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Cut down Acrylic cylinder with a pretty good and clean result!

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So my english is not so strong when i have to write technical, hopefully my pictures shows how its done.
i just revieved my first watercooling setup and after a few houres of installing i found out that my res would not fit where i wanted it to fit, so i had to cut it down or buy a smaller res, but it was not anywhere to find in my country and i dident want any downtime. so i went out to one of my friends that have worked with acrylics and plastic in a few years and he has a lathe at home and this is the result we ended up with, hope this can help anyone that is in same sitiuation as i was.

i do not have any pictures before the mod but the res is EK-D5 X-RES TOP 140 CSQ

on the pictures are the pieces that fits together and needs to be glued and the piece i did cut out ( the clean one with no threads and milling in it)











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Looks like you did a good job thumb.gif
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my friend, man i can't make that kind of art in acrylic! smile.gif but i hope it can help someone do the same type of mod:)
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