Necessity...

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az erik
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Necessity...

Post by az erik » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:42 pm

Is the mother of all

I have a 52mm ebay flat bottom tamper and my 58mm RB flat bottom tamper but no 53, not even the plastic junk. But I did have this 'thing' on the front of my other Compak doser that looked like it was smaller than a 58 but bigger than 52, sur enough it was a 57mm thing. It attached to the front of the doser for 'lift tamping'. I pulled out a cordless drill and with a file turned it down to 53.5. 1 to see if it fit the basket before ordering my RB C-flat and to get me by. It needed a handle though, and offly the 'legs' I bought for my Expobar I never used had a threaded hole and wouldn't ya know it screwed in. This wont polish but it will pack the basket. NSEW tamp backfired and I have to polish with my 52mm but hey it'll get me by for the week(s) or so that the RB will take to arrive.

Behold "Franken Tamper"
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Expobar Pulser modded, plumbed in and out (now for sale)
Vivaldi S1 Black
Compak K6 Silencio
Compak K10 WBC (missed)
Bemhor roaster
Areopress at work w/Hario Skerton grinder

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gschroeder81
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Re: Necessity...

Post by gschroeder81 » Fri May 01, 2015 2:45 pm

You talk about a "FrankenTamper", here is one I 3D printed at work yesterday, not wanting to wait until I purchased one or until I mill one up out of aluminum stock.
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Project S1V1
Isomac Rituale
Compak K3, Rocky, Hario
PID'd Poppery I roaster
3D printed Thermofilter
Ex machines: Nuova Simonelli Mac 2000 and Aurelia, Astoria, various consumers

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chas
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Re: Necessity...

Post by chas » Sat May 02, 2015 9:47 am

Either your boss really likes you OR you are the boss! :thumbup:
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gschroeder81
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Re: Necessity...

Post by gschroeder81 » Tue May 05, 2015 12:02 pm

I am not the boss:) I do have a good relationship with him though, and unusual access to machinery. I am the CAD/CAM person here designing avionics hardware, so I am working with software and machines that open up some unique opportunities. Naturally, as I have been pursuing espresso craft for some years, my mind is always thinking about the possibilities that such machinery provides. Soon we will be getting a nice 3-axis CNC mill, and that again opens up a whole new level of capabilities. I'm pretty excited about that.
Project S1V1
Isomac Rituale
Compak K3, Rocky, Hario
PID'd Poppery I roaster
3D printed Thermofilter
Ex machines: Nuova Simonelli Mac 2000 and Aurelia, Astoria, various consumers

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