Custom wood

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Custom wood

Post by Dodger1 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:05 am

I've been following the "Custom Wood for your Espresso Machine" http://www.home-barista.com/marketplace ... 10642.html thread for quite awhile now and thought it would be cool to have him craft a portafilter handle for my Mini II.

Thinking was all I was doing, until I saw an example of his work with Amboyna Burl and then thinking immediately turned into ordering.
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As soon as I receive them from Dave, I'll post a photo of how they look on my Mini II.

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Re: Custom wood

Post by Dodger1 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:22 am

Received them last night and all I can say is that pictures simply don't show the "real" craftsmanship of Dave's work. But here's my lame attempt at capturing how they look on my Mini II.
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Re: Custom wood

Post by Endo » Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:59 am

Cool. 8) How much for the set?
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Re: Custom wood

Post by Dodger1 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:25 am

$90.00 total, including shipping etc. Not cheap but hey you only get to go around once and since you can't take it with you.
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Re: Custom wood

Post by Endo » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:32 pm

Dodger1 wrote:$90.00 total, including shipping etc. Not cheap but hey you only get to go around once and since you can't take it with you.
Not entirely true. I think they make Amboyna Burl coffins too. :smile:
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Re: Custom wood

Post by PBL » Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:56 pm

Wow, great way to customize an S1. My would would probably comment that it doesn't match the cabinets. LOL :grin:
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Re: Custom wood

Post by Dodger1 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:17 am

I can't imagine what Amboyna Burl cabinets would cost but they'd be way 8)
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Re: Custom wood

Post by spazola » Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:54 pm

Wow! That's one of the best combinations I've seen. Impressive!
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Re: Custom wood

Post by franzr » Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:40 pm

The amboyna pics also motivated me to order some pieces from Dave.

I think my machine may now be finished--tall legs, LED lights, wood handles. Of course, I've said that before!
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Re: Custom wood

Post by JohnB » Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:09 pm

Nice to see my S1 steam knob design mounted on a machine! I still have the original in Cocobolo but sold the S1 before I got around to mounting it. It took 3-4 back & forths before Dave got it right but it does look sweet. Now you need to remove those tacky arrow decals. :roll:
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Re: Custom wood

Post by slo » Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:47 am

I was wondering who had these made, from Dave's "pride display" post. Very Nice!
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