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  • level3ninja
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    Originally posted by zeezaw View Post
    Forgot to mention my spare PF is from a 6910, it fits the 7000 just fine. Looks like I'm about a 90km round trip from you (North shore).
    My in-laws are at Glenhaven if that's any easier. Would mean you were without it for a bit longer but if it's a spare one that might not matter?

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  • zeezaw
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    Originally posted by level3ninja View Post
    I'm in Casula. Where abouts are you? I haven't done a 7000 but have done a couple of 6910s.
    Forgot to mention my spare PF is from a 6910, it fits the 7000 just fine. Looks like I'm about a 90km round trip from you (North shore).

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  • greenman
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    Love the naked, I always crouch down and watch the pour--pure coffee porn!!!
    Unfortunately my family are always demanding flat whites and the double spouter keeps the volume flowing to the ravenous hordes!!!

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  • artman
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    Does anyone use a spouted PF after using a naked? The spouted ones are so messy (assuming your not getting squirters on the naked!).

    Cheers

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  • trentski
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    My single has a blind basket in it. My double is used when im pouring two single shots and my bottomless is used for doubles.

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  • level3ninja
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    I'm in Casula. Where abouts are you? I haven't done a 7000 but have done a couple of 6910s.

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  • zeezaw
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    So I've recently secured a spare PF for my EM7000 and am looking for a kind soul to help me with the naked conversion.

    I'm in Sydney—any takers?

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  • jooi312
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    Hey mate i've sent you a PM!

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  • level3ninja
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    Originally posted by jbrewster View Post
    Do Breville PFs not have handles that unscrew?
    Nope. Cheaper to manufacture that way I suspect. I don't actually know the clearance on "my" lathe. I've only seen the sheet over it lifted once as my father tends to hoard and access is limited. I do remember thinking it was smaller than I expected for a metal lathe.

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  • jbrewster
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    Originally posted by Casa Espresso View Post
    Yes its a big lathe to have that swing clearance.
    Do Breville PFs not have handles that unscrew?

    7" swing is a "small" lathe (I'd be surprised to find anything smaller than that in somebody's grandfather's garage, unless it's a "baby" lathe like a Sherline or something but you can't really fit stuff on top of one of those ), and I just measured one of my PFs (bog standard 58mm) at 4" (sans handle) so that'd be plenty of lathe for one of those.

    But yeah, if the handles don't come off you're going to need a more substantial lathe (or a mill)...

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  • Casa Espresso
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    Yes its a big lathe to have that swing clearance.

    What you need is a mill.

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  • level3ninja
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    I agree Paul. I even have a lathe. It was my grandfather's. Problem is it's currently sitting under a bunch of stuff in my dad's garage waiting for me to get around to building a house so I can move it once and once only. Not sure it would have the clearance to swing an entire portafilter handle around with the stock though.

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  • level3ninja
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    I am. Haven't done a 920 yet but keen to give it a go. I seem to remember reading somewhere that the portafilter is stainless steel? If it is it'll take a while longer to do so you'll be without it for more like 2-3 weeks than 1-2 (if posting).
    Last edited by level3ninja; 19 April 2017, 09:28 AM. Reason: Autocorrect

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  • jooi312
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    Any chance anyones still doing this? I've got a Breville BES920 portafilter

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  • Teej
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    Originally posted by tmb99 View Post
    As rocket machine came with two portafilters I decided to make one naked as I had all the tools here already. I put "metal mend" in the spout to keep the drill centred and stop movement - however most likely planned it out much more than needed seeing as someone said they did it hand held!

    Drilled - slow and hard with cutting fluid. Took about 20 seconds.


    After a quick sand - didn't bother cleaning too much, just got rid of sharp edges.


    Also willing to help others free of cost. Brisbane, Hamilton area.
    Hi Timbo, awesome work there. I now am a proud owner of a bes920 from breville. Have 2 handles and was wondering if you could be so kind to convert one for me. I'm only on Nundah so could drop it off and pick it up. Thanks, Teej.

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