I designed a custom bean cellar caddy. Suggestions? - Page 2

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michael

Postby michael » Mar 22, 2018, 6:43 pm

the plastic tubes are good, have cool tops and are a relatively inexpensive LW product; the only problem is that they lack the look and feel of thick walled glass tubes, but I forgot that shortcoming when I dropped one of the plastic tubes on the stone floor and it didn't break 8)

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LBIespresso

Postby LBIespresso » Mar 27, 2018, 10:25 am

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Here is mine along with a top for my blind tumbler to transform it into a blind shaker.

Mini mason jars from amazon. The cellar caddy and tumbler top are made of the same material as your high school science lab desktop. A friend of mine with a furniture manufacturing biz made them for me.
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vegasryan777

Postby vegasryan777 » Aug 12, 2018, 10:20 pm

idrinkjetfuel wrote:I put together this caddy and it works quite well. However, my thought was a wider unit to include the hole for the WDT tool as you noted, my grooming tool and two tampers. I would angle the front area on a 30 degree plane toward me so that the tampers and grooming tool can pulled out easily for "grab and go". I already purchased the only 2 5/16" forstner bit I could find on the internet to accommodate the tampers and grooming tool, but it arrived dreadfully dull which will require sharpening. I have also purchased the wood, but waiting for cold weather for this winter project.

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I like these. How are the jars holding up? What are the details on them if you don't mind. Where did you get them and how much do they hold?

idrinkjetfuel

Postby idrinkjetfuel » replying to vegasryan777 » Aug 13, 2018, 5:31 pm

These jars have been great. I use them every day. Easy open and close. They will easily hold 20 grams of beans with room to spare. See photo below. Here is a link on amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01I4 ... UTF8&psc=1

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vegasryan777

Postby vegasryan777 » Aug 14, 2018, 2:18 pm

idrinkjetfuel wrote:These jars have been great. I use them every day. Easy open and close. They will easily hold 20 grams of beans with room to spare. See photo below. Here is a link on amazon:


Awesome, thanks

tossik

Postby tossik » Aug 14, 2018, 6:44 pm

I'm in the process of making a caddy as well, and I bought lab grade glass test tubes with cork lids from amazon that fit 22g of beans perfectly. Do a search there. Good quality.

thirdshifter

Postby thirdshifter » Aug 15, 2018, 6:55 am

I'm hooked on the Lyn Weber commercial bean cellars (the plastic ones). The glass ones look great but I know I would've shattered one by now. The funnel on the Versalab M3 basically necessitates using something like a bean cellar to pour the beans in -- and these have worked perfectly for me. Until now I was just filling about six at a time and propping them up in a line up on my espresso table. This worked but they would occasionally domino over. I just had Dave (cannonfodder) make me a beautiful caddy for six cellars out of cocobolo. It looks just amazing and fits my space very well. I'll eventually post photos of my whole setup (he made me a cocobolo cover for the M3 as well), but the photos he posted show it off well. Here's just one:

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