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navcorr
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Posted Mon Feb 25, 2013, 4:04pm
Subject: Re: LaCimbali Junior grinder doserless mod
 

Hello from a new owner of an old La Cimbali Jr grinder.  I realise this is an ancient thread but perhaps this will be of interest to somebody.  After stripping and cleaning, etc the throat modification was the main job to get done.  Between starting and finishing that, somewhere along the line, I decided to make a few more modifications :-)  All to "domesticate" an otherwise brute of a machine.  The end result is a doserless grinder with a reduced footprint.  The throat extension was further updated to incorporate a mini-hopper which sits below the new top and holds approx. 60g of beans.  If of interest to anyone I will try and post a few more pics.

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Diveval
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Posted Sun Oct 6, 2013, 11:33am
Subject: Re: LaCimbali Junior grinder doserless mod
 

navcorr Said:

Hello from a new owner of an old La Cimbali Jr grinder.  I realise this is an ancient thread but perhaps this will be of interest to somebody.  After stripping and cleaning, etc the throat modification was the main job to get done.  Between starting and finishing that, somewhere along the line, I decided to make a few more modifications :-)  All to "domesticate" an otherwise brute of a machine.  The end result is a doserless grinder with a reduced footprint.  The throat extension was further updated to incorporate a mini-hopper which sits below the new top and holds approx. 60g of beans.  If of interest to anyone I will try and post a few more pics.

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Could you share pictures of how you did this. I have one and love your mod!
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navcorr
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Posted Fri Jun 13, 2014, 11:25am
Subject: Re: LaCimbali Junior grinder doserless mod
 

Hey - thanks for the compliment!!  Been an age since I looked at this - if you'd still like photos of the mod. process I'll try and find them & post.
Alternatively, the new top & bottom were made from off-cuts of 40mm kitchen worktop.  Then routed out to a 30mm depth to reduce the grinder height.
The chute was made in 2 halves from another off-cut and gluded together.  The wood was finished with a food safe wax-oil.
Previous posts describe the doser removal.  The main difficulty is detaching the metal doser frame from the front plate.  The two are spot welded together.  30 minutes in a freezer helps before each weld was cracked with an old chisel & hammer.  Be careful - lots of sharp edges to avoid in the process.
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