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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/12/14 18:09:07 (permalink)
Love that bandsaw.



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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/12/15 04:21:51 (permalink)
me 2.  does most everything I need it to do.  Once I get back up and running I have some mods planned for that bandsaw.
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/12/15 19:05:22 (permalink) ☄ Helpful
Nate,
i can't stop staring LOL it just looks so pretty :D never would have thought copper could look as gold does on a wrist .
 
Keep me in mind if you make one up for the upcomming SR3(srX)
 
 

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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/12/16 05:11:24 (permalink)
Thanks!
 
Now introducing the final cog in my war machine:

 
Btw, thats SIXTY ONE POUNDS being slung up and down that rail.  When the column is upright the weight of that head was reduced to 4 lbs (plus the friction of the dovetails) due to the hanging counterweight.
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/12/16 12:52:39 (permalink)
I was reading bacck through this thread, and came accross this old post. I had to reply, as nobody has corrected it and I hate seing misinformation about producuts.
 
Forgotton Also nickle is a mix of metals because of this it's nearly impossible to get "Pure" nickle, Silver or copper is another matter entirely.
edit 2: decided to add proof of this and reference what "Pure" nickle is generally used for in addition to how it would react as I stated. see link below

 
Nickel is a base element, which means unless it is used in an alloy it is pure. It might be difficult to purify, I don't know about that, but it is certainly an element, so cannot be broken down into other elements.
 
Your "proof" of what Pure Nickel is is actually proof that an alloy called Raney Nickel is not pure nickel. The link gives information about the production and use of Raney Nickel, a nickel/aluminium compound. Most watercoolers know not to mix aluminium and copper in a loop, so Raney Nickel would not be good for plating a block. Nickel, OTOH, is good, but only if properly plated (or a block of pure nickel is used) as it's inert enough to not have a galvanic reaction with most other metals.
 
As for whether it would flake or not. The EK blocks that had nickel flaking off them were, as I understand it, creating using an electroless nickel plating, which by it's nature does not create the same level of bonding that electroplating gives (I worked with electroplating some years back, so  I do know what I am talking about). Properly electroplated nickel would not flake off as it forms a strong bond. I accept that the flow of water would cause the metal to undergo wear and tear, but the same is true for any substance.

 
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/12/16 15:13:03 (permalink)
Thanks for the info.  I would love to learn to nickle plate, but I have enough on my plate as it is. 
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/12/16 17:52:18 (permalink)
I finally finished reading the whole thread. Awesome job! I look forward to seeing what you produce for the SR-X. I'll be in the market for a block then :)

 
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/12/16 20:18:54 (permalink)
Thanks!! Well, that all depends if someone contracts me to make them a SRX block.  
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/12/16 22:51:05 (permalink)
Updates:

 
Still not finished, but Its nice to see everything still works since I last broke it down some time ago. 
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/12/17 01:36:15 (permalink)
if i have the money, as soon as the SR-X comes out, one will be on your doorstep.

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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/12/17 15:32:42 (permalink)
Sweet!
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/12/19 21:15:25 (permalink)
I think I am going to die... mixed a full two quarts of fiberglass resin. 
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/12/20 06:40:52 (permalink)
One gallon of resin, 2 gallons of sand.  Makes a nice thick, sturdy, waterproof basin floor.


 
Now some column to wall reinforcements, and it can be fired up and tested.

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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/12/21 17:40:20 (permalink)
looks great

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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/12/21 22:45:10 (permalink)
Thanks!  welcome to the forums!
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/12/22 07:45:25 (permalink)
WOW 
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/12/22 07:53:11 (permalink)
Thanks! & welcome to you as well!
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/12/22 08:06:23 (permalink)
I forgot my phone at work, or I would have shown a video of my column "nod" to be within 0.0001" on the Z travel.  Going to work on those column to wall reinforcements tonight to lock them in place.
 
Also I was able to do a complete tear-down of the Z assembly (motor, motor mount, and milling head) in under an hour and make a few adjustments.
 
All the planning that went into the building, also went into the design with serviceability in mind.  I don't want any machine to be down this long again, but if there is a problem it can be fixed much quicker.
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/12/22 12:03:51 (permalink)
Thats uber sexy...


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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/12/22 12:45:57 (permalink)
Thanks! 
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/12/24 22:46:25 (permalink)
would 2lbs of silver be enough for something like that
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/12/25 11:06:47 (permalink)
You want me to make you one out of silver?  You pay for the materials, and I will make it happen ;)
 
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/12/25 21:57:56 (permalink)
I would gladly supply the silver when I can afford it LOL. Just need to know how much silver I'll need and how thick it needs to be.
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/12/25 22:35:11 (permalink)
dragon_27

I would gladly supply the silver when I can afford it LOL. Just need to know how much silver I'll need and how thick it needs to be.

WOW. If you do buy that much I can not wait to see the finished product.


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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/12/25 22:55:56 (permalink)
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dragon_27

I would gladly supply the silver when I can afford it LOL. Just need to know how much silver I'll need and how thick it needs to be.

WOW. If you do buy that much I can not wait to see the finished product.

 
Ya I would send him the silver grain and shots if he has a furnace and the molding. And if he doesn't that's fine I have a friend I can put to work who has the stuff.
 
Industrial silver isn't at a bad price really 800 bucks for 25oz of industrial silver.
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/12/26 13:27:05 (permalink)
One sheet, that is 12" x 12" x 0.25" thick.
Make it happen  ;) 
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/12/26 13:32:11 (permalink)
Not sure if I ever posted this picture?

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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/12/26 13:40:48 (permalink)
nateman_doo

Not sure if I ever posted this picture?


Don't think you have. Love the contrast. What did you do, hose it down after you got done with it?
Reminds me of what Martin used to do when he got done with making your Cable Extensions. That was before he got his own website.


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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/12/26 14:48:01 (permalink)
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Don't think you have. Love the contrast. What did you do, hose it down after you got done with it?
Reminds me of what Martin used to do when he got done with making your Cable Extensions. That was before he got his own website.

I plan to have my own website as well.  Once I finish the second machine (not the one I am fixing up, but the brand new CNC)
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Re:100% Copper SR2 full coverage waterblock! 2011/12/26 18:07:21 (permalink)
Nateman, first things first.  Your blocks look amazing, as does your new mill.  
 
I have always had a big interest in milling. Your work has somewhat inspired me to try my hand in it. Any suggestions for a noob on where to start? 
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