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Here is my base, now to make the top

Not as clean as I had hoped for but the drill press in the shop were I work is old and apparently has a little slop in the quill shaft
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I bet it has a lot of slop now...copper is tought to work I hear.
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Originally Posted by slickwilly View Post
Here is my base, now to make the top

Not as clean as I had hoped for but the drill press in the shop were I work is old and apparently has a little slop in the quill shaft
not too shabby for homemade

how thick is the piece of copper and how deep did you go into it?
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I bet it has a lot of slop now...copper is tought to work I hear.
Copper is softer than steel and that is what I usaully use this drill press for.

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not too shabby for homemade

how thick is the piece of copper and how deep did you go into it?
1/4 inch, I used a drills to rough cut the channel to 3/16 depth.
I then cleaned it up with mill bits using the plunge cut method to get a flat floor.

It is hard to see but I also used a 3/16 drill to spot drill the 4 end
channels to get a floor thickness of 0.050, the rest of the channel is cut to a depth of 0.190.

I am really missing the milling machine I had at my last job.
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Hey its looking good! Being rough like that might be a good thing, extra turbulence is always good.
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The finished product, made a few changes to my design along the way
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Sorry for the double post, trying to keep window size down.

As you can see I decided to solder the whole thing together, I just did not want to trust my PC to a thin rubber gasket.

The two screws were used to hold the bottom and top together while I solder everything, some solder got in to the threads so now they are a permanent fixture.

This beast is heavy 1.5 pounds
Edited by slickwilly - 5/31/09 at 11:11am
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Looking good! When are you going to try it out?
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1.5 pounds. Wow. If you put the mobo horizontal you won't even need clamping bolts
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Dam I really want a mill now! I have a drill press but theirs no way I would bother trying to mill on it.
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