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Old February 10, 2010, 09:00 AM
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Old February 10, 2010, 10:02 PM
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no milling machine was used ... drill press for the mounting holes, router with a 1/4" spiral bit for the block
Nice! Been a long time since I've seen a DIY block that didn't look like a hack job!

You say you used a 1/4" upspiral on the block... on copper? I've used a router on Al but not Cu. You got guts, I'd be afraid of it grabbing as all the copper work I've done I've found it very 'sticky' to machine. I'd like to hear more about the machining/jigging. Pics would be nice too!!!
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That looks seriously nice.
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Ive been meaning to post this pic for a while now.
The jig is made of 1/2" mdf and so is the circular offset guide (right bottom corner) that gets attached to the router base

Biff you are right about copper being 'sticky' while machined. To prevent that I used a compound that makes things run a little smoother. As far as grabbing goes you just remove one mm at a time to prevent that.




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Old February 15, 2010, 01:51 PM
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OMFG Man!! Genious. That opens up a lot of possibilities for me since you can do stuff with this you could only do with a CNC mill like that o-ring recess... unless you're were an etch-a-sketch guru and do that manually with the X & Y dials. BTW what did you use for that a 1/8" core bit? or just straight?

Even with removable templates. Just sweet! Thanks for sharing.
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Just a little update ...Ive decided to change the block and give it a xt look

temps look a bit better too


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Very nice. Nice macro shots too!
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nice shots but with out ambient temps this means very little. what if your in your garage @ 7c ambient temps tell how good a cpu block/rad are. ( just asking what your ambient is )
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Old March 9, 2010, 05:17 AM
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temperature #1 in the picture is the ambient temp... 22.3 c
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cool I personal prefer to use digital gauges to be sure that's just me.
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