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    Beautiful Leon. This Wilcox bling would look really great on the new Synchronika:
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    That is a nice looking machine and would look nice with old growth jarrah or blackwood parts :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by K_Bean_Coffee View Post
    Beautiful Leon. This Wilcox bling would look really great on the new Synchronika:
    As luck would have it, I now have a spare set which would fit

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    Is it possible to get all these custom modifications premade and purchase it online?

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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeeholic67 View Post
    Is it possible to get all these custom modifications premade and purchase it online?
    Sort of, maybe. It would depend on what machine you have, and what exactly you want.

    I designed my own and got the timber parts turned and finished by Wilcox. I then added the steel ends and screws/inserts myself. So in my case - no.

    But best to contact Leon at Wilcox (site sponsor) and you may find he has something to fit your machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilcox_Custom_Coffee_Parts View Post
    Handmade Sheoak Parts for an ECM Espresso Machine for a CS member



    That looks fantastic. Did you machine the metal ends also?

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by artman View Post
    That looks fantastic. Did you machine the metal ends also?

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    No, just stainless steel kitchen cupboard knobs.
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    Profitec Pro 700 handmade Olivewood parts set heading to Singapore.

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    Profitec Pro 800 handmade olivewood parts set. This one I have added a lever handle compatible with the Pro 800. It is the same set as the previous picture but you get the idea :-) I am currently taking orders for these for Christmas so please contact me in advance if you would like something made by then as I work alone and each set takes a while to make and finish.



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    Hi, I didn't machine the metal ends, however I can machine them on the metal lathe.

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    Ah, too beautiful for words Leon...

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    cheers appreciate it :-)

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    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.




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    Wow, that looks zany! What is the material?

    Cheers

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    Hi these are laminates made from cross laminated layers of hardwoods, known as lamellas which are glued together with the grain alternating at 90 degree angles for each layer. They are bonded under heat and pressure with durable, moisture-resistant adhesives and are extremely durable.

    Here are a few pictures of other colours I am using:

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    and a few more, I like the brown and white


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    I am currently making batches of these tampers using different base sizes for customers looking for unique and unusual Christmas gifts :-)

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    They look great. Where do the colours come from?

    Cheers

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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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    Beautiful Leon. I just love those layers.

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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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    Amazing work again Leon. It's rare to get such high quality personalised handy work these days. Nice change from the mass produced.
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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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    Wow... Profitec Pro 700 wow...

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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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