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    Thanks for the help guys,

    Have you seen the other thread about the Gorilla burrs?
    https://coffeeforums.co.uk/showthrea...lla-Gear-Burrs
    Yes, they seem great. But first have to check tomorrow if EK burrs fit on this one.

    If you fancy a project, you could always consider shortening by fitting a Santos base which would turn it into an EK43 limited edition here.
    This seems interesting. Will consider it since i will be opening it and doing some modifications.

    Was doing research today on spare parts prices. Most of them look quite expensive, will probably try to make as much as i can by myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phobic View Post
    Phobic, great tutorial, will help me a lot with disassembly. I just don't like the look of a Santos base that much.
    If i was to do that i would consider cutting down original base.

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    I did consider that, the problem is how to do it given it tappers.

    if you cut the top off then it will be too big for the grinder, if you cut the bottom then the base plate will be too big for what's left. There's also the problem of where the screws fit things together, wherever you cut you'd going to be removing the fitting.

    best answer would be to get something fabricated, but that's gonna cost a lot more...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phobic View Post
    I did consider that, the problem is how to do it given it tappers.

    if you cut the top off then it will be too big for the grinder, if you cut the bottom then the base plate will be too big for what's left. There's also the problem of where the screws fit things together, wherever you cut you'd going to be removing the fitting.

    best answer would be to get something fabricated, but that's gonna cost a lot more...
    You could make a custom base and just re-route all the electronics in there. See @aspire_london for what Rob Dunne has done in his new venture.
    I'm like commodity coffee...

    ... bitter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotford View Post
    You could make a custom base and just re-route all the electronics in there. See @aspire_london for what Rob Dunne has done in his new venture.
    yes that's what I wasn't kinda getting at with the fabricated point.

    just tried to find what Rob has been up to but my googling skills have failed me.

    do you have any links at all? would be good to see

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    Sorry got the username wrong.

    I'm like commodity coffee...

    ... bitter.

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    thanks, looks a bit 60s retro.

    certainly a lot more that could be done if build your own base. I might have to give it a bit of thought, the Santos base works but can't say it's the best looking of combo's out there.....

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    I quite like that tbh. If it was in walnut would to make my pf and lever handle that would be the icing on the cake!
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    I don't think it'd be much work or even very expensive to make an amazing base for it tbh. Look at what Proud Mary did with their 6 group Synesso in Aunty Pegs (and indeed their next place in Portland). It's literally building the working parts into a custom fitting. You could mount the motor on a tripod all naked if you really wanted to.
    I'm like commodity coffee...

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    having dismantled one yes would be very easy, they're pretty straight forward beasties

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