Well bad tools and bad planning made it impossible for me to complete this block so it can be used ! Cant make a a solid block and the waterchannels are to hard to make good some are 10mm some are 12mm deep and so on.
perhaps he is hopeing to be premoted to senior....
anyhoo, the waterblock should work fine as maskedgeek said, however you shouldn't really blam your tools, copper is very easy to drill if you keep the speeds high and use lubricent to you can clear away all the copper shavings
I have dabbled with the thought of making my own water block. I plan to in the future. Thx drone for the great laugh though. your work bench and tools were somthing....(I am laughing with you not at you) come over to my place and I'll let you use my drill press ( Was that a drill press or just a hand drill on a lever of sorts?)
Getting a real good and complete collection of quality tools can be a lifetime pursuit. After awhile, it becomes a hobby with no other purpose than to have that "one more tool."
I've tried to only get what I need, but when I do purchase a tool, I try to get the quality option, even though I may spend a lot extra when I do. Some tooling tasks you can "make do" with hand tools, other tools, etc. Some tooling tasks really require that you get the "right" tool (as you have learned).
Don't get discouraged just because you've learned a good lesson.
the right tools are very important but ive been looking into watercooling for weeks now and ive come to the conclusion that when it comes to waterblocks just about anything goes except leaks...
i think you could continue with that same piece of metal..think of it as a work in progress. i dunno about the aluminum but thats up to you...aluminum is actually IMO easier to drill than copper..but copper makes easier chips..you should just clamp down the block.. hand drill the holes. if its hard to know if you are straigh have a friend watch what i call "my left and right"...u need help sometimes when you are drilling holes on aircraft all day..anyway don't X holes like that anymore. i am a stuck screw removal specialist.. unless you like burning out expensive drill bits just use a center punch to hold the drill bit in place. those lines create an interupted cut into the metal. which only makes it harder on the drill..plus the lines give the drill bit a path to slide down.. ahh enough of my preaching... i give you credit for trying...a lot of people complain about not having enough money for a watercooling kit but the more you do of it yourself the cheaper and when its done you'll know you did it....just my two cents
Well it was nice to read all those tips from you !
I will not do X's again ! thnx.
Well next block is to be come crossed drilled easier to do with my tools.
Weel i use alu i got it for free ! When i can afford copepr i bye it !
And well a new mill if i can !
sorry if i came off a little rude..and i wasn't getting on you bout the aluminum..its a personal decision...and it doesn't get cheaper than free.and a milling machine is a wonderful thing....what i mean by screw removal specialist is that i am aircraft metals technologist...really machinist/welder but 9 times out of ten we get called out to remove a stuck screw or bolt...driving through the x on a phillips screw is killer and can actually heat the surface you are trying to drill while its burning the drill bit out.. so you change your drill bit and by then the screw has cooled and is not incredibly hard due to the cold working of the drill bit against it.. then you whip out the dremel and get through the hard stuf and drill again.. there goes 2 drill bits and a dental burr cause of that damn X..ahhh i hate my job...only good thing is i can cnc my own waterblocks
back to the point... sorry if i came off the wrong way