Special Ops Paintball: Wooden Barrel - Special Ops Paintball

Jump to content


  • (2 Pages)
  • +
  • 1
  • 2
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • This topic is locked

Wooden Barrel Not what you think

#1 User is offline   Tribs 

  • Real men use 12 grams
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 259
  • Joined: 15-February 09
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Fredericksburg, Va

Posted 29 April 2009 - 11:01 AM

How would a wooden barrel work out? I don't mean straight wood, more like a brass lining on the inside of the barrel, with a wooden outer shell. Would there be any complications with the wood, or would this be a cool novelty?
0

#2 User is offline   Spektre 

  • Forum Stalker
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 201
  • Joined: 19-April 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:North Central Ky
  • Brigade Name:SPEKTRE

Posted 29 April 2009 - 11:08 AM

Umm... That's a very bizarre concept... Why would you want a wooden barrel? It would definitely be unique, but it would also be a rather complicated procedure, and I can't see it offering any advantages whatsoever over any other barrel. In order to get a decent strength wood (like cherry, locust or oak), it would be a good deal heavier than aluminum. Also, in order to get the bore of the wooden part to be the perfect size and without defect would also be a challenge (especially with those harder woods). If you want to, though, go for it! It'll take a lot of work and certain tools to get it done, though.
SPEKTRE, Recon Element
Grim Reapers Paintball
0

#3 User is offline   1-I 

  • Creator of the number 7
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Moderators
  • Posts: 1,906
  • Joined: 22-September 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Esky, MI
  • Brigade Name:1-I

Posted 29 April 2009 - 09:06 PM

the wood shell would have the exact same disavatages that whatever species is famous for.

constant issues would be swelling and condensing, along with proper cleaning. you would need to check the protective coat frequently to make sure its not wearing off and allowing problems to happen



really i think the wood shell would have to be floating to keep whatever sweelling occurs from damageing the brass or whatever material is used.


now that i said that, i kinda like the idea
Posted Image

Glory is for the weak.
0

#4 User is offline   betasniper 

  • A four dimensional object
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 422
  • Joined: 10-June 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:A place close to water.
  • Brigade Name:betasniper

Posted 30 April 2009 - 09:34 AM

Heres a thought:

If it is hot and humid outside, the wood will swell a bit and match the bore of the paintball(given the wood is the actual bore of the barrel). If it is cold and frosty the wood will shrink with the paint.
Wikipedia is the Walmart of knowledge, they have everything, but it is all tainted one way or another. If you spit on your monitor, your saliva becomes a rainbow, this is Microsoft's form of "optimism". One way to know if your lazy is if you use print preview, because you can't press the print button your self.
Zdspb-Marker Animations Long list of working markers, visit if confused Click here!!! Auxiliary Grammar Police #13 225Bp
If you collect coins, you're an economist. If you collect rocks, you're a geologist. if you collect death threats, you're the president.
"Most people swear by there A-5 I tend to swear at mine instead."-Long Wood, MY AWESOME WEBSITE!!!once you've gone shameless, you'll never go blameless As I lay in bed, I looked at the stars and thought, where the hell is my ceiling? "I want to die in my sleep like my grandfather... Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car..
0

#5 User is offline   archanglmikel 

  • He is like fire and ice and rage....
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 190
  • Joined: 16-January 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Birmingham Al.
  • Brigade Name:archanglmikel

Posted 30 April 2009 - 09:53 AM

It would have the opposite effect. As the wood swelled the inner diameter would decrease, while the paint increased. The reverse would happen in cold weather. The only way this could work would be a core barrel cased in wood. I can't see a good reason to do this, but that being said if it looked good enough I might still pick one up! just for a gimmick factor. Maybe a whole "steampunk" kit concept for a common marker, like a tippmann or ion.

southeast brigade patches coming soon! Archanglmikel's feedback
Avatar made by my wife...please ask before you take...or she'll be forced to use her Freeze Ray.
0

#6 User is offline   Tribs 

  • Real men use 12 grams
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 259
  • Joined: 15-February 09
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Fredericksburg, Va

Posted 30 April 2009 - 09:53 AM

I thought it sounded like a cool idea, because let's be honest, it would be a great camo'd barrel. It would also just have a cool feel to it, and look cool, like having a wooden throne chair in your office, rather then a usual plastic one.

I have thought of the swelling, shrinking, and warping problems that are naturally inherant in the wood. Wouldn't it be possible to have a really tough finish on the wood?

