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post #81 of 160
Nice Pr0n Ira.

Keep it up and I'll have to come back there and visit my son long enough to drop this Milwaukee drill press off at your doorstep.
  
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Thanks Man...I just wanted to see if I could make one with common hand tools..I don't know if I'll ever make another one......I wish I had made it big enough for a 437W TEC, thats just some copper I had, so I used it, its big enough for a 50x50mm TEC....
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that looks pretty good ira...lots of work i bet with a hax saw. thats the type of work that takes weeks doing a cut or 2 a day lol I think this might be an option for me once I get my copper base. how thick did you start out with Ira? also i would love to see what your using for a top!
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Thanks...Yeah I'd just hit a lick at it every now and then, I bet I have 16 hours or so in it all together...Its 3/8" thick, it started life as a cold-plate I was using on a 320W TEC...I haven't made a jacket for it, that will be easy to saw out, I'll use 1/2" thick piece of brass and solder it to that pin base, then I can lap my base out real thin..Then just make a top out of some 1/4" brass flat bar, I'm not sure if I'm going to do 9/16" chrome DD barbs, or just some 1/4" NPT brass barbs..The top will will be screwed onto the jacket..

On the inlet barb I think I'll make a jet plate and screw it to the inside of the top right under it...That way it will be easy to change out plates with different patterns cut into it....Then the mount wings will be made from 1/4" brass bar stock to...

Something like these I made for my big block, plug ugly but they work well..The right one was finished in that shot, the left not...


Edited by ira-k - 6/11/08 at 6:30pm
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oh ok so you havent started the top yet...I can't wait to see how it turns out...maby ill do something like that for my copper base...dosnt look hard just looks like it takes forever! im still looking for copper bar stock...the search continues lol
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Yeah its slow, its just something I sit around and do sometimes, something to play with...The jacket and top will go fast, I still have to get some brass bar to finish it with....

You'll find some, the bad part is everyone is scrapping anything they have with copper in it, its really gotten pricey...
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Yeah, anyone wanna buy some Stinger V8 scrap............................................. NOT!
  
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HaHa.....Thats not going to ever happen...
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Wow Ira-K, is there anything WC related that you haven't done? You've either done it, or read and memorized the URL of every log that has..

Has anyone looked into the temp differences for different size chunks of copper base? Thinner gets your water closer to the cpu, but thicker would provide a holding pen for heat that can't be evacuated through the coolant

Just Wondering..
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I like fstfrddy's thin bases,his are pretty thin at around 0.080', thats what I'll try first...Keep some good turbulence over the center of the block and it pulls the heat right out...

Yeah I'm ate up with this stuff, love it...
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