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MXDL Sfaw210 Build

Cam453

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So here's the sfaw-210 build I'm making for a friend. I wanted his to be built first so I could work out the kinks with the method of making my heatsinks. This took 3 hours with a hacksaw, drill, and hand file because I had no idea what I was doing. :confused: I think it came out pretty well for my first time. I made the mistake of trusting the DX measurements and bought an aluminum rod that was way too thick resulting in lots of extra work.







So I have three photos here^^^ but they aren't showing up.... I will fix this [Fixed]

So I sold it to my friend and he was extremely happy with it. And yes I gave him a pair of safety glasses too :;):
 
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eytyxhs

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Good Work! I think Driver is a Dr Lava Groove.? Diode PHR or 6x?
 

Kookapeli

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one suggestion .... get some silicon wire, far superior than the stuff you're using !!!
:) good build tho
 

Cam453

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1. It is silicon wire :na: I also just bought about 50ft from moh.
2. It's in the title its a sfaw210. The current is set a little low because I sold it to a friend.
3. Yeah it's a Groove driver.
 

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+1 on the build, and taking the time to show it to us.

Very nice.
 

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good job, but how did you make the heatsink so roound with the hacksaw and the hand file and such ?? no lathe? how? :D

:beer: +1
 

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Haha yeah no problem ;) and getting it so round is my secret.

Just kidding it was just a lot of time filing it round and just kinda eying it.
I should be able to use a lathe by december.
 

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This heatsink wasn't nearly as hard as the green I made. That host actually needed a step on the heatsink.
 

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The method he probably used (the one I used before I got access to a lathe... love it!) was just drill a hole in the center of the heatsink, then stick it on the tip of a drill (screw it on some how), then turn on the drill, and voila! Makeshift lathe that you can file it down with.
 




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