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  1. Thank Dave. I will persevere and see if I can get the knack. I will also watch for any metalwork touching the device. I think it is OK because it sits in a huge rubber insert. David
  2. I am only an occasional poster although I do read loads on the forum and lurk. I tend to only chime in when I have something to say .... today is one of those days! My VDT arrived this morning beautifully packaged in a wooden crate from Italy. It is finished in dark chrome and is very attractive and very heavy. I had to find a plug adapter for the power supply which is of the European two pin variety. I was very eager to try it ... I ground 16g of dark roasted Old Brown Java in my Niche and transferred it to an 18g ridgeless VST basket set into a LM stainless steel double spouted PF. This size is usually ample for this amount of coffee. I placed the PF into the VDT and held the button in. Disaster ... coffee everywhere. It seems to throw the coffee outward rather than vibrating it downward. Anyone else have one of these yet? What's the secret? I notice in his video that Dave lifts the PF handle but I am not sure where and by how much! Advice from any other owners wold be most welcome! David
  3. Thank you but there is really no need to acknowledge it. Just carry on doing what you folks do! I don’t post a lot these days but I still read a lot on the forum!! David
  4. I think that this thread can now be moved to the SOLD one! Thanks!
  5. OK. I am just very concerned that it is packed well. I have received so many damaged items over the last few months due to not very well packed items and especially very sloppy couriers that I am becoming very twitchy about packaging. Ikawa list the following shipping items: The machine, a selection of greens (I am not too fussed about that!), 2 x collection jars, storage jar, power lead and coffee tray. Assuming that you have all of the shipping items (especially the collection and storage jars) and you can pack them well then I think we can move over to PM to finalise the arrangements. Did you buy new by the way or used on the forum? David
  6. I take it you have all the original packing and shipping items? If so, I regret that I can't make it to Manchester to collect but I am prepare to offer you £750 including insured delivery (but not with MyHermes - preferably with DPD). I can pay by PayPal fiends and family. David
  7. Has anyone backed this project? I wanted to but found that I couldn't back the project if I wanted to ship to the United Kingdom! David
  8. OK. I think that this thread is now getting silly and childish. I will try to delete it ...
  9. All according to one's taste. I think the multi-coloured handles etc are extremely ugly and I would not give one house room! Just my personal opinion!
  10. I have just heard back from Niche. They are sending me a new piece of wood! David
  11. Oh OK. No thanks ... I think I will stick with oak -- even if it is cracked!
  12. I do not recall any care instructions being in the box but I will check. I have treated it with butchers block wax now which is food-safe and hope it will not get worse. It is only cosmetic and has no effect on function - but may well devalue the grinder if and when I move it on! David
  13. Perhaps I should only make coffee in the garage then! It's interesting that none of my oak furniture has cracked although the rooms in which it is placed are all heated! I suspect a latent crack was present when the wood was machined. It's not a big deal, I wasn't bad-mouthing Niche. I was merely asking if anyone else had experienced the issue.
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