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    Pembrokeshire
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    Making pictures (paint, print, drawing); pottery; bikes and coffee
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    Art therapist
  1. @M_H_S You have a choice... I believe [URL="http://https://lamacchinadelcaffe.com/ricambi-la-pavoni-esperto.html"]http://https://lamacchinadelcaffe.com/ricambi-la-pavoni-esperto.html[/URL] are from La Pav, mine took a little while because they make them in batches. Be sure to order the right size for your machine's year.... Or I believe niche make a more finely engineered version.
  2. I used mine to make my wife's first ever real coffee yesterday. She takes milk, so it was an adventure for me too. She smiled afterwards and said "that was lovely". Made my day.
  3. If you want this let me know, I'm open to offers.[ATTACH=CONFIG]40262[/ATTACH]
  4. [ATTACH=CONFIG]40209[/ATTACH]Many thanks @coffeechap & to all those who attended for making a very entertaining day, and of course to @mildredm because without my badge I would have been unrecognisable; @Thecatlinux for the lack of pyrotechnics; @Rhys for the photos, and to @RobW for saving me the task of clearing enough worktop. Thanks also to @lespresso for your amazing generosity, @Stevebee for improving my pre-infusion technique, Rave, & especially to @jimbojohn55, who ensured that I walked out with the best prize - the dedication and skill which you applied to restoring my new toy. I hope you won't be too upset to see the scuzzy conditions in which it now lives -one day I'll finish this house ... But then I'll have to tidy up so it won't be soon. This isn't the best shot I've made with it so far, perhaps because I'd left my beans at work with my Pav, so it's made with Monsoon Malabar medium/dark roasted in my popcorn maker literally minutes before -surprisingly pleasant. The Cyberman is mildly distressed at losing his temperature gauge, but I think he is far better placed on his new platform.
  5. Grand day, many thanks to all... I hadn't enough coffee though so when I got back to my brother's house I continued to learn to play the microcimbali which will keep me awake for the forthcoming period. Extra thanks @jimbojohn55, beautiful work sir.
  6. As a veteran of many journeys via flatbed, I feel your pain, tempered with happiness that you'll make it in any case. With luck my ancient veg burner will trundle to Rave tomorrow and I'll get to say a suitable hello. Many thanks for the appetising adventure of this avidly read thread. Phil, with a variegated mildly blue and fairly yellow beard this month.
  7. My thoughts too... Washing, stripping, and then blasting! & with all that kit even I could have put new burrs on that. Amazing what he kept and fixed rather than replaced, though.
  8. Not my work, I'm far clumsier than this. I enjoyed watching, perhaps others will. [video=youtube_share;zFbHfB2AnVQ]
  9. I've been removing some old (non-standard) paint from the rocker covers on my 1982 Guzzi Le Mans with paint stripper I bought from eBay. This stuff is as good if not better than Nitromors of the era: someone must have found a way to dodge safety standards. I'll bring a little pot to the lever day for you if you want some, or it's https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F201464152727 P.S. I've been told to be wary with the 12v kettles unless you've beefed up the wiring to the accessories socket... but you already know that, right? Sleep safe & sound!
  10. I believe that my very good lady has given me permission to attend. I may be incorrect in this belief, but nobody can prove it, and on the surefire safety measure that I can always say sorry more easily than please, I'll add my stage name here: 1. grumpydaddy 2. Heligan 3. Hasi 4. johnealey 5. Dumnorix 6. MrShades 7. Rob177palmer 8. Jollybean 9. richwade80 10. Rhys 11. Rhys's other half 12. MediumRoastSteam 13. Flying_vee 14. RobW 15. Deeez Nuuutz 16. jimbojohn55 17. Thecatlinux* 18. joey24dirt 19. Stevebee 20. dlash 21. Planter 22. Jaffro 23. Nicknak 24. Niche Coffee (James and Martin) 25. Systemic kid 26. MarkyP 27. H_P 28. CallumT 29. Bigben 30. Camv6 31. Mr Binks 32. Matharon 33. Jymbob 34. VivaLaTank 35. Papagilou 36. Coffeechap 37. Glenn 38. Sharkie 39. Tohenk2 40. Wilmars 41. Tohenk2's other half 42. BlueBeardMcF
  11. I've only just seen this reply @jimbojohn55... After all you've done to it... Gorgeous job... Let me know?
  12. Grrr... I'm not installing Tapatalk again, & photos won't upload. The unpressurised basket I use takes about 12g, it's nothing fancy but it works ok. DTP, tamper, etc,£130. If you pm me an email address I'll send pics.
  13. & it has a pressurised double basket too but I doubt you want to know about that...
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