Has anyone replaced the handle on the stock portafilter that comes with the La Nuova Era Cuadra (V2)? I would like to replace mine with a wood handle. I can only find a 10 mm wood handle on-line (from ebay). I am worried about damaging the original handle (don't have a vice grip) and if someone has done this already it would save me some time/hassle/money!
I removed the handle using a Bunsen burner. I accidentally melted a bit of the old handle. There is no need to get as close as I got to it as the heat is distributed evenly through the body of the portafilter, including the bolt. I then went to a hardware store and matched it to a 12mm bolt with a 1.75 thread. So most likely all Nouva Era machines purchased in 2014 have these measurements!
Hi, you might want to check into Cannonfodder over on HB (Home-Barista.com). He does some really beautiful custom woodwork for espresso machines. If my understanding is correct his prices are very reasonable as it's more of a hobby for him. He has a thread under the marketplace forum, Custom wood for your espresso machine.
yeah, he does really nice work, and indeed, he does have a day job...and a family. the wait, at least when I got the set pictured in my avatar, is about 3 months, but imho well worth it. I think the price was quite reasonable.
in my av, you see the steam and water knob, the small knob for the E61 "lever" and then the pf with a matching dosing funnel on top of it.
. Always remember the most important thing is what ends up in your cup!
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