Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 12 Apr 2018.
Nice demo. Not sure I've got space or budget for a lathe!
If you are going to dive into larger tools it would be great to see a build your own water block article. Maybe even looking at manually routing vs build your own vs getting your design done professionally.
There’s definitely going to be some of that in the future for sure. I do have a manual router so in theory I could do that, but if I’m honest I would just recommend doing the design work yourself and outsourcing the cutting work if you don’t have a suitable machine. It’s more than possible to do by hand, as quite a few folks on here have shown, but basic machining is fairly inexpensive these days as the tooling required to make a decent block isn’t that advanced.
On the lathe front though, I implore folks to look into mini lathes as they’re fantastic. Mine’s quite a diddy option and very capable, I would imagine most don’t realise how small they can get whilst still remaining functional. Just ask @Nexxo for confirmation haha
Nope. Not falling for it. I don't have space for even a tiny lathe.
But we can dream...
Great guide. I think you're going to need to to restart and adjust your design to include the brass spacer.
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