I got the host and assembled it. It works!
I initially had some issues with the chassis body not making electrical contact to heat sink, but a reassembling seemed to make contact. Pushing the connected wires back in to let the module fit was a bit difficult.
The copper module will get a bit hot in my hands after some time, but that is when I let it cool. I haven't timed how long this is, but when very cold it seems to take a couple minutes, warm it is probobly about 30 seconds. I was assuming this heavy chunk of copper (from DTR) has a good thermal...
At the moment I have a ~1.2W 520nm 25mm copper module, it seems it alone takes a couple minutes before it gets hot to touch. Cheaper aluminum sounds good :)
How do the modules mount in your host? Is it some kind of set screw and thermal paste or a more permanent fit?
I'd like to target about $50 (USD).
For any DIY options, I only have some hand tools (soldering iron, dremel, cordless drill etc) no lathe, mill, drill press, taps, dies, etc for doing any real metal work.
I'm new here, so forgive me if I'm missing something obvious. I've been searching around trying to find an inexpensive host, but am struggling to find something for a 25mm module I have.
I see some users commission beautiful machined hosts, but I fear this may be out of my desired price...