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by jackssmirkingrevenge
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: JSR's workshop chronicles
Replies: 1
Views: 208

JSR's workshop chronicles

A little over a month ago I posted about getting some new tooling in my new abode. I will be chronicling developments in this thread. Not much progress to report so far, between work and settling in to the joys of home ownership I haven't had a lot of spare time, but there has been a steady trickle ...
by jackssmirkingrevenge
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: BB, Airsoft, and Pellet Guns
Topic: Hammer valve Tee style
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Hammer valve Tee style

This is more or less the style of valve used in the Weihrauch HW40/Beeman P17 series of single-stroke pneumatic pistols, except the valve is pulled rather than pushed open. I don't know how many people make valve in that style , isn't he better than normal style hammer valve? The advantage of this t...
by jackssmirkingrevenge
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Ammo & Parts
Topic: Ideas for biodegradable cannon-balls
Replies: 9
Views: 948

Re: Ideas for biodegradable cannon-balls

I got no problem s##ting right into the barrel myself. Hey JSR, can I borrow your chrony to see how fast it goes? I will quote the late Senator Robert A. Taft, commenting on the return of Lend-Lease materials supplied to America's allies during the Second World War: "Lending war equipment is a good...
by jackssmirkingrevenge
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Ammo & Parts
Topic: Low-friction/Specialty Ball Valves?
Replies: 11
Views: 458

Re: Low-friction/Specialty Ball Valves?

If you are using a manual air pump, the lubrication system goes into it. In the case you use a motocompressor, it is the same. Always the air that comes out will be lubricated. Commercial devices are not very expensive. I suggest you study thoroughly, what kind of lubricant is a friend of the seal ...
by jackssmirkingrevenge
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: "In the world of spuds today"
Replies: 2403
Views: 125946

Re: "In the world of spuds today"

I couldn't find a port to fill the oil and the manual was no help so I contacted Busy Bee customer service and it turns out it goes through the top, so I'm going to need to take the lid it off anyway. What I'd be more worried about are the slides. On, and I don't want to come across as condescending...
by jackssmirkingrevenge
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: "In the world of spuds today"
Replies: 2403
Views: 125946

Re: "In the world of spuds today"

As for stripdowns, I've never had a piece of chinese gear that wasn't chock full of grinding dust. Just saying, like. Removed the bolts from the top of the headstock but it wouldn't budge, there appears to be some sealant or something... looks like some frequent initial oil changes are going to hav...
by jackssmirkingrevenge
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Ammo & Parts
Topic: Quest for paintball alternatives
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Re: Quest for paintball alternatives

I have been seeking alternatives to paintballs for some time and thought I had the perfect solution in the "dimpled wax shell powder balls" but they are now not available apparently despite the continued listing by several retailers. We stopped importing them due to lack of sales, also they were qu...
by jackssmirkingrevenge
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: Describe the ultimate potato cannon
Replies: 10
Views: 666

Re: Describe the ultimate potato cannon

Well it has to be cartridge fed select fire, obviously ;)
by jackssmirkingrevenge
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: SpudFiles Discussion
Topic: SpudFiles has entered 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 675

Re: SpudFiles has entered 2020

One suggestion for the front page, instead of showing only 3 recent topics, why not show the active topics and perhaps a greater number to show new visitors more of what the forum has to offer?
by jackssmirkingrevenge
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: "In the world of spuds today"
Replies: 2403
Views: 125946

Re: "In the world of spuds today"

If you find "chunks" or an excess amount, a fellow would be wise to tear it right down. Significant investment, and "An ounce of prevention..." as the saying goes. The oil coming out of mine was reasonably clean. It seems like it's relatively easy to remove the top of the headstock, worth taking a ...
by jackssmirkingrevenge
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: "In the world of spuds today"
Replies: 2403
Views: 125946

Re: "In the world of spuds today"

Changed the oil in mine before I ran it in and after. Now change it yearly. Doesn't hold much oil so it's cheap insurance. Don't forget to change oil in the apron as well. Do you think that would be enough to remove any residual debris from manufacturing though? https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C...
by jackssmirkingrevenge
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: "In the world of spuds today"
Replies: 2403
Views: 125946

Re: "In the world of spuds today"

What chinese stuff usually needs, though, is a teardown and thorough clean to remove all the grinding dust the tongs leave in there, which combines with the oil to make grinding paste. Might as well deburr all those knife-edges they leave all over the place at the same time, too. Manual recommends ...
by jackssmirkingrevenge
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: compact precision launcher
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: compact precision launcher

Sweet! Show us the launcher ;)
Anatine Duo wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:41 pm
Going for a California-legal look.
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Image

... but why?
by jackssmirkingrevenge
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: "In the world of spuds today"
Replies: 2403
Views: 125946

Re: "In the world of spuds today"

It took some tools to bring you out of the ... metalwork? :D This one is slightly more expensive, but looks way more precise to me. It's very much like the vices I use in the workshop. Also has some nice triangular cutouts in the jaws for clamping round parts. Fair point, that's the one I ended up g...