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    They look great. Where do the colours come from?

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    Hey Wilcox_Custom_Coffee_Parts
    I love your work .... Very beautiful tampers you made.... Should pm me would love to talk to you about your gear

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caps View Post
    No, just stainless steel kitchen cupboard knobs.
    @Caps would you be willing to reveal your source for the knobs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by artman View Post
    They look great. Where do the colours come from?

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    They are about 30 layers of maple each individually dyed and deep pressed so the dye is pressure infused 100% through each layer. The dyes are food safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilcox_Custom_Coffee_Parts View Post
    Here is a new laminated tamper I have just finished for a customer. I am currently working on a tamper station using the same material to match.




    This one is my favourite to be sure!

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    Fantastic! Love your work!

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    Reg Barber has been doing similar for quite some time.


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    Isn't it great to have an Aussie doing it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    Reg Barber has been doing similar for quite some time.

    Pesado are doing something similar from old skateboards
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    Reg Barber has been doing similar for quite some time.

    Thanks I have not seen these before. He is a little bit more advanced than me as these are all machine made for the wider market. I don't go this direction as everything is bespoke hand made to order to fit the customers specifications such as shape, finishes and hand size and also if other parts such as tamper stations and PF handles are ordered as a set in the same style and materials :-)
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    Here are the olivewood parts fitted to the Profitec Pro 700. I am taking orders for part sets for Christmas at the moment so get in quick as I work alone :-)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilcox_Custom_Coffee_Parts View Post
    Here is a new laminated tamper I have just finished for a customer. I am currently working on a tamper station using the same material to match.





    That is Absolutely W I C K E D !!!!!

    Love it. When I finally get the machine, that's what I want. Should have your signature on it & be serialised ...... These will be collectors items one day .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilcox_Custom_Coffee_Parts View Post
    Thanks I have not seen these before. He is a little bit more advanced than me as these are all machine made for the wider market. I don't go this direction as everything is bespoke hand made to order to fit the customers specifications such as shape, finishes and hand size and also if other parts such as tamper stations and PF handles are ordered as a set in the same style and materials :-)

    Id rather drive a hand built WCCP modified machine over a mass produced item any day of the week.

    I would have to disagree with your comment sir, there's nothing less advanced about your stuff in my eyes.

    As I said before, your items should come with certificates & serial numbers & as they age they'll increase in value.....like fine art imho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilcox_Custom_Coffee_Parts View Post
    Here are the olivewood parts fitted to the Profitec Pro 700. I am taking orders for part sets for Christmas at the moment so get in quick as I work alone :-)



    They look awesome mate, nice work.
    The olivewood really sets off the machine
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    Here is a prototype La Marzocco GS3 Portafilter Handle using Tasmanian Blackwood. I am currently working on developing complete handmade part sets for this model.

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    Here is a handmade jarrah Slayer handle recently fitted to a local cafe's Synesso machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WME View Post
    They look awesome mate, nice work.
    The olivewood really sets off the machine
    Cheers, I like the contrast with the stainless steel :-) Olivewood is a nice wood to work with as you always have the smell in the air.

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    a couple more pictures, i have made the wooden sample larger which makes for a nice solid robust handle with a nice fit in the hand.


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    This is a new design of steam/water tap I am currently working on. They are made to fit Rocket R58, Grimac and Faema Lambro espresso machines. The wood is old sheoak from a bush fire which will have a real depth of hues and colours once fine sanded and oil finished.





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    Here is a work in progress for Tasmanian Blackwood ECM Technika IV Profi Parts. These are being made with a little bit of bling with the invaluable help of a CS member who has helped me with the specifications and the idea :-) At the moment nothing has been glued so the caps are just balancing. Will send some pictures when they are finished and on the machine :-)





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    This is an old growth jarrah Slayer handle that I made a while ago. The handle is being using on a commercial coffee shop machine and is aging quite nicely :-)

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    Jarrah handmade Slayer Handles on a Synesso Expresso Machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilcox_Custom_Coffee_Parts View Post
    Here is a work in progress for Tasmanian Blackwood ECM Technika IV Profi Parts. These are being made with a little bit of bling with the invaluable help of a CS member who has helped me with the specifications and the idea :-) At the moment nothing has been glued so the caps are just balancing. Will send some pictures when they are finished and on the machine :-)
    Lookn' good Leon. Almost as good as the original.....almost

    I still have my first set in New Guinea Rosewood for sale if anyone is interested

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    haha :-) here are some pictures of the finished ECM Technika IV Profi


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    Saw that on Espresso Connect's instagram... very nice! I'll have to get in touch about some bits for my Synchronika sometime

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic_Matt View Post
    Saw that on Espresso Connect's instagram... very nice! I'll have to get in touch about some bits for my Synchronika sometime
    Yeh, I saw that too.Whilst I was happy to help Wilcox out with my design and advice because he did such a great job on my second set, I was happy to help the CS member on where to get the knobs and with some tips on putting it all on his machine, it would have been nice for them to at least give some credit to Leon.

