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TPicciotto
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Posted Thu Apr 10, 2014, 9:31am
Subject: Portafilter Handle Measurements
 

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!

Thanks!

Update 4/10/14

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!
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Posted Thu Apr 10, 2014, 11:48am
Subject: Re: Portafilter Handle 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.
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Posted Thu Apr 10, 2014, 11:58am
Subject: Re: Portafilter Handle Measurements
 

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.

 
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