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  • Weekend Project: E61 Custom Portafilter Handle (Wood)

    My dads favourite hobby is wood turning and he has just about every tool you could imagine.  Over the Xmas break I asked him to have a go at creating a custom group handle for my E61 (Alex Duetto II). Attached is the result (before & after)...

    I think it looks fantastic!

    Total cost < $10
    x1 piece of hardwood
    x1 bolt from Bunnings ($2.80)

    I have seen similar offerings online for $100+

    Has anyone had a go at customising their own handles?  If so, what was your design?  We copied this look from my plastic handle.  For the next one we might try re-creating the retro look (lots of bumps).

    Cheers,
    David





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    Re: Weekend Project: E61 Custom Portafilter Handle (Wood)

    Looks great David, maybe get him to do a matching tamper handle??

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      Re: Weekend Project: E61 Custom Portafilter Handle (Wood)

      Originally posted by 2F3C23223F2D222E4B0 link=1295141477/0#0 date=1295141477
      My dads favourite hobby is wood turning and he has just about every tool you could imagine.  Over the Xmas break I asked him to have a go at creating a custom group handle for my E61 (Alex Duetto II). Attached is the result (before & after)...

      I think it looks fantastic!

      Total cost < $10
      x1 piece of hardwood
      x1 bolt from Bunnings ($2.80)

      I have seen similar offerings online for $100+

      Has anyone had a go at customising their own handles?  If so, what was your design?  We copied this look from my plastic handle.  For the next one we might try re-creating the retro look (lots of bumps).

      Cheers,
      David

      Well done...

      I did all mine for my previous machine and even did gauge surrounds as well a drip tray handles in wood...

      I have yet to do any for the DCM as the hard part is coming up with the nice hardwood. I did a rough one up out of drift wood and the new owner is SA did some fine polishing etc and it looks a treat.


      As to price... Remember the parts are one thing the time and effort is what can never be costed.

      Keep up the good work and use it as a bonding time with ya dad.

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      • #4
        Re: Weekend Project: E61 Custom Portafilter Handle (Wood)

        That looks fantastic. I really have a thing against plastic. Timber and metal just feel so much more solid and raw to me. Unfortunately though, Im bad with woodwork

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        • #5
          Re: Weekend Project: E61 Custom Portafilter Handle (Wood)

          looks really nice. what type of wood was it?

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          • #6
            Re: Weekend Project: E61 Custom Portafilter Handle (Wood)

            Dad says the wood is Queen Ebony

            Heres a description I found on the web, sounds pretty tough!

            http://www.sitcoaustralia.com.au/queen_ebony.php

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