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    Nice hardware. Should really work well with the look you've got going so far.
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    Thanks guys! Its definitely going to add an element of epic to the mod. I'ming all over the place about right now.

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    In 2007, the Harrogate Hoard was discovered in North Yorkshire England. Dated to the 10th century Vikings, the find included over 617 silver coins inscribed with Islamic, Christian, and pre-Christian Norse pagan symbols. Silver played a day to day role in Viking life where it was used as currency, jewelry, and utensils. Many of these items were inscribed with symbols of religious or magical note. Interestingly, they also used silver as a bactericide. What did they think when they lined the hulls of their ships with strings of silver? They knew it stopped algae and barnacles growing but did they consider it magic? If so, did they consider berserking magic or was there a more practical explanation?

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    Time add a little silver magic to this mod. A couple of G1/4" plugs…



    A little dremel and drill work.

    Berserker rune magic...

    22 gauge fine silver sheet

    Where this is heading…

    8 copies (gonna need more than this unfortunately)

    Printed on Press and Peel blue

    Cut to size

    Steel wooled and cleaned with acetone. Note the dimples on the silver. Those are bad for getting PNP to stick.

    Hangar 9 model plane heat sealing iron

    Turned to high and used to iron the PNP

    And so began, a frustrating series of failed attempts, 15 to be exact

    After awhile, I started to figure it out

    Nice thing about the PNP, is that you can see where the toner doesn't stick.

    See what I mean?

    Not too bad. This can be touched up with a Sharpie.

    Touched up and ready to etch. In the end, the secret was using a piece of bunched up flannel to first rub all the air bubbles out. Then, I put the iron on one edge of the silver, holding it flat, while I rubbed hard with the flannel on the edge of the silver right next to the iron. Then I moved the iron over a half an inch and repeated. I ironed across the sheet this way and then repeated on any bubbles that I could see. This link was an immense help.

    Back covered with tape

    Gorilla tape, resists acid very well

    Ebay bench power supply, costs more to ship this thing. 40 volts at 5 amps, way more power than I need but I can dial-in both with precision. Had it hooked up wrong at first, quickly solved.

    Ospho rust neutralizer, 15% phosphoric acid (info from here)

    Backyard etching setup. My etcher is a kit from http://www.circuitspecialists.com/prod.itml/icOid/4231

    Etch underway. The cathode is a piece of stainless steel sheet. The anode is a brass tray that holds the silver between its rail. A brilliant piece of engineering that works very well to etch the brass tray but not much else.

    Looks good but its not etching. With daylight fading, I pulled out the brass tray and went with wires gorilla taped to the back side of the silver

    It worked! This was from 1 volt at 1.5 amps for 45 minutes with the plates about an inch apart.

    Could have done less time and about half the amperage. You can see the resist was starting to let go and pitting was beginning.

    I cut the sheet using a jewelers saw and hammered them around a 9mm drill bit. A little solder and a lot of polishing later. Magic

    Runes show up very well.

    Ready for installation

    And this is where they go.

    They'll screw into the reservoir to provide the necessary bactericide for the cooling loop.


    Thanks for looking. A big thanks to my sponsors, Bitspower and HW Labs.





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    Next time: Berserker in a bottle...

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    O_O That...looks awesome. It's a shame they won't be visible though.

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    It's a shame they won't be visible though.
    Not really...I think hidden things like this are awesome. I love the story about the hidden message in Abraham Lincoln's watch. When I take apart on old radio, you always find hidden notes and symbols. Its the hidden details that makes me grin and feeds my OCD.

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    as i once stated before, its not the fact that you can see it, but rather the fact that you know its there that gives the little "yay" when you think of it most mods of today is about showing all the little details in windows and stuff, but things like this that you are only gonna see in the build log is just amazing!
    love the build bro. +rep
    is that a 120.9 raddy on your case, or are you just happy to see me?

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    Thanks pOPe! Exactly right on the hidden details.

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    I am absolutely at a loss for words here.

    I read this last sequence slowly, enjoying every line, knowing your work as I do, and frankly being more and more impressed as the work progressed.

    Then came the last picture where these tubes you went to all this *incredible* amount of trouble to make are slid into the reservoir, never to be seen again, but by the bacteria they are there to kill.

    Mach, I really don't know what to say here... First off, wow. Incredible work, as expected. But this degree of... whatever this is, really makes me feel like a child. I thought I was driven along these lines myself, but I can see now that I am merely wandering somewhere near the same path.

    I literally held my head in my hands in amazement here, and uttered the word "wow" at least five times. Both for the workmanship and for the whatever it is that makes you go to this much trouble for something that won't been seen by another human unless and until some archaeologist cracks it open someday and is very confused.

    I truly cannot +rep you enough for this.

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    Thanks blue! Yours is one of the nicest compliments that I've ever received, in a worklog or otherwise. Practically, the silver is for the bacteria. The etching though is for you and other folks watching this one; sharing the secret of this mod.

    I'm grinning from ear to ear hearing about your reaction. It's the same one that I had watching your gear train in action. So tag, you're it.

    Forewarned though, I'm not done. There is more madness in store and rest assured, there is a reason and a method to it all.

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    I've sat here and read through this whole log with a big ol' dumb grin of disbelief on my face, shaking my head occasionally...amazing work Mach, incredible attention to detail. I love the silver tubes, in a way it's too bad you won't really see them when it's done, but I too like to tuck things away where only I know they're there. And the reservoir looks great - brass is so very pretty.
    Can't wait to see more pics, it's looking awesome!

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