    For me it is just a good feeling to know that other people like what I have done.

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    Would be interested to see if Bez can get some wood love ❤️

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caps View Post
    Yeh, I saw that too.Whilst I was happy to help Wilcox out with my design and advice because he did such a great job on my second set, I was happy to help the CS member on where to get the knobs and with some tips on putting it all on his machine, it would have been nice for them to at least give some credit to Leon.

    For me it is just a good feeling to know that other people like what I have done.
    Didn't notice that - attribution would definitely be the right thing to do.

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    That is spectacular!
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    is there a member who does this for CS members for $$? I would love to get some wood parts for my Minore IV, however i saw some for about $350. Is it that labour intensive to warrant that $$?

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    Hi Paul / b... is this more of Leon's work ?
    Picture around the back ?

    Stippo have a look here at Wilcox Custom Coffee Parts

    I'm interested to see if I can get my group handle done in wood with the silver surround a different wood inset. With maybe the dragon crest burnt in to the wood ?

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    Cheers Paul :-)

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    "Yeh, I saw that too.Whilst I was happy to help Wilcox out with my design and advice because he did such a great job on my second set, I was happy to help the CS member on where to get the knobs and with some tips on putting it all on his machine, it would have been nice for them to at least give some credit to Leon.

    For me it is just a good feeling to know that other people like what I have done. "

    I just read the thread, up to my knees in saw dust lately. You definitely deserve the credit Caps for the design element, absolutely fantastic :-) Cheers Leon
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    Quote Originally Posted by stippo View Post
    is there a member who does this for CS members for $$? I would love to get some wood parts for my Minore IV, however i saw some for about $350. Is it that labour intensive to warrant that $$?
    Hi if they are made by hand and not via electronic CNC duplicators then they are fairly labour intensive. I make the the Expobar parts via hand, here is a link Wilcox Handmade Custom Coffee Parts

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    Here is an Old Growth Jarrah set for a La Marzocco GS3




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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilcox_Custom_Coffee_Parts View Post

    You definitely deserve the credit Caps for the design element, absolutely fantastic :-) Cheers Leon
    Cheers mate!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilcox_Custom_Coffee_Parts View Post
    Hi if they are made by hand and not via electronic CNC duplicators then they are fairly labour intensive. I make the the Expobar parts via hand, here is a link Wilcox Handmade Custom Coffee Parts
    Even so, a CNC lathe, or copy lathe, or a 5 axis CNC machine are expensive machines so expect to pay premium prices for products made on these machines - unless of course you are shopping in China. When I first started looking into this the best prices I got were from the guys using standard lathes with hand finishing. Then Wilcox became a sponsor, and I can more than vouch for his workmanship and value for money.
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    here is a special design I am working on for a CS member based on the Faema PF Handle and Caps stainless ends



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    Hi All, thought I would share my current project. Unico Splendor reno. Stage 1 (side panels) done, Stage 2 (handles) done. Stage 3 (valve knobs) - work in progress. I got this old machine for the office a while back and never really liked it. It came with Perspex side panels - which some people like but are not to my taste (for some reason I couldn't get the before pic to upload). I am loving it though now with the wood. Can't wait to finish the knobs and cup frame! I'm still considering whether to spend the $$ on a new articulated steam wand. Maybe when it's done I'll keep this at home and move the Rocket to the office.

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    Finally got a picture of the original Unico Splendor side panels to load. Not a great pic but shows the "before" for the post above. Cheers, Daniel
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    Wow. Looks great with those wooden side panels. Nice work
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    Wow, very nice indeed. That can't have been easy and it looks 100X. better than the original to my eye at least!
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    Very nice job Daniel, well done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielb View Post
    Hi All, thought I would share my current project. Unico Splendor reno. Stage 1 (side panels) done, Stage 2 (handles) done. Stage 3 (valve knobs) - work in progress.
    Classy.
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    This set is being made for a Faema Lambro and is made from a goldfields timber with contrasting brass accents. The brass cap can be screwed off and replaced with a stainless steel version and the tamper station has a solid brass inlay to compliment the set. This set will feature a tamper, steam/water handles, a gauge ring which will be made with the wood underneath the tamper station,lever handle, all made in a matching design.





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    Here are various Breville Australian Hardwood Portafilter Handles which fit the Breville BES870XL, BES900 and BES920 coffee machine models. The black plastic handles are glued into place and required breaking off first and then the wooden ones are designed to slip over and glue into place.






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    These La Marzocco GS3 parts are currently being soaked in oil for a CS member and will be on the machine shortly. Had a few cracks at making the paddle by hand but got there in the end :-)




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    These are Sheoak PF Handles for a Rocket R58 with a new design I am making which is similar to the original stainless steel end caps.



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    Just gorgeous mate...

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    Some more progress on this custom Goldfields wood and Brass Faema Lambro Set. Pictured are the tamper and station, PF Handle and the Gauge ring. The lever handle and water/steam taps are in the process and will look a knockout!






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