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Thread: Whats this thing called??

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    Whats this thing called??

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    after recently aquiring Lucy the Expobar Office Leva it came with custom leva knob, taps an portafilter handles.
    So Ive purchased some timber an about to go nuts on my woodturning lathe an thought ok need to get some if these bits an measure those in but Ive no idea what they are called?
    can anyone help my brainfart sunday?

    the bits my screwsticks pointing at
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    i think this piece of tassie myrtle needs wants to become a portafilter handle
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullo View Post
    the bits my screwsticks pointing at
    A Helicoil/Thread Insert and an Allen Head Grub Screw...

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    Which I haven't found necessary when making portafilter handles.

    I simply bore a 10mm hole, tap it to M12, fill the threads with epoxy then screw a piece of M12 stainless allthread in until it starts squeezing the epoxy out. In the oven until the epoxy cures and Bob's your auntie's life partner.
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    I would like to be able to swap handles out now and again, don't know if Sullo has that in mind...

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    then comes this weird bit
    i know for woodworking you can get a morticing square bit but not sure on this piece of ally
    darn would this mean i finally have reason to get that metal lathe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimal View Post
    I would like to be able to swap handles out now and again, don't know if Sullo has that in mind...

    Mal.
    many many many things in mind Mal

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    i got tired of making pens with the lathe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimal View Post
    I would like to be able to swap handles out now and again, don't know if Sullo has that in mind...

    Mal.

    In case it's not clear, the allthread is bonded into the handle, not the portafilter. The handle can be removed any time.

    BTW Sullo the generic name for that part is a stud, just like in an engine.
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    No, I understood that alright...
    I went the other way with mine - The threaded section stayed with the PF metallic section...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyrebird View Post
    In case it's not clear, the allthread is bonded into the handle, not the portafilter. The handle can be removed any time.
    what about the leva handle doodat? that use a thread insert?
    and bobs your aunties lifepartner like that one

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    all the pf's I have here have the thread sticking out from the handle too, like that allthread thingy great idea Lyrebird

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullo View Post
    then comes this weird bit
    i know for woodworking you can get a morticing square bit but not sure on this piece of ally
    darn would this mean i finally have reason to get that metal lathe?

    You could simply bore the hole then make it square with a broach. If you are only doing a few it will be much cheaper to simply file it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimal View Post
    No, I understood that alright...
    I went the other way with mine - The threaded section stayed with the PF metallic section...

    Mal.

    Ah, that explains the helicoil.
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    ooooh, what's this thing called love? Benny Hill - girl looking under bed covers with partner.

    No, no it's what is this thing called...LOVE says Benny the director.

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    so that piece of myrtle really wants to be a pf handle i can sorta see what im trying to achieve
    sorta
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyrebird View Post
    Ah, that explains the helicoil.
    I had several handles, each made with different timber and kept in a drawer until I felt the need to swap them around.
    This method just avoided the risk of metal coming into contact with and potentially damaging other handles...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullo View Post
    so that piece of myrtle really wants to be a pf handle i can sorta see what im trying to achieve
    sorta
    That should look really nice once it's oiled up with some Tung Oil or equivalent...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimal View Post
    I had several handles, each made with different timber and kept in a drawer until I felt the need to swap them around.
    This method just avoided the risk of metal coming into contact with and potentially damaging other handles...

    Mal.
    Helicoils kinda self adjust to threads or am i thinking of something else?
    Last time i used one was about 97!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimal View Post
    That should look really nice once it's oiled up with some Tung Oil or equivalent...

    Mal.

    Hope so! I have big hands so wanted a handle to suit, still someto shaveoff but its getting there i like how the finger holding rings going, stop me dropping wet pfs when im cleaning them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullo View Post
    Helicoils kinda self adjust to threads or am i thinking of something else?
    Last time i used one was about 97!
    Hmmm, must be something else I think ... You have to cut a thread into the timber the correct size and depth for the helicoil being used.
    Using the appropriate insertion tool after that, it's just a matter to screw it in until it bottoms out.
    There's a few How-To webpages around, like this one, for example... HeliCoil

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    an in other news thread inserts arrived,
    stainless rod is on the bench
    but when I turn wood I open the garage but with the soot and stuff making air terrible in Sydney atm (thank you firefighters!!!!)
    next stage will have to wait until air is breathable and not dropping ash or whatever it is until later
    I so hope it starts raining again soon
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    yay inserts!
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    Hex drive threaded insert.

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    any wood turners in the group?
    post #6 shows a handle and Ill be damned if I can remember what the cutouts are called or remember the process to make those, anyone know what its called?
    the cutouts around the outside specifically

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    You call that a portafilter handle?
    THIS is a handle


    Nah injust remembered to actually get the threaded rod i needed to start making handles for my machines
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullo View Post
    You call that a portafilter handle?
    THIS is a handle


    Nah injust remembered to actually get the threaded rod i needed to start making handles for my machines
    That.... is.... amazing!!! You could lock it in whilst on the toilet! If ever that very specific and desperate situation arose!

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsk8r View Post
    That.... is.... amazing!!! You could lock it in whilst on the toilet! If ever that very specific and desperate situation arose!
    Im sure at some point I could come up with a needy situation, give me time or "hold my espresso"
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    just had a thought, well I actually locked the pf in with a ridiculously long threaded rod on it for funsies,
    Imagine the physics in hitting that on the knocktube, seriously if there was anything left in the basket!!!
    centripetal force?
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    Got Wood!

    so a small order of some nice tassie blackwood arrived
    beautiful grain cant wait to get this spinning on the lathe an make some handles!
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    Beautiful timber!

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    Finally after cleaning up garage milled up some tassie blackwood for pf handles!

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    too long??

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    So finally cut to size

    Back on lathe for some finishing sealing polishing

    An action pic, i like it because i have large hands i wanted something a lil beefy i guess
    Not for everyone...



    An now onto the next one for the kind person sending me some gauges!




    Thanks for reading....
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    Beautiful work there Sullo...

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    Yes, beautiful work Sullo. I like the detail, like the radius edges on the large ends of the handle, the subtle curves, the progressive tapering.. a craftsman at work here.
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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Hanks guys, if you give me ideas you might get a late chrissie pressie ill need some “testers”
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