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Unread 03-31-2003, 11:14 AM   #26
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I was planning on using a 1.5mm slit. Why use a baseplate > than 1.5mm in this case?
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With the slit, 1.5 ought to work well.
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What did you use? xy table? endmills?
yea an XY table and a 10mm 2 flute endmill, damn thing vibrated so much it eventually chipped a peice off the endmill.
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Update:

I found a way to modify the drill press so that I can adjust the height z axis with a bolt. I bought a shitty (pun intended) xy table and a 5mm 4 flute endmill. I am using a 5mm endmill because i'm milling 2.5mm at a time. This is what I did:
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This is the milling
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Currently I'm making a 10mm copper bar 6.5mm. It takes quite a while
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I found a way to modify the drill press so that I can adjust the height z axis with a bolt. I bought a shitty (pun intended) xy table and a 5mm 4 flute endmill. I am using a 5mm endmill because i'm milling 2.5mm at a time. This is what I did:
when i did that, muhaha, that's the result i got.

At least on my drill press, that's not a good method to use. i got a crappy result using that method when i tried, so i had to find a much much more accurate way. If i only had a digital camera!!!
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Machining the base is now ready. I'll post pics soon.
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The tools used were a hacksaw, a vice and a triangular file (for the pointed fins). One could call this block a poor man's WW.
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This is the result. That is why it's called a shitblock, because the finish is shit:
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It is shitty. If only I had a CNC
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I even f-ed up the drillpress because the table was shitty Hope that it can be fixed by welding (hint for balinju)

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Any comments/flames/questions/suggestions please?
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How am i going to stick a copper top to this POS? I thought soldering maybe, but...what do I need? Blowtorch? 300W soldering IRON?
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Check out how Bladerunner did it, at www.zerofanzone.co.uk
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Check out how Bladerunner did it, at www.zerofanzone.co.uk
Ok, solved that problem. Next Problem: cutting a 1.5mm slot in 3mm of brass and a copper pipe. Any suggestions???:shrug: :shrug:
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Just drill a series of holes, then file it into shape.
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You need very close matching surface to get a good seal with solder, so better forget it and use a large silicone blob in all the seams. It's not the best looking but seems it don't worry in this case
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You need very close matching surface to get a good seal with solder, so better forget it and use a large silicone blob in all the seams. It's not the best looking but seems it don't worry in this case
Actually, I don't think that will be a problem. I won't be running 1000psi through this thing.
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Just drill a series of holes, then file it into shape.
I don't have a file that's smaller than 1.5mm
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But I could use a hacksaw instead.

I bought some 3mm thick brass. I used brass because it is cheaper and stronger.

I designed a top for the Wb which is this:
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This is the brass and the copper base with soldered edges.
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Some progress, the top cut out of brass:
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The Microchannels can be seen through the slit. A question, what should I use to bond the top to the base? Silicone or some other epoxy?
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I get a feeling that nobody's interested
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