Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Nexxo, 21 Jan 2014.
Fine detail heavily planned modding, I like were this is going.
Some gratuitous shots of the assembly with the stripped reservoir and the brass screws:
That is all... for now.
i would try to find some brass screws for the res and reservoir mounting, that would be more suited. at least that is what i think
That was my original plan, but it turns out you cannot get brass socket screws (not in metric, anyway, and there's only one source in the USA for UNC standard). It would cost a fortune to get them made.
I am currently investigating buying my own model engineering lathe. That would allow me to turn a whole bunch of parts for this project easily, and also parts for future mods and for other modders on request. I could also make my own brass socket cap screws (I have a tap and die set already, and a rotary broach can easily create the hexagona socket holes).
With your CNC and my lathe, we could rule the galaxy together! Join me, Luke...
Very tidy work looking superb
actually i already can mill screws, i upgraded my machine to a 4 axis one(rotary table), maybe next year to a 5 axis system (but that is up for investigation)
Aww great, now every time I look at the top of that case I see a TIE fighter interceptor
Same here! Looking fantastic thus far.
OMG this is lovely..Loads of shiny bits as well, right up my street.. The minute I looked at it I was thinking space ship.
This is going to be wicked, will be watching this one progress. Once I have cleaned the drool off my desk..
Looks pretty damn kickass so far & I agree with burnout about it having resemblance to a TIE fighter awesome to see you doing a project Nexxo.
Wow Nexxo, this is going to be something!!! Very interesting design
That's definitely something different than most of the build here
I wonder how the piece of wood will turn out
What about copper plating the screws? You are probably doing copper hardlines anyway.
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Stunning build so far! Def watching this one!
That is really interesting aproach to the main structure design. Really nice! I can't wait to see more.
Brass, actually. Talked to Primochill. They said that they are about to release rigid tubing connectors in brass colour, which will all work out nicely.
Actually brass plating copper isn't too hard anyway. Make a boiling solution of NaOH (lye, easy to come by) and powdered zinc (can find this on Amazon, maybe at the hardware store too). Drop the copper in for about a minute. It will come out shiny silver (ie zinc coated). Then run the piece quickly through a blowtorch flame. The thin zinc coating will fuse with the copper underneath to produce a quite stable layer of bronze.
The Koolance ones only had to be reverse plated, you know.
badass design Nexxo...love it
Nexxo + Dremel = Epicness
Definatley watching to find out just how awesome modding can get
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