I actually have two small manual lathes for wood turning and such.
There's a kit to make it CNC and another one to simply copy existing pieces.
I LOVE my hand made ebony pens.. Also easy to make some $$
Figure the pen materials cost $5-10 (more if rarer wood..) and then yo usell for $50+. I can usually make at least 6 pens/hour..
For our own testing, I am purchasing a G4 and need to make sure I purchase the latest revision of any aftermarket bolt engines currently on the market as well as any updated parts direct from DP.
We currently have a G3 and G3 Spec R. I also own three different chronos, have access to numerous kinds of paint (I love being a dealer
), hopefully access to a decibel meter, and I just got word that I may be able to snag some time on a high speed camera.
I figure for testing purposes, I will do something like the following:
1. Make sure markers are in proper working order
2. Set markers to stock settings.
3. Take Average Chrono readings and PSI @ stock settings w/ Stock Bolt Engine
3. Take Average chrono readings @ same PSI @ stock Settings w/ Competitors bolt engine(s)
4. Take Average chrono readings @ same PSI @ stock Settings w/ our bolt engine(s)
Might do it the above over each individual chrono..
For average chrono readings, I am thinking of samples of 50 shots.
Granted this is a preliminary idea, does anyone have any other recommendations for my personal test procedure or would you like to see me do something else? Is the 50 ball spread satisfactory when using premium grade balls from the same case? etc?