logic, Nov 30, 2015
    2. A little experience with small stuff.. Deus Machina, Nov 30, 2015
      1. Especiallty CL in the oil field regions.. Nighthawke, Dec 2, 2015
  23. An early Christmas Present to myself.... Doc Nickel, Nov 30, 2015
    1. Pictures/Diagrams?. Snowtroll, Dec 1, 2015
      1. Pix and a correction.... Doc Nickel, Dec 1, 2015
      2. animation of a Machinist vise. MephitMark, Nov 26, 2016
  24. I hope Roger enjoyed himself.... eddi, Nov 30, 2015
  25. Question about the current arc. NotTheSpy, Nov 30, 2015
    1. The noise.... Mr. Seeker, Nov 30, 2015
    2. Well.... lordlundar, Nov 30, 2015
    3. No time outs.... Doc Nickel, Nov 30, 2015
      1. The Question I have.... jwhouk, Nov 30, 2015
        1. Overheated engines. MarkT, Nov 30, 2015
  26. DoAll: Ressurection!. Doc Nickel, Nov 29, 2015
    1. Well?. tmk, Nov 29, 2015
    2. I never knew how much fun a shop press could be. Dave H, Nov 29, 2015
      1. Even more fun with an Air-Over-Hydraulic swap. Bruce Bergman, Nov 30, 2015
    3. DoAll: Ressurection Part II: The Quickening!. Doc Nickel, Nov 30, 2015
  27. Shredding Broken Laptops and Computer Parts. Shadowydreamer, Nov 29, 2015
    1. I could watch that all day.... Dave H, Nov 29, 2015
      1. Used to be true. Russ Kepler, Nov 29, 2015
      2. Wow, what field did this professor teach?. lordlundar, Nov 30, 2015
        1. Mining old Compaqs. Dave H, Nov 30, 2015
    2. Re: Shredding Broken Laptops and Computer Parts. B.O.B., Nov 29, 2015
    3. Just waiting for a big "BURB" sound after eating that big tower [nt]. Hauke, Dec 2, 2015
  28. MR2 project, chapter 2. Hans, Nov 28, 2015
    1. It's Lift time.... Bruce Bergman, Nov 30, 2015
      1. Space, yes. Budget? Not so much. Hans, Dec 1, 2015
  29. The Nymph Angel Recreation. Doc Nickel, Nov 28, 2015
    1. Thats one damn sexy hunk of alloy right there n/t. FireFrenzy, Nov 28, 2015
    2. That's art.... Daniel Meyer, Nov 28, 2015
  30. Doc's Black Friday T-Shirt Blowout!. Doc Nickel, Nov 26, 2015
  31. The Rockford Files: Stripping rust with electrolysis!. Doc Nickel, Nov 26, 2015
    1. Sodium Carbonate. Irregular Logic, Nov 26, 2015
      1. Several people have mentioned that.... Doc Nickel, Nov 27, 2015
    2. Sodium Carbonate supply. Russ Kepler, Nov 27, 2015
      1. Nope.... Doc Nickel, Nov 27, 2015
    3. Question.... Timberwolf, Nov 27, 2015
    4. Big tub. Dave H, Nov 27, 2015
      1. Not a bad idea actually. Irregular logic, Nov 27, 2015
        1. Yep-yep.... Doc Nickel, Nov 27, 2015
    5. The truth behind electrolytic removal of rust. Bruce, Nov 29, 2015
  32. Happy Thanksgiving for those that celebrate it!. Gaz Wilmbroke, Nov 26, 2015
    1. Chilling at a skatepark i volunteer at & merry thursday to all. FireFrenzy, Nov 26, 2015
    2. From the Old Vic!. Daniel Meyer, Nov 26, 2015
    3. Re: Happy Thanksgiving for those that celebrate it!. Shadowydreamer, Nov 28, 2015
  33. The Rockford Files: Presented (almost) without comment.. Doc Nickel, Nov 25, 2015
    1. Applauds. Stu Friedberg, Nov 25, 2015
      1. Time spent. Dave H, Nov 25, 2015
      2. 50 years from now.... Doc Nickel, Nov 25, 2015
        1. You are as much a curator as an owner.... eddi, Nov 25, 2015
          1. Historians? Bah!. Snowtroll, Nov 25, 2015
            1. That is why I say historians of technology.... eddi, Nov 25, 2015
            2. It depends. sstabeler, Dec 21, 2015
        2. I think old tools and machines have soul and a story to tell .... B, Nov 26, 2015
    2. You're my hero. LionkingCMSL, Nov 25, 2015
    3. y'know.... tmk, Nov 25, 2015
    4. Yeah, okay.... Daniel Meyer, Nov 26, 2015
  34. Robin got a hit. Now it is up to Sandy to sort things out. n/t. eddi, Nov 25, 2015
    1. Yep. Brogatar, Nov 25, 2015
    2. This reminds me of another time... Romulan Sith, Nov 25, 2015
      1. It happens ALL the time in the real world.. SquirllyOH, Nov 25, 2015
    3. She did indeed. Welsh Rat, Nov 25, 2015
      1. Doc will be more than happy to acknowledge her shot. n/t. eddi, Nov 25, 2015
        1. A suitable runner up prize. Sendaz, Nov 27, 2015
          1. Best 49 bucks he ever saved. n/t. eddi, Nov 27, 2015
          2. You want to give him WHAT!!!?. Snowtroll, Nov 30, 2015
  35. My newest toy.... Doc Nickel, Nov 23, 2015
    1. Not yet. Dave H, Nov 23, 2015
      1. Velocity.... Doc Nickel, Nov 23, 2015
