I've got myself a high power SMD 850 nm LED, 650 mW radiant power. I need to use this non-stop for hours at a time. So I need to solder this to a heatsink to manage the heat. I've got 4 them, actually -- to account for the vast potential for me destroying one or two of these before I get it right. It looks like this (screen shot from its spec sheet, the link is below).
Are there any standard adapters that I could use to make the soldering easier? My previous version (3x less heat dissipation) was on a star adapter which, in turn, was mounted to a finned sink with thermal paste, so I was planning to recycle the heat sink. That sink is also threaded, to which a glass lens is neatly attached. However, this time I am worried if that thermal paste+star won't be dissipate the heat. If it helps, I have an endmill, and I can modify standard Al or Cu pieces (Al is easier) to make this work. I've got eye protection for the IR as well.
Thank you in advance!