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    Hi Paul / KBean... is this more of Leon's work ?
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    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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    Hi Matt,
    Contact Leon. He can do just about anything in wood. Your PF handle with a burnt in logo should be doable.
    Cheers, Paul

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by danielb View Post
    Finally got a picture of the original Unico Splendor side panels to load.
    Wow - what an amazing makeover. Those side panels are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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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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    Wow! Looks amazing mate.

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    Well the Splendor makeover is pretty much done. I finished the knobs and managed to do a budget upgrade to a ball joint steam wand ($50 for the wand and $2.65 for a bush adaptor). I may still make a wood cup surround though. The last big thing on the list is to get the thermosiphon temp under control. I had a chat to one of the fix-it guys and it's just gonna be too expensive to get him to do the flow restrictor. I don't know anything about the insides of the machine so that is off the table unless I can find someone wanting to do it for fun . Done for now - time for a coffee...... Cheers, Daniel
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    Just got my Tas Blackwood parts from Leon at Wilcox Custom Coffee Parts for my Lelit PL042TEMD, love the result and he is a great bloke to work with. Highly recommend!!








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    Some recent customer photos of Rocket R58 handmade parts




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    Custom Faema Style Parts for a Profitec Pro 800




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    As always, just beautiful mate...

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    Those R58 steam/water knobs are the best! Awesome work.
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    Nothing beats old-school hand craftsmanship. Beautiful Leon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K_Bean_Coffee View Post
    Nothing beats old-school hand craftsmanship. Beautiful Leon.
    Agreed!!...
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    Thanks Leon! Looks amazing and the workmanship is top quality.

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    Now, that does indeed look very, very nice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrDerrickC View Post
    Thanks Leon! Looks amazing and the workmanship is top quality.
    Wow - looks great Derrick

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    Thank you Derrick for the kind words and the excellent photo :-) cheers

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    I am working on a Lelit series at the moment, here are some pictures of a steam/water handle in progress



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    The catalogue of machine parts is growing :-) this one is a Vibiemme Domobar Junior Parts Set in Sheoak


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    a few shots of a recent Rocket R58 in sheoak



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    Finished this morning, a handmade parts set for a Lelit Model PL62S using Old Growth Australian Jarrah





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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    So nice Leon.
    Please share a pic when this gets onto the Mara.
    Cheers, Paul
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