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Scratch Build - In Progress ⭐ CopperWood

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Vandalo, 20 Jun 2019.

  1. kim

    kim hardware addict

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    this is soo beautiful....Jawdropping :jawdrop:, words are useless, well, just this riser may be that rises a bit ...:idea: I agree the_crapman, you could carefully fold it under some kind of cover of your own...but anyway, this is one of my favourite build of the decade, great art :wallbash:
     
  2. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Make a bracket/control wiring panel that parks an ssd over the cable. :D
     
  3. Theophilus_Field

    Theophilus_Field If all else fails... use the surfacing tools

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    Accessing these photos is definitely against my workplace policy :eeek:

    But honestly, that routing is b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l, superb work.
     
  4. Vandalo

    Vandalo Minimodder

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    Ok and thanks for the advice :winking:
    For the WB it would be nice but I recovered some pieces and I have no more resources to make purchases :hehe:


    Yes I've seen thanks.


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    Thanks dear :winking:


    Great idea but I already use a m2 and I don't want flying cables.

    Wowwww...thank you so much.
     
  5. HuguesP

    HuguesP What's a Dremel?

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    Best thing i have seen so far since WINGX99, i might get fired for that! but i wish i had your creativity
     
  6. Vandalo

    Vandalo Minimodder

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    Thanks :eeek:
     
  7. Mizuwari

    Mizuwari In vino veritas

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    This is, indeed, one of the most interesting project, with innovative solutions, for a loooong time. Nice work so far ! :clap::thumb:

    I just have one question : considering all the precision and efforts you put on making this copper res, the steel rad grills, the acrylic wire-channel... why did you choose to build the case from MDF that you will cover with oak veneer, instead of directly build it in solid oak ? :lol:
     
  8. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Ow. I wasn't going to say it first, but a lot of us would have preferred you use something like basswood under the veneer. MDF isn't worthy of your great work.
     
  9. Vandalo

    Vandalo Minimodder

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    Thank you so much :happy:


    Eh guys...for the MDF speech I started to make it some time ago with the idea of doing so in order to have the possibility to cut, paste, stucco considering that the shapes and dimensions were not well defined ... I wanted to have the possibility of changes in progress and the MDF gives me this possibility, then to say now to do it in wood I would probably do it too, now that I have much clearer ideas.

    In any case, thank you for your interest :happy:
     
  10. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    That's Fair. I have a lot of experience in home repair and have seen MDF swell and ruin from water. That's one of my big worries here. On our side, looks are all that matter, and I'm sure it will be incredible. On your side, we hope for longevity of your art.
     
  11. Vandalo

    Vandalo Minimodder

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    Then I hope the wood resists :winking:


    I know you are right, however, I have no more money :hehe::hehe::hehe:
     
  12. Vandalo

    Vandalo Minimodder

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    New up ...
    Pumps and tank support:
    I placed the pumps on the sides of the tank so as to have a clean and symmetrical arrangement.

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    I always showed the tank leaning on the wood but in reality it will be fixed and held suspended with a copper support.
    It is not finished yet because the finishes are missing but unfortunately in spite of myself I have to wait so in the meantime I take this opportunity to take measurements and take some pictures.

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    And with the tank mounted.

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    This is the first connection pipe ... to be honest it is still a test but it seems to have gone well.

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  13. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    The nipples for the threaded holes is like saying, "I could've used MORE copper." :lol: You know a project is going to be obscenely awesome when they use $40+ of copper for a bracket.
     
  14. Vandalo

    Vandalo Minimodder

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    hahahahahahahahaha Yes, it's true :hehe:
     
  15. Kviker

    Kviker What's a Dremel?

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    Omg that acrylic panel with wires its just crazy. Awesome!
     
  16. Vandalo

    Vandalo Minimodder

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    Thanks, happy to be crazy :winking:
     
  17. Vandalo

    Vandalo Minimodder

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    Hello guys,
    I update you on what happened in the last period.

    So I finished folding and preparing all the tubes.
    I admit that it took me a while to see my poor preparation on the subject but in the end they came out well.

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    These are the "leftovers" the result of wrong measurements, tests, and not exactly correct curves.

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    I had to make two more holes to fill the tanks. Sorry if the caps are different but at the moment I only have these.

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    And here it is all assembled ... I am not telling you the satisfaction of seeing him repay me for the sweat paid up to now.

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    You will have noticed that in the tank there are two transparent tubes inside the tanks that cross them to connect two fittings at the bottom with two at the top.
    For aesthetic reasons, and to have a certain order, I wanted to pass the outlet from the radiator through the tank so as not to have dangling pipes that could pollute or cover the cleaning that I managed to maintain.
    Perhaps some of you might not like the solution but I preferred the order.

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    Some details.

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    See you soon for circuit filling.
     
  18. Vandalo

    Vandalo Minimodder

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    The cables are there but not seen :winking:

    Exactly :thumb:
     
  19. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Sooo pretty. :D
    I'd strip the paint off those fittings in the reservoir. Eventually, the stuff that touches water gets ugly and the plating fails. It might be easier to contact Bitspower about some raw brass fittings.
     
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  20. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    The people on discord were right. What a beauty!
     

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