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Old 8th Dec 2010, 14:00   #61
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I have continued with the slitting saw milling and I don't think I will touch a slitting saw ever again when this project is done Standard procedure as the previus parts. This time I made One larger piece that I cut into smaller parts.

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Yay.. her is the finished Chuck Norris chocolate bar.

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And since my name is not Norris, I will have to use the mill to devide it into smaller parts.

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Now there is only 4 more parts to mill down before Im done with this slitting saw, qube madness, and can go on with drilling holes and finishing the rest of the case.
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Old 8th Dec 2010, 14:16   #62
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You got some skills there mate ! looking awesome !

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Awesome skills Gnu !!! Can't wait to see another update !
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Awesome skills Gnu !!! Can't wait to see another update !
Thanks, well hopefully there will be another one tomorrow
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Very nice work so far. Those blocks look very nice. I´m surely staying to watch
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Old 10th Dec 2010, 05:57   #67
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Hey Gnu! Great work! I'll be following your project. You may wish to double check the height differential between your GPU and CPU, they may or may not be the same as mine due to differences in the solder pads, sometimes they sit higher or lower, as much as 0.020" in fact. I am glad I was able to help you however in some small way. Also, what feeds and speeds are you running those slitting saws at? Always been interested but never wanted to touch them haha.


Where in Sweden do you live? I just returned from Europe a few months ago I didn't learn much, but, Jag gillar projekt, glada för kompletta!
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Hey Gnu! Great work! I'll be following your project. You may wish to double check the height differential between your GPU and CPU, they may or may not be the same as mine due to differences in the solder pads, sometimes they sit higher or lower, as much as 0.020" in fact. I am glad I was able to help you however in some small way. Also, what feeds and speeds are you running those slitting saws at? Always been interested but never wanted to touch them haha.


Where in Sweden do you live? I just returned from Europe a few months ago I didn't learn much, but, Jag gillar projekt, glada för kompletta!
Thanks, nice to hear your watching. I'll make shure to check the alignment of the CPU and GPU, thanks for pointing that out. I don't have acess to a super hightech measuring device as you do though, but I'll guess I'll find a way to measure it.

When I used the Slitting saw (63mm) I had a speed of 430 rpm, the feed was around 100-200mm/m. It's probably not the most perfect values but since the setup was not perfect either (wobbly toolholder, unsturdy parts) it was what feelt okay. You should try them out though, pretty usefull.

I live in Gothenburg (Göteborg). May I ask what brought you all the way from arizona to this cold and wet part of the world?
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FINALLY!
The slitting saw terror is done. I managed to get the last pieces of the heatsink machined and this is how they look.

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Here are all the parts in an "exploaded" view.

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And together as the complete unit. A total of 216 cubes (15mm each)

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So here is the state so far and the kind modell for this whole project, what do you think? Any similarities?

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If you havn't figured it out already the reason for making the heatsink in so many parts is because they will be anodized in different colors. And this is where I would like som feedbak from you guys. Black and green is already pretty obvious that I will use, but what about the white on the face and the spots. I'm currently thinking of 2 options:

1: is to brush the surface (as I will do with the black and green parts) and nature anodize it giving it that dull grey/silver aluminium look.

2:Polish it to a mirror finish.

What is your opinion?
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I'd anodize them so that they're not more shiney then the other parts.
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I concurr, shiney finish finish would only really work if the other parts were painted with a gloss finish to match..
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Thx for the replies guys. Good point in keeping the same level of shinyness on all points. I also think the mirrorfinish might destroy the look of it since the "white" would keep changing color to whatever it reflects. And basically never be white.
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I would say though, if you went with a matte finish, that might look good also, but they would all have to be the same
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I would say though, if you went with a matte finish, that might look good also, but they would all have to be the same
Yeah I guess that is what Im heading for, a sligtly brushed/matte finish on all parts, black, green and nature. Thanks for the feedback
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Love your metal work The_Gnu and really enjoying this log. keep it up
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Very nice work on these parts. You guys with these milling machines make me jealous.
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Love your metal work The_Gnu and really enjoying this log. keep it up
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Very nice work on these parts. You guys with these milling machines make me jealous.
Thanks, don't worry I bet you'll have acess to one in the future aswell.
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Here we go again. During my non update time I have been sanding on the CPU/heatpipe block. There were two problems with the holes for the heatpipes. They had the wrong size/shape and also the two hole-halves were not perfectly aligned. I tried to solve this by sanding down different parts/sides but this took a lot of time and the result wasn't that greate. I decided to try my last plan. I enlarged the 6 screw holes in the lid, this allowed me to put the lid at a slight angle and solve the missalignmentproblem of the heatpipe holes. After that I used a drill of the right size to drill away the small amount that was needed to make the holes the right shape. The fit was perfect as I can now screw both the lid and bottom together with the heatpipes installed and the heatpipes are really stuck.


While sanding the piece I dropped it right into the sink. And with the softness of Aluminum... it left some dents as can be seen in the picture below. So back to the mill for some adjustments.

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Here you can se that I also added another slot to make room for one of the components on the motherboard that was in the way. I also did some adjustment of the height different on the sligtly elevated part that will cool the CPU. I have to thank Sanatarium for pointing this out. I measured the height difference to 0,410mm.

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I decided to make a chamfer on the edge of the Lid. The screw is just there for some distance reference.

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Here you can see the components that I had to make room for.

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I was kind of expecting this to happen. One of the pipes interfere with the mounting hole. Not a big problem though but requires some custom motherboard standoffs

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It seems like I got the height differense of the block right as both CPU and GPU seem to have pretty good contact.

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