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

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

  1. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    I had it.. and then Bindi reduced my post count from 9000 to 9...

    Evil ones like him are one in a million.
     
  2. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    I know. I'm new in here, and still trying to figure it out! :worried:
     
  3. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Yeah, But I've always felt Spec and Bindi were the same species of evil. -Mostly I probing to see if I can get negative 1million rep.:D
    Maybe a custom rep label that says "Cheaps is a slimy bar-stard."
     
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  4. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    Thats looks so awesome Cheaps!!! +rep for that pump bro, I love it!
     
  5. Paslis

    Paslis Minimodder

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    Very nice designed pump top Cheapskate and very well made. :thumb:
     
  6. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Thanks, guys.:D
    I screwed up and will have to chop the update in half. I never thought doing ONE part would involve so much stuff.
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    -I needed to do a test fit of the southbridge, so I figured I'd get the rest up on water again in the process. I am amazed at how accurate my wild guess of the mounting holes was. I confess there may have been some victory dancing.
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    -Here's why I needed the test fit, though. There's a big ol' crystal mounted right next to the chip, and another doodly-giggy in the way on the other side.
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    -I started prepping for manifold installation by working out the minimum amount of tubing I could fit on the main block.
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    -First, I gotta get the other blocks mounted. One of the possible problems I'm working to prevent is board warp, so everybody gets a backplate.
    If you don't know what the original problem was, try to fix everything.:D
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    -I added a bit of foam to the pocket to check out if the resistors cleared properly. -Nothing is too close to the edge.:thumb:
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    -As per Kayin's instructions, I gave everything a layer of electrical tape. I probably would have done this anyway since I also suspect the insulator I was using was keeping the NB from making contact to the block. The tape has a lot of squish to it. I'm also doing away with the springs.
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    -Marking off the tube height with a ruler.
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    -The tubes will have to go in the manifold first. The amount of force I have to apply to get these over the barbs is bad enough. Don't ask me what I plan to do if I have to remove any of this. I may just unbolt all the blocks from the back.
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    -I got the manifold on with minimum crunching sounds.
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    -Digital cameras sure hate to focus on black. Hi, BillTheCat mug. At this point I put everything back together and booted her up. I kinda had to. The files for the southbridge block were on this system.
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    -I cut the top out of Delrin this time. The stuff cuts awesome! This is bit#1...
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    -Bit #2: 1/16"
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    -Bit #3.
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    -I lucked out. I found one of the previous screwups had enough material to do the baseplate.
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    -But then I tried to screw up again. I thought I'd try to mill it with the spindle set at 10,000 RPM. I stopped at this point when I noticed the copper moving. It turns out I got it hot enough to melt the glue on the tape.:duh:
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    and now for intermission.
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    -Before I go, I made an impulse buy the other day for a GlassGreen case size reference object. I have no clue why my store also imports Coke from Mexico. The "wall of Coke" still had stock when the last hurricane was coming in.
    -Anyway, there's no way I'm drinking that. Starving kids in Africa look away...
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    -I should use the bottle at least once, though.

    Thanks again to my sponsors, (Coke isn't one of them, BTW.)
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  7. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Unrepentant Savage

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    Mexican Coke still uses cane sugar.

    How much delrin do you have left? PM me, I have a fun fun question for you.
     
  8. Foregasm

    Foregasm What's a Dremel?

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    WHYYYY??!! :waah:MEXICAN COKE IS SO MUCH BETTER. (and I mean the soda. Don't nobody get any funny idears, y'hear?):eyebrow:
     
  9. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I'm just hoping there isn't too much Cesium-137 in the bottle.:worried:
     
  10. Foregasm

    Foregasm What's a Dremel?

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    why would your coke be radioactive? i mean, if it was japanese, i would understand. but this coke is mexican...i'm so confused.
     
  11. Vetalar

    Vetalar *learning english*

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    Cs-137 in Mexican coke? i'm intrigued!!! i could understand ukrainian RA coke (less than 170km from pripyat to coca cola factory) but mexican?
     
  12. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    'twas but a joke. I read through the 'lost source' incidents not to long ago, and the radioactive jewelry from the Caribbean is still fresh in my head.
     
  13. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    ...anyway. I thought I'd get more rage from the crack about computer using starving African kids...
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    -The base was still useable. It just needed to be freed from the rest of the copper. -Attila mode ON!
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    -I had to mill the ports out on the delrin from the opposite side. They are offset a bit from the copper contact area. I flipped it over again and cut out some more between the ports too.
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    -It's looking like cleanup time again, but I have to get this done first. I drilled and tapped the delrin first.
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    -After that I countersunk the base.
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    -It's not pretty, but no one will ever see it.::D
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    -Next I had to shave down the top so it could fit under the video card.
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    -and flip it back over to make pockets for all that stuff sticking out of the board.
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    -Done. There was an attempt to sand and polish, but delrin isn't as forgiving as plexi. I suspect you have to treat it like stone and sand it down to a polished surface. I got a nice satin finish that matches the board, though.
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    -Wait. Did I say I was done? I still needed to make a backplate.
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    -I made a metal cracker.
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    -The test fit showed me that crystal was still giving me trouble. A little tape with permanent marker helped me find the contact points.
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    -I made some quick holes with the mill...
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    -Someone tried to bite my cracker?
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    -As a final precaution, I lopped the offending points off.
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    -Everything is back together now. Here's the freaky part: she still runs!!
    Victory dance #2 electric boogaloo.

    Thanks again to my sponsors.:D
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  14. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Thats it cheaps, if in doubt cut it off, don't worry to much about what it does.
    Don't know if you noticed but in a few days the log will be celebrating it's 3rd birthday :clap::clap::clap:
     
  15. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    :duh: I doubt there will be cake, only shame...
     
  16. voigts

    voigts What's a Dremel?

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    Just keep it coming and keep telling yourself, "I will get this done some day, I will get this done some day..." :D
     
  17. Foregasm

    Foregasm What's a Dremel?

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    When did Mankz become a moderator? I swear he didn't have that badge yesterday...authority respected?
     
  18. craig - toyoracer

    craig - toyoracer Minimodder

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    Well I see you are still having fun, so that is all that really matters, isn't :D

    All the parts look great by the way. :thumb:
     
  19. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Thanks, guys.:D I got the big tile saw back yesterday. That should speed some things up.
    @Voigts - "I will quit using it as a laundry basket someday. I will quit using it as a laundry basket someday."
    @Foregasm - I was waiting to see some flagrant abuse of power from him. I'm disappointed.
    @Craig - Yes, but victory dances to the Magnum PI opening music are getting rare.
     
  20. Guest-23315

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    Oh. Ma. Gawd.

    Cheaps does an update. :lol:
     

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