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GC7
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#41: Post by GC7 »

Beautiful work and nice thread,

Here are some of mine. Thank you Dave Stephens
Amboyna Burl espresso portafilter
Desert Ironwood Burl razor



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#42: Post by SandraF »

@GC7 - who's your furry friend? Very lovely feline. :D

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#43: Post by GC7 » replying to SandraF »

Her name is Goldie and she's infatuated with the espresso machine. She jumps up to sit at the machine a bit before 5 PM each day awaiting the timer to turn it on for our evening decaf flat white's. Her brother Junior has no interest in coffee.

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#44: Post by SandraF »

Well Goldie is so intent on the machine as well as the photographer! I thought she looked like a girl but didn't want to be presumptuous.

Our orange boy loves the top of the Synchronika but he's heavy, so he is encouraged to lounge elsewhere. :shock:

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MTN Gert

#45: Post by MTN Gert »

I'm starting work on the Eagle one prima. Purple heart PF handle





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TomC (original poster)
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#46: Post by TomC (original poster) »

Dave, your triangular handles are interesting! Care to describe your impressions of the ergonomics of them versus the more standard round style?

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#47: Post by MTN Gert »

I much prefer the ergonomics of a triangular grip, though I have never used one for an 8hr barista shift. Admittedly I originally got the idea years ago when using some Calphalon knives. I also find it much more difficult to fabricate since I cannot use a wood lathe and have to shape most of the angles by hand. With a full woodworking shop I am sure others will find it much easier than my basic tools. Another tough point is clock angle of the grip vs the PF head, I had to shave a bushing a little at a time until they locked together at the perfect angle. Thanks for the question!
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#48: Post by MTN Gert »

Got the purple heart hopper lid done for my Ceado E37T to match the Eagle one Prima PF handle



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