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Scratch Build – In Progress Puddidium235 - 4-8-21- A quick and dirty waterblock

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Cheapskate, 13 Nov 2019.

  1. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    What if your bottle says, "Use before 4/09" ?
     
  2. Osgeld

    Osgeld Minimodder

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    2009 or 3009? they didn't say did they
     
  3. LePhuronn

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    Use it anyway!

    When I make bodges I hate myself, when you make bodges it's a goddamn art form.
     
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  4. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    That could almost be my signature. :lol:
     
  5. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Staff

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    Looking at stuff like this and watching Rob dahm lately has really got me hankering for a proper mill. Maybe if I make a small one with my shitty Dremel contraption, then that one could make a bigger one, and then that one could make an even bigger one....
     
  6. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Ah, I should update...
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    -The first tweak I noticed I needed was that I left myself TOO much clearance. It helped that the ballscrews were shipped backwards to what I designed. This is down as far down as it goes, and I still have 1 1/2" to go to the frame.
    I was more worried that the block I put on the end of the screw popped off with no resistance the first time I tested it. :lol:
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    -What a gorgeous space-eating mess. This is my first test cut after calibration.
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    -Success! The first try at calibration made this 5" drawing less than a inch across. The screws were so slow, I thought I jammed something up . This is square and the right size. :thumb: -Shocking, I know.
    There is a wavy pattern in the X-direction cut I suspect is from the screws being bent. I'll see about stiffening the frame. I also have to chase down some strange sounds during fast travel.
    The pulley system is absolutely hypnotic. I'll have to add a cover for that and the side rails.
    -Anyway, I somehow managed to build a mill. It must not be as hard as I thought. :lol:

    @The_Crapman - I'd start with a good drill press. Don't even try to build around a dremel, either. They are not built for stress.
     
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  7. Defyant Mods

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    It's pretty damm impressive Cheaps! :jawdrop: The modding world is your oyster now when it comes to your render skills and this. And it's built like a tank from quality parts. :rock::rock: The trimmer will last for years mine gets a bashing and just keeps going :thumb:
     
  8. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Thanks, man. :D I don't know about the quality parts thing, though. Using a micrometer on the rails was terrifying. I had to use the number I thought they were aiming for.
    I'm a little disappointed that I can't listen to the stereo while cutting with this one. Everything about this rig is louder.
     
  9. Midlight

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    Would turning the stereo up not solve that one?
     
  10. Cheapskate

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    Computer speakers + youtube. I tried. They only get so loud before they start sounding like flatulence.
     
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  11. Cheapskate

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    I'm back to trying to build the computer. Tolerances are tighter on it, though. They definitely are more visible.
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    -I spent a little while adding positioning tabs to the model. If you remember, the first batch were a little wobbly. Fortunately, there was plenty of room on the blank I made, like... a year ago.
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    -I somehow managed to match up the part from page one with ol' knobbly here.
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    -Test drive time! I found some great material for making dust guards, coincidentally, it's free bandit-sign season! :D
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    -2nd session here is cutting notches for the tabs. Session 3 took over an hour because I forgot to speed up the machine with the override function.
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    -Bed leveling? Whazzat? :lol: I managed to barely touch the spoil board despite just winging it. *flex*
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    -After filing some round corners, I did a quick gluing session. I'm leaving my premium material top un-fused for the time being. I expect I'll break this up and try again some day.
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    -and that's 90% of the GPU area cap. There's still a bunch of squares to fill in the gap opposite of today's set of parts.
    (oof, that one crooked trapezoid front and center. :duh: )
     
  12. Defyant Mods

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    " a year ago " is nothing in the modding world ! That's one very cool looking interlocking work of art ! I use the same trimmer ! do you have a blue print for the rig you can send my way :naughty:
     
  13. Cheapskate

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    Thanks! :D
    You'd do better with someone else's design. This was drawn around what I had/could make. I should have added a double 80-20 and rail mounting plate to the x assembly, and the single motor/pulley is something you could skip. I never re-drew the parts that were off-spec, either. :lol:
    -Uses a lot of imperial screws... Yeah, you are better off with some other model.
     
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  14. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I managed to tear something in my mouse-click finger, so I'm trying to take it easy until I get some feeling back.
    No, I didn't mess it up mouse-clicking.
    No, it wasn't a freak proctology exam accident either. :worried:
    -Anyway, that means you get a small, uneventful update.
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    -My 2nd big panel cut. The red marks a narrow spot. Let's just say I found out that tile saw blade was really dull.
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    -Back to the other machine to cut a side panel bracket. It's such a relief after wearing ear plugs for the other machine. The Taig is really solid and only now do I know how much it spoiled me. I even rest junk like lose bits on the pallet as it's cutting. I never thought they might vibrate off, because they don't.
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    -There's going to be a lot of random parts with no context for a while. I need a TON of parts before I can put some of this together.
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    -Here's where I'm at. This back panel is at milling operation one of ten. There's a vent pattern to be added, and it's a nightmare.
     
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    Uneventful random parts without context make for the best updates :grin: they keep us guessing ......kinda like what i'm guessing you did to your finger!
     
  16. Cheapskate

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    Thanks. :D I'm still guessing on the finger too. I picked something heavy up with my fingertips and there was a scrunch. Then the whole underside of the finger turned purple. :worried: It's much better, but I'm dropping a lot of things.
     
  17. Cheapskate

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    I should drop this in here...
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    -Total time: 6 hours, 25 minutes. Part of the extra time was milling out the slotting with an 1/8" bit to ease the stress on the 1/16" bit that finished out the corners. -So I sort of cut them twice. You can see the bracket made earlier in it's future place. Also obvious are an I/O area and a SFF psu hole.
    There's not much space over the motherboard, is there?
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    -I also made a 2nd clear side panel bracket. Methinks I should get back to the massive reservoir that is a main part of the framing. Building the side panel first will likely lead to sorrow and disaster.
     
  18. Defyant Mods

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    It's ganna be tight as a nuns.... wallet..... in there ! but that's a sexy looking panel :rock:, Damm i need to get me on of them toys and a 3D printer and a laser cutter and a ....life :D

    6 hours, 25 minutes !! :lol:
     
  19. piXelit!

    piXelit! What's a Dremel?

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    looks awesome, i would give my left nut for a mill like that, my case projects would step up 50 times in quality, good work there i keep going with my bloody handsaw XD
     
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  20. One Works

    One Works What's a Dremel?

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    Awesome work as always. Makes me feel very uncreative
     

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