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JerDGold

Postby JerDGold » Dec 27, 2014, 2:16 pm

Dave,
I looked through a lot of this thread (but not all!) and didn't find a single example of custom wood La Spaz Vivaldi sides! What gives? Ever do it? Interested in doing it?

Erik van Voorst

Postby Erik van Voorst » Dec 28, 2014, 8:42 am

hi guys (and Dave)

I did not come across a welcome thread to introduce myself :(
Anyway I obviuosly like the wood of the last 77 pages :mrgreen: and am waiting for my new Mazzer Mini E type A and Rocket Giotto Pro

Dave can you quote me some prices for the wooden knobs and handles in cocobolo or iron wood for those machines I did email you, maybe you are busy these holidays ...if so than please see this posting as a mere compliment to your artistic skills. :wink:

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cannonfodder
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Postby cannonfodder » Dec 30, 2014, 2:12 pm

Ironwood for a Richard Penny portafilter handle.

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wintoid

Postby wintoid » Dec 30, 2014, 2:57 pm

Woohoo that's mine that is! Late Xmas :D
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Eastsideloco

Postby Eastsideloco » Dec 30, 2014, 4:37 pm

Happy Christmas! Very handsome piece of ironwood.

Rntennis

Postby Rntennis » Dec 31, 2014, 8:08 pm

This is beautiful work! Dave, you are a true craftsman!

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cannonfodder
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Postby cannonfodder » Jan 01, 2015, 2:37 pm

JerDGold wrote:Dave,
I looked through a lot of this thread (but not all!) and didn't find a single example of custom wood La Spaz Vivaldi sides! What gives? Ever do it? Interested in doing it?


Unlike the ones you can purchase like that, the ones I would make would be slab sided not profile curved. To get that you need a CNC mill which I don't have. I have had people ask about them but to make one I would need one of the side panels off the machine to use as a template provided both sides are the same, just mirror images. No one has ever sent me one to to do. GS3's I have and have a template made to make more but no LaSpaz's yet. They are also very expensive in exotic wood. With most dimensioned exotic lumber coming in at 50-100$ a board foot, it turns into several hundred dollars real fast.
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cannonfodder
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Postby cannonfodder » Jan 01, 2015, 2:42 pm

Ironwood burl and Macassar Ebony portafilter handles.

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CamBam_HB

Postby CamBam_HB » Jan 03, 2015, 3:01 pm

cannonfodder wrote:Unlike the ones you can purchase like that, the ones I would make would be slab sided not profile curved. To get that you need a CNC mill which I don't have. I have had people ask about them but to make one I would need one of the side panels off the machine to use as a template provided both sides are the same, just mirror images. No one has ever sent me one to to do. GS3's I have and have a template made to make more but no LaSpaz's yet. They are also very expensive in exotic wood. With most dimensioned exotic lumber coming in at 50-100$ a board foot, it turns into several hundred dollars real fast.


Dave,

I wouldn't mind sending you the panels from my unit and cover shipping both ways to get a figure. Would that be worth it for you, given the limited demand? Since that the panels from Clive run around 400-600, i think it's understood that yours could run in the similar range.

As far as the look, would the edges look similar to the GS/3 side panels?

day

Postby day » Jan 03, 2015, 3:36 pm

Gorgeous work. Photography skills improving over the years too:) wood is one of those things of this world a man just has to love
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