Originally Posted by bigkahuna360
Loved seeing this all come together, but what about the block? I haven't seen any thermal testing.
It never reached a point of being usable. Needed an O-ring to seal it and also never finished the tool to cut the grooves.
However, it's not forgotten. We talk about it every day and it's next on the list.
I've purchased a heater to harden the cutter so we can experiment with different styles and shapes.
I made a bulk purchase of O-ring material.. Lot of designs have been made for different brackets and hold down systems.
Just yesterday we were brainstorming about it. Talking about a steam punk look for the bracket, make it out of brass, add in a few bits and bobbles.
We even discussed having the water flow cause some gears on the outside to move, maybe with a magnetically coupled wheel inside the block.
It's on the back burner but we're very excited to get it going so look for some news on that soon.