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#11: Post by Capuchin Monk (original poster) »

PIXIllate wrote: but not as good as manual WDT with my usual Levercraft routine outlined above.
Please share a picture of it so that we can get an idea of what and how it does or I can compare. Thanks in advance.

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#12: Post by PIXIllate replying to Capuchin Monk »

You'rr not going to see anything. We're talking whole depth bed uniformity and microns. My point is that a fixed pattern device may ultimately be inferior to a skilled person.

The other thing I found is that this 3d printed device feels very rough. If this WAS something I found to produce superior results I'd defintly pony up for a higher quality product. It sounds worse than a grinder with a slipping belt.

I'll continue to experiment and share any other observations.

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#13: Post by pizzaman383 »

The device handles the spirograph motion but I hadn't considered that it always stirring the full depth of the coffee bed to be a problem. Based on the visual uniformity of the resulting coffee bed that wasn't apparent.

After seeing the descriptions of the multi-layer grooming I thought about how I could accomplish that using the device. Today, I did 5 rotations with the device sitting on the basket to get full-depth stirring then kept rotating the crank as I slowly moved the device upwards and out of the coffee bed.

This resulted in a coffee bed that looked the same but might mimic the manual grooming method described.
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#14: Post by Capuchin Monk (original poster) »

PIXIllate wrote: I tried both 5 and 10 full rotations. As I mentioned I used digital calipers to get the needles as close to the bottom of the basket as I could without touching.
Try 15 turns and see what happens. The benefit of mechanized WDT is the consistency / repeatability. With the manual WDT, you can't get the pins as close to the basket consistently during the entire process without scraping or lifting up.

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#15: Post by e-chappy »

For clarification, is this the rotation tool in the original post (https://www.etsy.com/listing/1356567802 ... stribution)?

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#16: Post by baldheadracing »

e-chappy wrote:For clarification, is this the rotation tool in the original post (https://www.etsy.com/listing/1356567802 ... 3619596004)?
Yes - although I am waiting to see how the recently posted magnetic base version works.
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#17: Post by pizzaman383 »

I bought the 3.5 version.
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#18: Post by Capuchin Monk (original poster) »

Is that the one just prior to 3.55 version?

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#19: Post by e-chappy »

How does one find ver. 3.5? I'm seeing only one version on sale, and it's ver. 3 I linked to above.

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#20: Post by Capuchin Monk (original poster) »

That's the page I used when I clicked on purchase. Mine may be 3.5 or 3.55 version. Yeah, it's getting difficult to keep track of.

Looks like they have couple of cheaper (much cheaper than Weber's) planetary spirographic WDT tools. :!:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/1487498141 ... spirograph
https://www.etsy.com/listing/1512731309 ... c-wdt-tool