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  1. Once the flow got established it looked to be really quite consistent - do you feel that the ‘pressure profile’ from the springs is an optimal profile, or are you starting to consider further manipulation of the lever in the later stages of shots?
  2. We’re you limiting the initial pressure from the springs on that shot Denis, or simply guiding the lever? Cheers Bill
  3. Are any of you experienced users finding the need to (or benefit from) manipulating shots by retarding or adding pressure to the lever? If so how repeatable do you find it?
  4. I think it’s probably welded and then filled. An impressive set of mods. Cheers. Bill
  5. He seems to have made a couple of cuts to the body, and then turned part of it around. I guess there’s a fair amount of filler under the paint! Cheers Bill
  6. Looking at the springs in this diagram http://www.astramgroup.com/EspressoGrinders/Parts/Mazzer/MAZZER_MZ02.htm# they look fairly substantial - and possibly work against the screws that are, I guess, used to adjust the alignment of the lower burr. If this is the case, the angle of the machine might not impact the alignment. It would be interesting to hear from others who have worked on these machines. Do please bear in mind I’m assuming this from looking at drawings. Got started thinking about a modified Mazzer when I was too slow to order a Niche a couple of weeks ago! Cheers. Bill
  7. Hi @Baffo I was wondering about the springs, but I guess they are having to counteract the pressures associated with grinding beans - probably making the gravity effects rather small in comparison. Do you have one of these machines to have a look? Cheers Bill
  8. I’ll take the tamper at asking please. Thanks Bill
  9. If you do a Google search for Mazzer Major Mod it comes up - it’s painted white with some wood trimmed controls.
  10. Has anyone tried the mods that a chap in Greece has done - he chopped the bottom off a Major (at an angle) and turned it round and I guess welded it back together, ground out the chute, added a 'shaker' funnel, plus speed control. Tons of work, but it has got me wondering ... Cheers. Bill
  11. So I guess a couple of weeks to wait.
  12. Thanks. I’m on the mailing list, but last time I didn’t get in quickly enough as I thought they’d be around for at least a few days - how wrong I was! Cheers. Bill
  13. Do Niche make batches available every month? I missed out on the last offering. Cheers. Bill
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