AOA Forums AOA Forums AOA Forums Folding For Team 45 AOA Files Home Front Page Become an AOA Subscriber! UserCP Calendar Memberlist FAQ Search Forum Home


Go Back   AOA Forums > General > AOA FAQ

AOA FAQ Need a general understanding of something or detailed plan of action? Our members offer you their FAQs!


 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 7th June, 2004, 06:20 PM
Member/Contributor/Resident Crystal Ball
 
Join Date: March 2004
Posts: 7,451

Dave's Guide to Lapping

Everybody's tried it almost @ one point.
I spend a great deal of time doing it each day.
So, i'll re-lap a 'sink and take you with me....
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 7th June, 2004, 06:23 PM
Member/Contributor/Resident Crystal Ball
 
Join Date: March 2004
Posts: 7,451

the victim will be a volcano 9.......
here's a pic of the sink after i pulled it...notice the reflection.
thermal paste and scorches included
sorry for the quality, but i am not rich.
Attached Thumbnails
Dave's Guide to Lapping-image067.jpg  
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 7th June, 2004, 06:37 PM
Member/Contributor/Resident Crystal Ball
 
Join Date: March 2004
Posts: 7,451

for the faq i'm only going to use these 2 papers, as the sink had already been lapped.
both are of the wet/dry variety.
for metal sanding, it is always best to use just water as a lubricant, and to float away the particles already sanded off
i'll first wet down my kitchen table to provide "traction" between the paper and the table.
the paper get flopped on top and moved around until it starts to stick to the table.
i'll then wet the paper with about a tablespoon of water.
i'll disassemble the 'sink and start lapping.
starting @ one corner of the paper, i'll move the 'sink in circles around the outside of the paper, moving it in tiny circles whilst doing so.
think of "karate kid"....
wax on... wax off...
the "waxing off" is doing the same thing, but in the OPPOSITE direction.
as you sand away the surface you'll notice the paper start to look slightly copper coloured..this is ok..don't clean off your paper just yet. check your sink every once in a while and see how you are progressing....usually you'll seee some flat spots start to appear in the corners.
Attached Thumbnails
Dave's Guide to Lapping-image068.jpg   Dave's Guide to Lapping-image069.jpg  
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 7th June, 2004, 07:35 PM
Member/Contributor/Resident Crystal Ball
 
Join Date: March 2004
Posts: 7,451

While your sanding, the paper will take on a dark copper color...and that's ok.. but once you start to see shiny patches, take cloth and wipe the paper down. you should remove all of the excess copper and continue...don't forget to re-lubricate your paper!
sone people like to use dishsoap for extra "slide"..this is detrimental to lapping, as the soap will coat the surface of the paper and the 'sink, causing u to be sanding more soap than 'sink.
__________________

Last edited by Daniel ~; 7th June, 2004 at 09:01 PM.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 7th June, 2004, 07:41 PM
Member/Contributor/Resident Crystal Ball
 
Join Date: March 2004
Posts: 7,451

btw....it's ca dave ca for...canadian dave in canada..... cadaveca
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 7th June, 2004, 07:49 PM
Member/Contributor/Resident Crystal Ball
 
Join Date: March 2004
Posts: 7,451

so now, after i've moved to the 1500, sanded alot in circles, i still have scuffs.
to get the mirror finish on the last paper, sand in ONE DIRECTION ONLY
ie. up/down....not in circles anymore.

of course, as you are getting there with your lowest grit paper, all of the old machine marks from the factory lapping should be gone. DO NOT MOVE TO A HIGHER GRIT WITH MACHINING MARKS STILL PRESENT..YOU WILL RUIN YOUR LAPPING JOB!
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 7th June, 2004, 07:50 PM
Member/Contributor/Resident Crystal Ball
 
Join Date: March 2004
Posts: 7,451

here's the finished product..done in the time it took to write this ( of course the sink was lapped before, so i did not have the usualy 4 hour time-span spent removing the original machining marks
Attached Thumbnails
Dave's Guide to Lapping-image070.jpg  
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 7th June, 2004, 07:53 PM
Member/Contributor/Resident Crystal Ball
 
Join Date: March 2004
Posts: 7,451

of you look closely @ the picture, you can tell that i had gone in circles, by looking @ the aluminum of the sink surrounding the copper.
here you can see were i did the lapping...notice the small bowl of water and no cloth..because the sink was previously lapped, i did not have to clean the paper, and you never should have to once it is properly lapped.
Attached Thumbnails
Dave's Guide to Lapping-image071.jpg  
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 7th June, 2004, 07:57 PM
Member/Contributor/Resident Crystal Ball
 
Join Date: March 2004
Posts: 7,451

so it took me 1.5 hours to get a finish that i was satisfied with, even though it was previously lapped...so you should be able to tell how long it takes me to lap a fresh Tt sink.....usually 10-12 hours. although this may seem like alot of time for a couple of degrees, those of you who overclock to the extreme understand why i do it...besides, it helps my business when i show my customers how faulty the manufacturing process is, by renewing thier confidence in what i am capable of doing.

so....spend some time...lap your 'sink....make it shine like i have this one, and you'll get the benfits i did..higher clocks!
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 7th June, 2004, 08:14 PM
danrok's Avatar
AOA Staff
 
Join Date: March 2003
Location: Great Britain
Posts: 18,917

How important is the work surface? Does a table top always work just fine, assuming it's in good shape?
__________________
Desktop PC: AMD FX-8370E / Asus M5A99X Evo R2.0 Motherboard / 16GB DDR3 RAM / GeForce GTX 970
AOA Team fah
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 7th June, 2004, 08:22 PM
Member/Contributor/Resident Crystal Ball
 
Join Date: March 2004
Posts: 7,451

as long as it's smooth.. obviously i posted the pic of my table for a reason.. you can use a peice of glass, and most seem to prefer that, but i took a laser level to my table and a mirror....the table was flater.
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
 



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
nF2 chipset lapping - how far? trodas Hardware Hacking 8 10th January, 2007 11:47 PM
Dave's Guide to Lapping cadaveca Cooling & Temperature Monitoring 22 11th June, 2005 01:47 AM
Lapping the heatsink??? stevil EPoX MotherBoards 16 27th April, 2004 11:01 AM
NB lapping on a 8rda>>> jonspd EPoX MotherBoards 2 16th May, 2003 07:36 AM
Lapping 8RDA+ NB - experiences Snapper EPoX MotherBoards 7 14th April, 2003 08:28 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:46 PM.


Copyright ©2001 - 2010, AOA Forums
Don't Click Here Don't Click Here Either

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.0