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Pimp a Mhalkonig W1BN (Pope Sticker) Grinder- grandfather to the EK43

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There you go

 

If any corrections are to be made, please don't hesitate to point me towards a better result!

 

Jim, would you please PM me your email address so I can send you the vector eps and pdf files?

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18304aaae09705c10bf84138df649dca.jpg

 

There you go

 

If any corrections are to be made, please don't hesitate to point me towards a better result!

 

Jim, would you please PM me your email address so I can send you the vector eps and pdf files?

 

Wow and thanks , will PM now


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Such a kind gesture that little beast is going to look amazing once finished


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Ive been getting dirty in the bunker with a couple of strippers, Nitromores and Envirostrip, but the results speak for them...…….what? …...what?... its a Christmas tradition !

 

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This is such a pretty grinder and will look amazing next to a first generation La Pavoni!


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It is a joy to watch these old things come back to life ..

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It is a joy to watch these old things come back to life ..
Currently it's deader than dead

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Currently it's deader than dead

No it’s currently asleep having major surgery ..

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No it’s currently asleep having major surgery ..

 

Its having a joint replacement

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Dermabrasion

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Orthodontic work

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Heart transplant

 

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And a tattoo

 

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Tattoo ?.. mid life crisis

 

Might get it a sports car in the shape of new 54mm burrs, but we will see


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I do love a good strip down...... And Jimbo's restoration threads are great too


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slight delay in proceedings while north of the border visiting my grandson and future apprentice

 

PS for anyone visiting the new V&A in Dundee the building is fantastic but there is only 1 free exhibition on Scottish design and 1 paying exhibition on liners, also best avoid the coffee.

 

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Did you lend him your jumper?


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Did you lend him your jumper?

 

shhh - his mother knitted it


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Haha great!

Family always comes first

 

my grandson and future apprentice

 

 

... does mommy approve by now?

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Haha great!

Family always comes first

 

 

 

 

 

 

... does mommy approve by now?

 

we discussed the concept, but I think he was more focused on a brio wooden train at the time


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Burr research, one of the things about the original burrs that I noticed was that they were 'roughly sandcast' - you could see that the unsharpened elements of the burrs were rough and sand textured - they had had never been sharpened, this seemed a little odd why make such a precise and well engineered grinder then use a pair of rough sand cast burrs, it made little sense.

 

I started looking and reading about Mhalkonig current burrs then the lengthy sharpening process they undertake - aha (I said like Alan Partridge)- Mhalkonig make their burrs from cast iron as its hardness far exceeds tool steel that everyone else uses - this now makes sense, even back in the 60,s they were making the burrs as hard wearing as possible (30-40% harder than tool steel). Never having owed an EK43 I looked as some burr close ups and yep there are the cast iron sand textures on the unsharpened parts of the burrs -

 

 

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so where does this leave me, well EK does offer a sharpening service for current burrs, I wont even try to ask them about a set from the 60,s but the good news is that cast iron Burrs on the W1BN are only ground on their flat surface with no angle cutting required as the sand casting marks are visible in the grooves on the flats. I don't ever expect them to grind brilliantly but then im not sure what 2880rpm will do apart from the heat that will likely be imparted, having said this as I stumble around this technology my respect for what they produced in the 60's is growing.

 

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You going to get them reground? Do you have the kit to do it yourself?


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You going to get them reground? Do you have the kit to do it yourself?
That would be terrific!!

 

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That would be terrific!!

 

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Hahaha, to be honest it will only need the right grade of wet and dry and a flat cast iron bed of my handsaw

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Hahaha, to be honest it will only need the right grade of wet and dry and a flat cast iron bed of my handsaw

 

Hey! I want the same Jimbojohn precision we have all come to expect


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Hey! I want the same Jimbojohn precision we have all come to expect
So we'll see a custom made wooden tool that does it all?

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