This post has been edited by Tribs: 30 April 2009 - 09:54 AM

0

#7 User is offline   Spektre 

  • Forum Stalker
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 201
  • Joined: 19-April 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:North Central Ky
  • Brigade Name:SPEKTRE

Posted 30 April 2009 - 10:47 AM

A really good finish would stop it from swelling due to water - but would have almost no effect against temperature induced fluctuations.
SPEKTRE, Recon Element
Grim Reapers Paintball
0

#8 User is offline   Wrzesinski 

  • Gives his $.02
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 259
  • Joined: 22-November 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • Brigade Name:Wrzesinski

Posted 01 May 2009 - 04:31 AM

It would look awesome on say a phantom tourney with wood grips? *mouth waters...but i dont know too much about this whole swelling and such...also what about durability? i am assuming the barrel would be average thickness, what happens when you smack it into a tree? i would really like to see it done...maybe not the barrel itself but like a barrel shroud only not so bulky?
The signature in this location has been removed due to FORUM RULES VIOLATIONS. Please check this link : FORUM SIGNATURE RULES AND REGS and feel free to repost your signature according to the guidelines set by this forum.
Being too awesome :P

Who has the best girlfriend in the whole wide world? ME!
0

#9 User is offline   weeebeep 

  • Sophomore Member
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 386
  • Joined: 13-July 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Pepin Wi
  • Brigade Name:weeebeep

Posted 19 January 2010 - 03:28 PM

I made a pen like that in shop class once. I think your barrel would come out absolutely beautiful. Just make shure to varnish it and never take it out in soggy weather.
0

#10 User is offline   Big Bone 

  • Special Ops Finisher
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 1,693
  • Joined: 13-January 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Brigade Name:Big Bone

Posted 03 February 2010 - 07:14 PM

To be honest I don't think it would be terribly hard to do but we aren't really set up to do it here (wood is not our specialty) but I can see some cool benefits. The biggest one is depending on it's finish it could keep most of it's earthy colors and blend in well with most wooded surroundings. I could also see the possibility of the wood deadening the sound a bit too.

Just to keep the bizarre ideas going, what about a barrel that looks like a stick? Now that would be a cool camo!


BB

This post has been edited by Big Bone: 03 February 2010 - 07:17 PM

<!--fonto:Century Gothic--><span style="font-family:Century Gothic"><!--/fonto--><!--coloro:#003300--><span style="color:#003300"><!--/coloro--><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Micah Orvis - Special Ops Finishes<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--><!--fontc--></span><!--/fontc-->

<img src="http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e253/Micah_Orvis/OmniPatX7-1.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /><img src="http://forum.specialopspaintball.com/images/factoryemployee_badge.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /><a href="mailto:micah@specialopspaintball.com"><!--coloro:#003300--><span style="color:#003300"><!--/coloro-->micah@specialopspaintball.com<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></a>
<!--coloro:#CC0000--><span style="color:#CC0000"><!--/coloro-->StarCraft 4 Life... as long as they keep updating it for Macs :)<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->
0

#11 User is offline   UWANNAGO 

  • Im kind of a big deal, people know me
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Moderators
  • Posts: 6,841
  • Joined: 02-August 05
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:So Cal/Alabama
  • Brigade Name:UWANNAGO

Posted 03 February 2010 - 07:22 PM

View Postbetasniper, on Apr 30 2009, 10:34 AM, said:

Heres a thought:

If it is hot and humid outside, the wood will swell a bit and match the bore of the paintball(given the wood is the actual bore of the barrel). If it is cold and frosty the wood will shrink with the paint.

You realize that wood doesnt swell and shrink uniformly right?

To the OP sorry to be blunt but a wooden barrel is a terrible idea.

Wood warps, chips, it would be hard to make it uniform in the first place, water/paint would stain it.

Even if you covered a metal barrel the wood would mess up any porting.
0

#12 User is offline   Silent-7 

  • Christian Paintballer
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 1,088
  • Joined: 03-June 05
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Highlands Ranch, CO
  • Brigade Name:Silent-7

Posted 03 February 2010 - 07:33 PM

To those who have been saying that the wood would expand/shrink too much with temperature... Steel, aluminum, and brass all have significantly higher thermal expansion coefficients than wood. A wooden barrel would actually be less affected by temperature than pretty much any metal.

As to swelling thanks to water, that's legitimate.


I think the concept is really cool, but it'd be tough to pull off. Regardless, I'd love to see one!
Posted Image
0

#13 User is offline   Thumper113 

  • Senior Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 1,830
  • Joined: 01-July 09
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Chicago, Illinois
  • Brigade Name:Ace0rz

Posted 03 February 2010 - 11:01 PM

Wood = extra weight...
Special Ops Paintball Elite - Earned at Living Legends 3
Paintball Explosion
FTP inc.
0

#14 User is offline   2Tall2Care 

  • F.T.M P.T.B
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 171
  • Joined: 07-August 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bristol RI
  • Brigade Name:A.D.

Posted 14 February 2010 - 06:20 PM

View PostSilent-7, on Feb 3 2010, 09:33 PM, said:

As to swelling thanks to water, that's legitimate.


To add humidity all so causes swelling

Official Sabre #133
"Just wait for the part were every one has super powers, They stand around talking for seventy pages and nobody fights. That's a great way to end a book series"
0

#15 User is offline   Kontract Killa 

  • Junior Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 928
  • Joined: 13-July 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Oakboro, NC
  • Brigade Name:Kontract Killa

Posted 14 February 2010 - 08:14 PM

ya know, ive never picked up a stick in the woods about the size of a paintball barrel and thought it was heavier... regardless of weight, a wooden shell over a brass or aluminum core would work.
The Free 19th.
0

Share this topic:


  • (2 Pages)
  • +
  • 1
  • 2
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • This topic is locked

2 User(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users