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Fidelm
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Posted Sun Jun 15, 2014, 7:51pm
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I have seen people make their own Espresso machines for example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xa5chXvtCIc&list=WL&index=24
but I have never seen any custom home made espresso grinders.


I ask because I would love to do this in the future when I have a little more money.

something along the lines of :
*welding up a frame
*ordering a motor (maybe a baratza motor)
*ordering some conical burrs
and assembling, making as many parts myself as I can.

of course right now its just a half-baked incomplete plan.

Has anyone ever made something like this?
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Posted Sun Jun 15, 2014, 11:29pm
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I think the user TEK over on Home Barista has made a titan conical.  Good enough that he has sold off his BIg commercial titans and versalab
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Posted Mon Jun 16, 2014, 12:10am
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There are several homemade grinders out there.  Probably more of them are hand grinders than motor driven, but there are several of both.

I have made one driven by a cordless drill using old 68mm burrs.  It works quite well, although not as good as my K10 right now.  Eventually I plan to build another grinder, and this time it will be driven by a geared AC motor - I hope anyway...
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Posted Mon Jun 16, 2014, 1:26am
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wow, some of those on HB look pretty elaborate. looks like I'm going to need to find a lathe. I could not find TEK's project though sadly.
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Posted Mon Jun 16, 2014, 11:36pm
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Tek's Monolith Grinder is a nice looking grinder.  Not much out there about it from what I can tell.  I would love to see more details too.
http://www.home-barista.com/grinders/monolith-t27175.html

My Kludge-I grinder is based on old 68mm conical burrs and mounted in plastic plumbing parts off the shelf at Home Depot.  No need for a lathe!  It's not pretty, but it grinds far better than my Baratza Vario did.  Turn it with a cordless driver, and hold the grinder body with a jar lid turning strap!
Click Here (www.home-barista.com)

Eventually I do plan on making a powered grinder that's easier to use, adjust and control.
Currently I have a K10 on the bench, so I'm in less of a hurry to make that grinder than before.  LOL

Here's a German site with a nice hand grinder.  Google translate might help with the details.
Click Here (www.kaffee-netz.de)
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