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boscoj

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a few of you, perhaps . . . remember my post detailing my desire to employ an unused core i7 heatsink as a heatsink . . .



And that I "had access" to a lathe . . .



I knew my neighbor had a lathe and I asked if he would "just drill a 12 mm hole in it" . . . my heatsink . . .

I explained I wanted to make a high power laser to pop corn and blowout Prius tires from 20 feet and instantly we understood eachother.

"just bang it in the lathe and drill the hole." I said . . .

Uhm . . . no . . . he explained . . . it's light, it needs to be true, straight . . .

Therefore the housing must be true and straight . . .

Uhm well . . . . Brilliant neighbor had it sorted well before I told him I was a terrific person.

So he had to find the middle of some thing that wasn't really round . . .

He fastened the sink with clamps on the milling machine bed with some plywood to help stabilize the part . . .



So let's poke around a bit, get some X-Y . . .



Some Z . . . and a touch more XY . . . wow . . .



ABCDEFGHIJKLMNoP . . .



mmmkay . .. this is the middle of this universe . . .



Well now can we drill???



Yes but now we bore . . . . . .



I know a bit about what went on but this guy can divide in his head . . . metric/standard . . .

My i7 sink sunk *perfectly* with an module . . .



via some *brilliant* guy
 



Flaminpyro

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You arn't seriously going to put that old rayovac body on this HS are you, at least get an old Maglite :p
 

boscoj

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lol at a Rayovac labby . . .

dunno, got alota metal at my disposal . . .
 

tsuki2000

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Nice XD


Honestly...this is all those heatsinks are really good for. They sure do a terrible job of cooling a CPU. It's good to know that they actually have a use :p
 

mojo_1234

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Cool neighbor! It would like to have such neighbors - my neighbors are more or less afraid about my hobby...
 

oic0

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What was that heatsink from? reminds me of the early 90nm prescott heatsinks intel used back in the day.
 

BShanahan14rulz

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The stock heatsink on an AMD Phenom II x6 has 4 heatpipes, while this one only has a copper slug. Strange.

Anyways, that's going to make an interesting light. you SHOULD put it in the Workhorse, that would be sweet!
 




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