I play for the scenario paintball team Pub Crawling. We have more than 20 members on the team and over the years we have come up with ideas that keep the staging area better organized. This instructable is for a smaller more portable variation to the one I wrote up here: Paintball Pod Quick Loader Mobile Station
. We have a few ideas and this instructable is for the second version. I will write up a the others also as instructables if they seem like possible solutions.
A pod is the plastic tube paintball players use to carry extra paint onto the field. Pods range in size from being able to hold 50 to 150 paintballs. When you have 20 players each carrying 6 pods of paint on the field you need a way to keep them loaded up with paint and on the field.
Requirements for the station would have to be: stable base for loading paint, light as possible for travel, convenient for loading paint and work with the tool box we currently keep the pods in. We use the Stanley® Mobile Tool Chest
. You can pick one up at a local hardware stores. This version of the pod loader is more stable from a tipping point compared to the first, but my worry with this one is that if you move the toolbox. If you slide the tool box it could collapse the stand or at least tip it.
The stand works with an AJP Paintball Pod Loader
You can find out more about the paintball team Pub Crawling at www.PubCrawling.Org
Materials List for the stand
(2) 2 foot x 4 foot sheets of 1/2 inch plywood. (was more expensive but easier to bring home in the GTI)
(1) 30 inch brass Hinge (screws came with it)
(5) Brass brackets. (screws came with it) home depot called them Schlage 1/2 in. x 1-5/8 in. Solid Brass Bracket