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Shawn12
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Posted Wed Sep 18, 2013, 9:43am
Subject: Wooden Accessories
 

I just upgraded to a Bezzera Magica and thinking about some upgrades. Will be adding an Eric's Thermometer for Function but for Fashion I found the following company that does complete wooden upgrades . Has complete sets for joysticks, lever handles and portafilter handles. Looks really sharp I think.

http://www.jorgcustomwoodworks.com/webshop-int.html

My machine will look similar to the below. ... but with an ugly thermometer coming out of the grouphead :-)

Just curious because the Elektra Sixities uses Bakelite for their similar look and states "Plastic bakelite handle on portafilter, pull lever, and valve controls - wood is not used because water can damage it."

Anyone have wooden accessories and if so any issues to report?

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Posted Wed Sep 18, 2013, 10:06am
Subject: Re: Wooden Accessories
 

I love my wooden set. It's pictured in my avatar.  I got mine from Dave Stephens, who goes by cannonfodder on Home-Barista.  I ordered it about a month after I got my Duetto.  It took him about 3 months to get to my order, so I'd say I've had them in use for a year and a half. The only downside (not really a complaint), is I am extremely averse to soaking the pf in Cafitza.  Instead I just remove the spring for a soak and then clean the rest of the pf manually with Q-tips. Regarding water damaging wood...sure, but you can refinish them whenever they need it...whether it's periodic oiling, or sanding and reapplying whatever sealant you want.  So far, I have not even had to think about it.  I think the upgrade in aesthetics is worth it, even if I have to replace the set every 5 years (which I won't).

 
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Posted Wed Sep 18, 2013, 10:22am
Subject: Re: Wooden Accessories
 

Thx !

That is pretty much what I thought but when I was trying to decide which wood species would look best I went to read the Sixities product description because I always thought it looked really nice. I thought they used rosewood for some reason but then I found the statement above about bakelite which caught me off guard.

Will definately be adding.
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Posted Wed Sep 18, 2013, 12:00pm
Subject: Re: Wooden Accessories
 

Anyone who turns wood can do it, it is easy, just give dimensions needed.
Any wood you would like can be used. Rosewood is kind of plain in MHO.

Here are a few to take a look at.
http://www.bellforestproducts.com/exotic-wood/

 
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