Made a cover for KafaTek Conical funnel

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wachuko

#1: Post by wachuko »

Cabin fever I guess...

I like the funnel adapter but stopped using it since I did not have a matching cap for it. To avoid dust getting in it when not in use...

Decided to get some wood and make one myself. You have to understand, I suck at woodworking...

Got a couple of these: Soectraply in color pattern Gemwood

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Cut and glued them together to have the required width...since they were out of larger blocks. Clamped overnight...

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More cutting

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Sand to size since I do not have a proper bandsaw or a lathe..

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Used the milling machine to make the cut so it sits inside the funnel

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Yes, it works

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But let's put a second coat of high gloss polyurethane

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hbk520

#2: Post by hbk520 »

awesome ~ great work

it looks fabulous .

3cordcreations

#3: Post by 3cordcreations »

Nice job! :D
A three cord strand is not easily broken...

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CarefreeBuzzBuzz
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#4: Post by CarefreeBuzzBuzz »

Looks great; love the colors.

Confused by the funnel though. Wide at top, narrow at botttom.

Mine is opposite on the Flat and the web page for the Conical also shows narrow at top, wide at bottom.

Curious how long this project took you?
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wachuko

#5: Post by wachuko » replying to CarefreeBuzzBuzz »

Yeah... remember that it goes into the stock opening - 59.8 at the stock opening vs 74.3mm. The funnel is wider on top to allow for the beans to sit there while they go down the funnel.

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Here is side to side comparison with the one used without the funnel in place.

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Because of the lack of a lathe and a bandsaw... well, and my lack of woodworking skills... it took me a lot longer than it should...

I cut the wood one day, glued it and clamped it... left it overnight to dry. A few hours the following day to sand to shape... milling the border was slow since my milling machine is not CNC (doing that next), so that took me an hour between cutting and testing... Then the time needed to sand again and apply two coats of the clear gloss....

Not perfect (I can see my mistakes, lol) but it was therapeutic. I sooooo want a lathe... I want to give it a try to making matching portafilter handles with the left over wood...
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Wachuko

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#6: Post by TenLayers »

Nice.
I don't see too many Kant Twist clamps out in the wild...

LObin

#7: Post by LObin »

Very well done!

Matching portafilter handle coming soon?? :D
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wachuko

#8: Post by wachuko » replying to LObin »

I will give that a try if I can sneak the purchase of a lathe without my wife finding out!! :lol:
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LObin

#9: Post by LObin » replying to wachuko »

Why would she ever find out?? It's not like you're buying a big noisy piece of equipment...
Wait... :shock:
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Peppersass
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#10: Post by Peppersass »

You suck at woodworking but you have a milling machine?

I'd say your woodworking skills are far from shabby!