Improved grind setting rings for Mazzer & Macap grinders

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lfanchi

#1: Post by lfanchi »

Hi all,

I grew tired of not having a clear scale on the grind setting ring of my Mazzer Mini, so I made it myself in Photoshop :D
Thought maybe someone would be interested as well, so here's to sharing!

I printed the new setting ring on glossy photo paper and cut it out by hand:


The links point to archives with PSD and PDF versions, both with English and Italian text labels.

Mazzer Mini & Super Jolly (v3):

EN (coarse-fine): http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?fi ... 5081531233
IT (grossa-fine): http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?fi ... 5652111679

Mazzer Major & Robur (v1):

EN (coarse-fine): http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?fi ... 2291559866
IT (grossa-fine): http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?fi ... 1137967031

Macap M4C (v3):

EN (coarse-fine): http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?fi ... 6576746765
IT (grossa-fine): http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?fi ... 7216587998

Macap MXKR (v1):

EN (coarse-fine): http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?fi ... 2224981669
IT (grossa-fine): http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?fi ... 5310392935

Enjoy!

P.S. I own the Mazzer Mini and know the design fits like a glove (see pic above), but for the other grinders I'm going off measurements provided by other owners, so no guarantees there..

lfanchi

#2: Post by lfanchi »

I updated the design to have more informative 'decimal' ticks

[edit] I updated the first post to contain the latest versions of all grind setting rings

lfanchi

#3: Post by lfanchi »

I updated the size of the design to fit the ring better and made a black version.. This one is printed on photo paper and cut by hand, I'm quite pleased with the result :)


Also, I made a similar design for Macap M4C rings.

If anyone is interested, let me know and I'll upload them..

[edit] You can find the latest versions of the scales in the first post...

michael

#4: Post by michael »

Very cool

Is there an easy way to adjust the Mazzer version to fit my robur or Kony 8)

lfanchi

#5: Post by lfanchi »

michael wrote:Very cool

Is there an easy way to adjust the Mazzer version to fit my robur or Kony 8)
If you give me with inner and outer dimensions of your ring, I'd be happy to adjust the design :)

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Whale

#6: Post by Whale »

I certainly would be interested!
I have both Mazzers (SJ, Major and Robur) and Macap (MXKR) for which I would like to have a direct reading "ring around the collar"
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lfanchi

#7: Post by lfanchi » replying to Whale »

Cool!

I've asked Dan to host the Macap & new Mazzer designs, so I think he will edit one of my posts when he's put the files on the HB server.
The Macap design is made for the M4C and the Mazzer is made for the Mini, but the size can be adjusted through photoshop. If you don't know how, you could give me the measurements of the other rings and I can do it for you as well..

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Whale

#8: Post by Whale »

Here are the measurements for my grinders:

Inch mm
SJ in 2.61 66.29
out 4.11 104.39
Major in 2.765 70.23
out 4.89 124.21
Robur in 2.765 70.23
out 4.72 119.89
MXKR in 2.86 72.64
out 4.07 103.38

The measurements are somewhat free hand so leave a little margin.
Also for the outer I have tried to take the flat portion inside the indentations.
LMWDP #330

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lfanchi

#9: Post by lfanchi »

Added designs for Mazzer SJ, Robur & Major and Macap MXKR!

Post a picture of your improved grinder setting ring installed 8)

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Whale

#10: Post by Whale »

Thanks
Monday or Tuesday I will try to go get some metalized adhesive printer paper and see what we get.
The only slight issue is the Macap ring which is not flat. Some cuts may be required...
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