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work in progress..

Post by spazola » Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:37 pm

next step pre-infusion mod.
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Re: work in progress..

Post by Endo » Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:43 pm

Welcome Spazola!

Wow. I think you qualify as best grinder on this forum!

What's the deal with the hopper hole in the shelf? Wouldn't it be easier simply to remove the shelf or move it up?
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Re: work in progress..

Post by JohnB » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:00 am

Endo wrote:Welcome Spazola!
Wow. I think you qualify as best grinder on this forum!
Some of us might dispute that claim but he definitely gets the strangest looking hopper award! :shock:
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Re: work in progress..

Post by spazola » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:04 pm

The hopper solution question.

The hopper that comes with the Nino is big enough to turn upside down and host sports events in. At the same time the Nino isn't a happy camper without a couple inches of beans above the top of the chrome neck. This characteristic has been discussed on HB. Anyway I struggled to come up with a easy hopper solution that didn't look like an obvious change in the grinders design.
The bigger challenge is dealing with the fact that I'm a guest worker in the wives kitchen.. The funky old radio that lives on the normally crowded shelves above the grinder is much beloved by the chef and relocation of it isn't an option (lest we push it and start a discussion over why one needs such a expensive a big grinder in the home). 31 years of marriage to the same woman who works at being a great cook requires knowing certain kitchen rules and how to carefully break them. :lol:
The K30 twin hoppers happen to fit right into the Nino's neck without modification. They are -relatively- inexpensive and well made. I considered cutting the hopper down to fit under the non negotiable shelf location but instead came up with the alternate idea of cutting a circle in the plywood shelf. It works great. My wife accepted the idea without hesitation ("gee you could use that method to put tall plants on shelves") what have I done??.. It may qualify as a bit of thinking outside the box and it would probably look much nicer it the shelf were glass or thick plex. But that might also reduce the small pleasures one gets from watching the controlled expressions of visiting neighbors who have their show kitchens but dine out all the time.

Espresso,what a great hobby in so many ways. :lol:

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Re: work in progress..

Post by BobUSN » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:41 pm

I love it. Your own little "cone of silence!" Nice work all around.

Take care of that chef. They are hard to come by, as you know!
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Re: work in progress..

Post by JmanEspresso » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:41 am

Very nice!

Man... I love the Nino :-)
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Re: work in progress..

Post by slo » Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:23 pm

JmanEspresso wrote:Very nice!

Man... I love the Nino :-)
+1

The rational for the choice of hopper is flawless. The hole in the shelf a little more outside of my range of taste but if it works with the kitchen master....
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Re: work in progress..

Post by Dodger1 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:21 pm

Just goes to showcase the old adage that when there's a will, there's a way. :occasion5:
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Re: work in progress..

Post by slo » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:14 pm

Oh! And I forgot to mention the very ingenious usage of the tamper hinges.
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Currently on deck grinders: Mythos and MXKR
Backup grinders: Robur, Major.
Toper Cafemino Electric and Poppery 1 roaster

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Re: work in progress..

Post by GreggSR » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:04 am

Very nice work in progress!

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