1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Scratch Build – Complete GwassGween -FINISHED-Nov13 2013-pics start on page 67

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Cheapskate, 25 Jun 2009.

  1. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

    Joined:
    19 Mar 2009
    Posts:
    2,634
    Likes Received:
    153
    Cheapstake my friend your work is absolute fantastic and professional! Go on my friend! :)
     
  2. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

    Joined:
    13 May 2007
    Posts:
    11,973
    Likes Received:
    1,628
    :D Thanks, everyone! :D

    @stonedsurd - Join the competition, and you might win this.:naughty: -Who am I kidding... Darkenergy always wins.:hehe:
    @Djayness - 3/4" and 1/2"? I'm getting it from Delvie's Plastics. They would be expensive, but I only bought small sheets. (I only got a 12" square of the 3/4") I have no clue where to get plexi like that where you are.

    Big update...
    [​IMG]
    -I got the fin glued in place. The solvent didn't get all the way through, but it still looks good. -Oh, the outsides got polished too.
    [​IMG]
    -What the... Another experiment? I mounted some plastic to a paint stick with wood glue. I need a way to hold tiny parts. I will be making HUNDREDS of spacers like this for the case.
    [​IMG]
    -The glue worked perfectly, but the masking didn't hold to the part. Right as it was finishing, the bit caught, and the spacer went flying off to I don't know land.
    [​IMG]
    -Cool! The paper is on there forever. Next time I'll try this with a stronger tape masking.
    [​IMG]
    -Another experiment. I know of a readily available super-soft grommet material. I was curious to see if I could machine it. YES, that's a toilet tank gasket.:eyebrow:
    [​IMG]
    -It came out pretty good.
    [​IMG]
    -I used a NEW ring for this, Honest! Here's the proof!
    [​IMG]
    -I knew this was a recipe for disaster before I even started... This ring was too soft. The bit touched it and it just jiggled.(EEL, No!)
    [​IMG]
    -I went back to my old technique of using a sharpened pipe. It didn't work so well either. Later I put them in the drill press and tried to shape them with a trick I learned driving a '70s bigblock.:hehe: I made a lot of rubber dust, and they still looked crappy.
    [​IMG]
    -Anyway, I got the press out for another reason. I had to use the spacer-making collet TribalOverkill gave me to clean up the parts. A paint tarp went over the valuables.
    [​IMG]
    -Here's one set cleaned up.
    [​IMG]
    -Gluing time. I set up everything to fit 6-32 screws for this stage.
    [​IMG]
    -I glued the first set of spacers on. It was a bad time to find out I had the shakes.:wallbash:
    [​IMG]
    -As the masking came off, It started sinking in how effing awesome this thing turned out!
    [​IMG]
    -Even unfinished and with the ugly grommets, it looks sick!
    [​IMG]
    -I managed to drip and get my finger in it.:(
    Next up, I need to clean up the bo-bos, and polish the impeller well. Then there's the leak test.

    This awesome post was brought to you by awesome sponsors.:D
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: 10 Feb 2018
    stuartwood89, Bad_cancer and Combinho like this.
  3. woody_294

    woody_294 Wizard Ninja :P

    Joined:
    31 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    633
    Likes Received:
    26
    That is gonna look amazing :D
     
    La carotte d l'o likes this.
  4. Bad_cancer

    Bad_cancer Mauritius? 2nd speck east of africa

    Joined:
    7 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    708
    Likes Received:
    12
    Awesome post indeed! that is the sickest top ive seen!

    Fantastic! i dunno what to add really... Its just that cool!
     
    La carotte d l'o likes this.
  5. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

    Joined:
    13 May 2007
    Posts:
    11,973
    Likes Received:
    1,628
    Thanks. -That's where I was at!:hehe: It just hit me when I saw it, and I said "holy cr*p!" really loud. The purple was kinda plain until I shined up the edges, so it caught me by surprise.
     
    La carotte d l'o and jhanlon303 like this.
  6. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

    Joined:
    9 May 2004
    Posts:
    7,158
    Likes Received:
    1,185
    I just peed myself... and not just a little.

    ****IN' HELL MAN! AWESOME! :rock:
     
    La carotte d l'o likes this.
  7. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

    Joined:
    7 Sep 2006
    Posts:
    9,263
    Likes Received:
    302
    Purple is ALWAYS a good color on H2O bits.

    +rep

    john
     
  8. Combinho

    Combinho Ten kinds of awesome

    Joined:
    5 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    1,171
    Likes Received:
    110
    That is looking awesome. :thumb:
     
    La carotte d l'o likes this.
  9. Sphering

    Sphering What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    31 Oct 2006
    Posts:
    107
    Likes Received:
    2
    How about putting the gasket in the freezer first? Maybe it would be easier to work on.
     
    La carotte d l'o likes this.
  10. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

    Joined:
    18 Aug 2007
    Posts:
    5,258
    Likes Received:
    495
    yummy! i like it.
     
    La carotte d l'o likes this.
  11. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

    Joined:
    10 Apr 2008
    Posts:
    5,297
    Likes Received:
    54
    Now that is one awesome pump :D.
     
    La carotte d l'o likes this.
  12. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

    Joined:
    13 May 2007
    Posts:
    11,973
    Likes Received:
    1,628
    Thanks again guys.:D
    @perplekks - You must be getting old too.:hehe:
    @Sphering - I thought about that, but I would have to freeze it once for each grommet. It would have taken forever. I'm thinking about using foam next time.
     
  13. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

    Joined:
    9 May 2004
    Posts:
    7,158
    Likes Received:
    1,185
    I wasn't LEAKING!!!

    I'm just 25, goddamnit!
     
    La carotte d l'o likes this.
  14. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

    Joined:
    28 Feb 2008
    Posts:
    1,496
    Likes Received:
    92
    F*ck me, that looks sweet!
     
    La carotte d l'o likes this.
  15. La carotte d l'o

    La carotte d l'o What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    27 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    385
    Likes Received:
    23
    +1 This is going to be really awesome mod. Subbed.:thumb:
     
  16. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

    Joined:
    26 Jul 2007
    Posts:
    2,957
    Likes Received:
    68
    Let's make it a threesome with +1. Awesome work, Cheaps!
     
  17. ModMinded

    ModMinded Are you throwing that away?

    Joined:
    26 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    1,378
    Likes Received:
    43
  18. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

    Joined:
    13 May 2007
    Posts:
    11,973
    Likes Received:
    1,628
    :lol: Thanks! everyone.

    @perplekks - maybe quit drinking then?:D
    @craig & EEL - NO:hehe: Thanks for the offer.


    [​IMG]
    -I need to point this out to whoever gets this. The stock DDC mounting brackets have to come off to use this top. I never liked the stock mounts.
    [​IMG]
    -The leak test went well. It was certainly colorful to look at.:hehe: I realized I can't pressure test the area I was worried about because it's on the intake. I will have to come up with something later for that.
    [​IMG]
    -Now, back to GwassGween: Tucked away in the design is a 2nd radiator. I had to come up with something that would fit under the power supply. I bought an mcr 240 from Sidewinder for this. Once the paint stink airs out, I'll get to fitting it. I also need to do something about the sides. You might have noticed I'm not big on logos and graphics. One with a GIANT copyright mark will have to go.

    Thanks again to my great sponsors!:D
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: 10 Feb 2018
  19. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

    Joined:
    18 Aug 2007
    Posts:
    5,258
    Likes Received:
    495
    that pump top looks so cool!
     
  20. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

    Joined:
    13 May 2007
    Posts:
    11,973
    Likes Received:
    1,628
    Thanks.:D I agree.
     

Share This Page