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post #11 of 20
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Exactly. I'll have time tomorrow to disassemble and lap, I just am not going to have enough time to do what I want tonight as well as get detailed pictures, enough for this.
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post #12 of 20
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Finally..I have time! I'm doing it today!
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Careful, just touch it up, the storm bases are already thin!
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post #14 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fstfrddy
Careful, just touch it up, the storm bases are already thin!
Yup, this is just going to be a quick cleaning on the inside components and the base will recieve a quick touch-up.
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Finished yesternight, I have the pictures uploaded to my Rigshowcase.com photo album,
http://rigshowcase.com/album.php?u_id=8K0XHG

That will take you to RigShowcase.com, where all 15 pictures are hosted.
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post #16 of 20
Did you check it for flat after assembling? I know that the silver G5 needed to be assembled before lapping because the silver is so malleable--I think the copper is rigid enough it won't matter--but you could use a machinist's (or carpenter's) steel (like a litlte straight-edge or ruler) to see if you can detect any gaps or camber to the surface you lapped.

EDIT: P.S. those pix take FOREVER to load....
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post #17 of 20
Doesnt look very good, what happened? I'd redo it without a kit man.
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post #18 of 20
I see some low spots (at least it looks like it from the pix)
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post #19 of 20
A black or blue magic marker works like machinist blueing to indicate the progress
    
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post #20 of 20
I didn't catch [or i coulda looked right above me...sorry] if any of you were using Prussian Blue or the like, to check for fit on less than newly machined--or, for sure on home-built units that you've hand lapped. I kinda figured a lazer light might be good too--though haven't thought out just how to jig it up for the press fit testing.

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