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    Wilcox Custom Coffee Parts

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    Fresh off the Lathe

    These portafilter handles and tamper stations are handmade from figured olivewood. The portafilters have been fitted for a Breville BES920
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    A set of Synesso actuator handles made in Old Growth Jarrah in the 'Slayer Style'

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    Pair of 'La Marzocco's'

    These have been made in figured Olive-wood
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    Last edited by Wilcox_Custom_Coffee_Parts; 15th June 2016 at 08:10 PM.
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    Sheoak Coffee Parts for a Gruppo Izzo Pompei 1

    Lever handle, tamper, steam knobs ad matching portafilter handle.
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    Making of the steam knobs

    These photos show the steam knobs during production. Everything I make is hand made including the cutting of the wood, finishing through to the fitting of the bolts etc
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    Making of the Sheoak Portafilter Handle

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    Handmade Production

    Making of the tamper stations
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    Rich grained Sheoak Handmade Tamper Station

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    Handmade Hardwood Breville Portafilter Handles

    Here are a couple of pictures of some new olivewood fittings for a Breville Machine
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    Coloured Laminated Hardwood Barista Tampers

    Here are several colourful laminated tamper designs that I have started turning in limited batches. Most of them have sold out, however I still have several blanks in various colour combinations.

    They are 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 then bonded under heat and pressure with durable, moisture-resistant adhesives. Aside from being visually appealing, cross-laminating layers of wood veneer improves the structural properties of wood by distributing along-the-grain strength of wood in both directions which makes each handle extremely durable.

    Cheers

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    Some more Custom Hardwood Parts for Breville Coffee machines

    We also make handmade Australian hardwood portafilter handles for Breville coffee machines. Breville glues the portafilter handle to the head rather than using a screw on bolt which makes them tricky to accommodate replacement handles. We can provide ready made Breville portafilters with hardwood handles. Conversely, some customers like to post in their own for us to fit the handles.

    This handle I based on the La Pavoni style and is handmade using Tasmanian Blackwood in a natural oil and beeswax finish.

    Cheers
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    Real Old Growth Jarrah Barista Tamper

    Here is a rustic tamper with a lot of character that I made this morning from a new batch of old growth Jarrah I managed to talk my supplier into parting with. He is well into his eighties and found the wood fallen behind some shelves in his workshop and remembers misplacing it in the sixties :-). I love the figured grain and the depth of the hues when the wood catches the light which you don't find in the younger woods.
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    Electra Handmade Portafilter Handles

    I am currently making a small batch of Electra style portafilter handles in Tasmanian Blackwood, Sheoak and Old Growth Jarrah. These are normally $79.95 each and will do a special for forum members for $70 a handle. Cheers Leon

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    Smile Handmade Slayer Style Portafilters

    Here is another end of June special!. These handmade Slayer handles are made from my last stock of imported exotic hard-woods and are all fitted with M12 bolts which fit the majority of 58mm portafilters. They are silky smooth having been soaked over time in Danish, Teak and Linseed oil and finally waxed.

    I have only 1 left in teak Teak and 6 in Pink Mahogany. These handles retail at $75.00 and are on sale for $65.00!
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    Work in progress- parts for a Profitec Pro 700

    Here are some handmade sheoak parts for a Profitec Pro 700 in progress.The next step is to cut the grooves for the steam handles.

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    Handmade process

    Here is an overview of some of the stages involved in hand making a Profitec Steam Handle. I work with a traditional approach with limited machinery and do not use electronic cutters or duplicators. Thus, every piece is unique and individual. The last stage of smoothing and functioning on the machine I will post shortly :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilcox_Custom_Coffee_Parts View Post
    Here is an overview of some of the stages involved in hand making a Profitec Steam Handle. I work with a traditional approach with limited machinery and do not use electronic cutters or duplicators. Thus, every piece is unique and individual. The last stage of smoothing and functioning on the machine I will post shortly :-)
    Here is an update to these steam valves handles with the edges contoured into the same shape as the original black plastic handles. This set is currently soaking in a mixture of natural oils and resin.

    I am currently taking orders for Profitec Pro 700 parts using a variety of Australian Hardwood's so get in early :-)

    Discounts available for Coffee Snobs members!

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    A matching pair of sheaok portafilter handles in different designs

    Here is a matching set of portafilter handles in the 'special' and a 'modern' styles soaked in a tung oil mixture, and yes I make the names up as I go along :-)

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    Fitted Sheoak parts for Gruppo Izzo Pompei

    Here are some fitted sheoak parts for a Gruppo Izzo Pompei

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    Here are some options for Profitec Pro 700 Part sets and some works in the drying process before leaving to new homes







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    Here is a full Rocket Giotto Parts Set in Sheoak heading to a CS Member

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    The pictures do not do this set justice and they feel like silk in the hand :-)


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    Here are various part sets for the Rocket Giotto Evoluzione in Jarrah and Olivewood




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    Here are the parts fitted to a machine for a CS member.




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    Here is a picture of a new Profitec Pro fitted parts set for a New York customer

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    Here are some Olivewood Profitec Pro Parts currently being made:




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    Handmade Expobar Minore IV parts set using Old Growth Jarrah



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    Handmade Sheoak Parts for an ECM Espresso Machine for a CS member



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    These are my new part sets for the Profitec Pro 800 machine. I am currently taking orders for Christmas. I will do free shipping for all CS member on my Rocket, Expobar and Profitec parts sets plus 5% discount :-)



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    I am taking orders for handmade Part Sets for various machines such as Profitec, Rocket, Faema, Expobar etc at the moment for Christmas with Free Express Shipping for all CS members. I work alone and can only produce so many high quality sets during the time frame and orders are building up, so if you would like a set custom made for you espresso machine now is the time to order :-)


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    Here is a nice shot of a handmade Jarrah Slayer Handle


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    Some works in progress this week. If anyone would like to order for Christmas now is the time with free express shipping.




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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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    a couple more pictures of a LaMarzocco GS3 handle. 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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    Hello, I have been busy making and working with customers for Christmas orders at Wilcox Custom Coffee Parts. If anyone would like some handmade coffee parts made for their machine or as a gift then now is the time to order! :-)

    Here are a few works in progress and completed works and a bundle of set pictures coming soon for a wide variety of machines currently being finished :-)






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    Here is a Profitec Pro 800 made with Australian Sheoak

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    This is a shot of the lever handle for the Profitec Pro 800. I have made a lot fatter than the original so it has a better grip in the hand.

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    A few pictures of some recent works and works in progress...







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    These have been selling like hot cakes and I only have 2 left of these extremely colourful Blue and Red Barista Tampers. They can be converted to a variety of base sizes and are on special for Christmas at $144.95 shipped within Australia.


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    here is a prototype design I am working on based on the Faema PF Handle. This handle is part of a unique set I am making for a CS member.





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    Here are some new Breville Handles and sets that I have just released with matching PF handle, Tamper and Station with a knock box coming shortly.







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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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