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Recently we replaced the stock black plastic handle on our espresso machine with a hand carved wooden one. Carved with a whittling knife and then sha...
My friends have a small fruit orchard on their property and have accumulated a rather large pile of branches from pruning their trees every year. Orc...
Using one of the larger whitling knives, remove all of the bark on the piece of wood. Remember, always carve away from your body and use short contro...
Once we got all the bark off, it was time to start shaping the wood. Our branches were pretty straight already, and therefore didn't require much s...
I have found that for removing large amounts of wood and shaping an object quickly, it's hard to beat a sanding disc on an angle grinder. You can by ...
Once you've shaped the handle it's time to do the fine sanding. We loaded 120, 180 and then 220 grit sanding discs onto the random orbital sander a...
Up until this point we had left the handle attached to the branch the whole time we were shaping it because it was simply easier to work on as a large...
Take the freshly cut part of the handle and mark the appropriate mortise to accept your portafilter head. I have a Gaggia Classic espresso machine an...
With a 1/2" forstner bit loaded into the drill press, and the depth gauge stopped at the depth of the portafilter shaft, create the mortise by drillin...
The drill press creates round holes, and like most mortises, we needed a rectangular hole. Using a sharp chisel it takes only a few minutes to remove...
Once the mortise is sized, squeeze in equal parts of your favorite epoxy. I mixed them right inside the bottom of the mortise. Insert the portafilte...
We finished the handle with Emmet's "Good Stuff" rub-on, wipe off gel varnish. Gel varnishes are great finishes because they are easy to work with, b...
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