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Posted Sat Dec 13, 2008, 7:59pm
Subject: New Homemade Knock Box
 

Hi All,

I was in the market for a Knock Box to go with my new espresso machine.  I really like the looks of the Knock Box seen here, but when I saw it was $32.00, I thought to myself, "I can make one of those."  Well, for less than $10.00 I did.

I bought a 1/6th size steam tray pan from a local kitchen supply store for $4.80.  Built a box from some yellow pine boards.  I Drilled a whole in the side of the pan and inserted a 1/2 x 6 in. hex bolt through it.  I went to Auto Zone and got some black heater hose for $1.49 a ft. to go over the bolt.  I had to use my router to cut a notch for the bolt heads to fit in, and then with a little black paint, I was all done.  I decided to not permanently attach the pan to the box so that I can take it out for cleaning.  So, what do you guys think?

I should be getting a Silvia Steam arm for my new Gaggia Coffee Deluxe soon.  That should be a simple, straightforward modification.  I have decided now to save my money for a PID Kit.  That should be fun.

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Posted Sat Dec 13, 2008, 9:12pm
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Nice work!

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Posted Sun Dec 14, 2008, 9:54pm
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Looks great!
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