        1. Fair for who?. Mr. Seeker, Nov 25, 2015
    2. I have a fairly rare little plinker.. JozsefC, Nov 24, 2015
    3. On my workbench. Renegade_Azzy, Nov 24, 2015
    4. Re: My newest toy.... Irregular Logic, Nov 24, 2015
  36. sloth dmv. smorizio, Nov 23, 2015
    1. Re: sloth dmv. Shadowydreamer, Nov 23, 2015
      1. You can tell it's fiction.... Dave H, Nov 23, 2015
    2. Re: Sloth dmv. Typeminer, Nov 23, 2015
  37. It's Doc!. James, Nov 22, 2015
    1. Are you sure?. Dave H, Nov 23, 2015
  38. someome made 1k flashlight. smorizio, Nov 21, 2015
    1. I need one of those. MarkT, Nov 22, 2015
      1. Seconded. Kazapsky, Nov 22, 2015
        1. Rear Mounted EMP cannon anyone??. Robert L Martin, Nov 22, 2015
          1. Re: Rear Mounted EMP cannon anyone??. B.O.B., Nov 22, 2015
        2. Re: Seconded. Shadowydreamer, Nov 23, 2015
    2. Why..... B.O.B., Nov 22, 2015
    3. Obligatory XKCD. Kymation, Nov 22, 2015
    4. It's bright but not a flashlight by MY definition.. SquirllyOH, Nov 23, 2015
      1. Re: It's bright but not a flashlight by MY definition.. EightTailFox, Nov 23, 2015
  39. Anyone want to know how to build a rollcage?. FireFrenzy, Nov 21, 2015
  40. Some early test renders of SANDY. KrakenRising, Nov 21, 2015
    1. She needs bigger.... Doc Nickel, Nov 21, 2015
      1. That does look alot better.... FireFrenzy, Nov 21, 2015
      2. Nice work.... B.O.B., Nov 22, 2015
  41. The Resurrection of the Rockford Files!. Doc Nickel, Nov 20, 2015
    1. 1 x patent. Bruce, Nov 20, 2015
      1. Virtually identical. Doc Nickel, Nov 21, 2015
        1. Hmmmm........ Bruce, Nov 21, 2015
          1. Patent date. Dave H, Nov 21, 2015
  42. TWB Nov 20: Dammit, Doc N. Nohbody, Nov 20, 2015
    1. Re: TWB Nov 20: Dammit, Doc N. SquirllyOH, Nov 20, 2015
      1. I'm okay with that. Dave H, Nov 20, 2015
  43. The point at which the easy project turns into another rebuild.... Doc Nickel, Nov 18, 2015
    1. Your new tool is "talking" to you Doc.. Ironbadger, Nov 19, 2015
      1. In all fairness.... tmk, Nov 19, 2015
        1. You just created a whole universe in my head.... eddi, Nov 20, 2015
          1. Why not..... Ironbadger, Nov 20, 2015
          2. It makes sense. Dave H, Nov 20, 2015
          3. Welcome to my Universe.. Doc Nickel, Nov 20, 2015
            1. My motorcycles have always sung to me.... eddi, Nov 20, 2015
              1. I know exactly what you mean. Urban Werebear, Nov 21, 2015
                1. Orange coolant. Dave H, Nov 21, 2015
                  1. Re: Orange coolant. Grumley, Nov 21, 2015
                    1. Dexcool evil. no like. ptui.. tmk, Nov 21, 2015
                      1. Thzts slightly worse than its other effect. Renegade_Azzy, Nov 24, 2015
                  2. *snrk* Now that's funny. Urban Werebear, Nov 28, 2015
                    1. Something ironic. Urban Werebear, Nov 28, 2015
                      1. Re: Something ironic. Grumley, Nov 28, 2015
                        1. Yep, that's about right. Urban Werebear, Nov 30, 2015
            2. Since you had to mention the Angel ram.... B.O.B., Nov 21, 2015
    2. Re: The point at which the easy project turns into another rebuild.... Irregular Logic, Nov 19, 2015
      1. Possible.... Doc Nickel, Nov 20, 2015
        1. Re: sawdust. Dave H, Nov 20, 2015
          1. Unlikely.. Doc Nickel, Nov 20, 2015
            1. Also the possibility of passing the buck. Irregular Logic, Nov 20, 2015
            2. Drained and cleaned?. Snowtroll, Nov 25, 2015
  44. Looking for T shaped extrusion. Kind of like the old nwpb drop disconnects. goldie, Nov 18, 2015
    1. This might do it. goldie, Nov 18, 2015
  45. cops down under looking for two motorized picknick tables. smorizio, Nov 17, 2015
    1. I see them every day. Julius, Nov 18, 2015
      1. Re: I see them everyday. Grumley, Nov 18, 2015
        1. Your eyes are deceiving you. Julius, Nov 19, 2015
      2. Here in the U.S. .... Typeminer, Nov 18, 2015
        1. There is a drawback on it. Julius, Nov 19, 2015
          1. But thats a bike. FireFrenzy, Nov 19, 2015
            1. Bicycle is a Vehicle. Greyryder, Nov 19, 2015
              1. Pittsburg has them. Cikea, Nov 19, 2015
              2. I've even heard of .... SquirllyOH, Nov 20, 2015
12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 

<< Prev

eXTReMe Tracker