After a month or so of playing around with the group handle that comes with the Via Venezia, I decided to start from scratch, and MAKE a new one ;D This was all made from scrap metal and wood I found in our workshop. The metal is all stainless. The hardest part was shaping the tabs, and that took all of half an hour, doing it by eye, and double checking with vernier calipers.
Old broom handle
Shaping and welding tabs onto the pipe
Welded a threaded bar onto the pipe, to attach the wooden handle
Chemically cleaned the whole thing
Test fitting everything
Finished product :D
Pretty happy with how it turned out :D Definitely need a bit of practice with it, although the first pull was alright, it wasnt amazing :P
Video to come :)
Necessity is the mother of invention ;)Originally Posted by 7448554E444552474F44200 link=1265247069/1#1 date=1265252704
Youre an ideas man.
Invention is the mother of creation
You have to try
Thanks guys :)
Im looking forward to tomorrow morning, so I can make sure this pull wasnt a fluke :D
Does anyone see what I see
Colour of pumpkin soup
[I know its just the camera :P ]
Haha... The colour is due to a number of things; I started this shot thinking it wouldnt be that great (wasnt sure that Id got the hang of the bottomless handle after only one previous pull :P), but to my surprise, the stream grouped in the middle, and it looked great! I was rushing to get my phone camera, and I only managed to get a shot JUST before it started blonding, so thats why the colour is like that :p
When are you going to sell me one, and how much?? :)
If you are using a knock box, does the filter basket come out?
If so, is there a way you would think to fix it?
Interested to hear how the shots are tasting!
I havent really considered making more of them, although I have plenty of spare material left... The problem is, my brother did the welding, and Id have to bug him to do it for me again :P
The basket actually presses into the handle, so theres no way itll come out with a hit onto a knock box. Ill make a video today if I have time. The last picture I posted was of the second shot I pulled, and after a solid knock or two into the knock box, one solid puck came out :)
Video is up now :)
Looks like a very nice shot. good work. ;)
Thanks guys :)
Holy shit now THATs hardcore.
Maybe you could mass produce em and sell them online... like what pullman is doing with the naked 6910s
but be careful, the rough edges and welds on the lugs, may cause damage in the collar
Thanks again guys :)
Ezralimm, Im currently studying full time, and working two jobs, so I dont really have the time to do it, but its very tempting ;)
Fix, I took great care in making sure those edges WERENT sharp, to avoid damaging the machine, and my fingers when I level the dose etc.
Ive been playing around with pre infusing shots on my Via Venezia, and I personally dont like pulling normal shots any more ;D
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