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Everything posted by Nicknak

  1. Looking good .. That is a lovely looking machine you have there.
  2. Thank you , it is very rewarding to work with . It totally suits simple shapes to allow the beauty of the wood to shine .
  3. A bronze tamper with a Thuya handle might be ready by Christmas 😬
  4. I have now finished two handles in Thuya Burr for a special little lever . As the threaded portion on the lever and the Portafilter are quite short I’ve inserted some Aluminium tube for 3/4 of the length of the handles . The aluminium was threaded to size , then knurled on the outside to be a push fit into the wood and glued . The handles have three coats of cellulose wood sealer and finished with multiple coats of Melamine lacquer.. Sanding to 2500 grit between each coat . Finished off with some buffing. Also included a picture of the finished tamper handle ..
  5. A little Tamper handle .. With a couple of coats of sanding sealer .. Will get a final sanding , finish coat and some buffing ..
  6. Glad you reminded me 😬 .... might have to sneak off to the workshop
  7. Wow that toggle switch looks amazing , so shiny πŸ˜‚
  8. The B grade Thuya Burr came out ok .. Turned just to a cylinder with a little bit of sanding and one coat of oil ..
  9. No T55 is yours πŸ˜‡ ... need to get some measurements from you .. I’ll PM you later .. I’m off to experiment with the cheap B grade stuff 😬
  10. Yes at least two PF handles plus one or two toggles if all goes well 😬 .. The shavings issue 😒 , is why I haven’t started playing with it yet .. Each cutting pass could equal Β£2 a time πŸ˜‚ .
  11. For Β£45 plus postage you get 450mm long by about 40mm square for A grade .. The B grade where you get less or none of the Pippy and wild grain effect is Β£15 for 300mm long by 40 square ...
  12. When I was making the dimples for the centres one end was softish the other end was quite hard .. So time will tell .. The first one I just wanted to see what it was like .. Forgot to take a picture when I came up for a coffee, but this is what I started .
  13. Today I decided to see what the Banksai Pod/nuts were like to turn .. First impression is they are very dusty and you lose a lot of the thickness to get to the solid base .
  14. How many tamper handles did you want 😬
  15. The Thuya Burr has finally landed ... Might look ok on a Profitec 700 πŸ€”
  16. The biggest challenge would be getting a piece of Thuya that size .. Never been close to one of those to guess the dimensions .. Beauty of burr wood is that the grain can be all over the place .. If you get the dimensions thickness etc I could ring them ..
  17. I was looking at his Instagram again and he has a very nice grinder with your name all over it , which would match your Red Speed machine
  18. If you are talking about having Thuya Burr on your new machine ? I could suggest asking the posty to drop it off at mine for a fitting and measuring appointment πŸ˜‚ .. It Would only take a few months , possibly longer .. You would want it perfect of course πŸ˜‡ ..
  19. Done , will do ... good idea to get in before @MildredMdoes πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
  20. I could have bought a whole Oak tree for the money I just spent on a few twigs of Thuya Burr 🀯
  21. For you πŸ˜‚ NO NO NO ... it’s all MINE ... he is looking for a cracked C grade bit for YOU πŸ˜‚
  22. I bought the B grade stuff (not pictured) for me 😒😒😒😒..
  23. Just spent a fortune 🀯on some Thuya Burr coming hopefully in the next few days . The vendor sent some pictures of some of the pieces I ordered .. Need to get sharpening my tools ..
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