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jcorde
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Posted Sat Feb 2, 2013, 9:41am
Subject: Portafilter Handle Project
 

I have an old gaggia portafilter sitting in my garage.  It was without handle so  today I decide to make one so I can make then a naked portafilter.
Here is the pic of it, when its finished I will post the other ones.

It was a straight foward procedure, moderate skills necessary to do it and also many tools required.

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Posted Sat Feb 2, 2013, 9:46am
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Nice job.
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jcorde
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Posted Sun Feb 3, 2013, 9:22am
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Here is the completed project

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Posted Sun Feb 3, 2013, 9:25am
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that looks really nice, good job!
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Posted Sun Feb 3, 2013, 9:34am
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Thanks!
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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2013, 1:22pm
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Agree, very nice! I've had PF's apart and they are pretty straightforward, still I can see a lot of time needed to build a handle. Well done.

Hmm, if you had the time and inclination I bet you could sell a few around here ;)
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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2013, 3:24pm
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tracerbullet Said:

Agree, very nice! I've had PF's apart and they are pretty straightforward, still I can see a lot of time needed to build a handle. Well done.

Hmm, if you had the time and inclination I bet you could sell a few around here ;)

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Yeah, it takes about 5 hours to do that handle.  I dont have woodworking equipment.  The only thing I have is an air DA grinder, and with that I sanded a square piece of wood ( here in Puerto Rico its called Caoba, but I thing that is called also small leaf oak) to give it that shape.

Also, the portafilters are hard to find, I have verified on ebay but they are too expensive, so the price of the Pf and the handle will be high and maybee more expensive that buying a commercial product.

But after all I think that I can try to make one or two more
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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2013, 5:32pm
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jcorde said: ( here in Puerto Rico its called Caoba, but I thing that is called also small leaf oak) to give it that shape.


Caoba is Mahogony-a very popular wood in Puerto Rico, reminds me of another beautiful tree a full flowering red/pink flamboyan.

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