Posted Fri Nov 29, 2013, 9:20pm Subject: Re: How to take apart portafilter?
The handle may be held with a screw or bolt that is access through the end (which may be covered with a metal or plastic plug). But I don't quite understand how removing the handle is going to result in a portafilter that you can turn on the lathe. The ones I've used all had a metal body that had a protrusion that the handle was mounted to. Or is that ok for turning?
calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 8,151 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32 Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major Vac Pot: 40s era Silex Drip: Msl. Com. brewers Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Mon Dec 2, 2013, 6:10am Subject: Re: How to take apart portafilter?
It is all about how big of a swing the lathe has. If it can turn a 20" dia object there will be no problem leaving the handle on but most smaller lathes are about 12" so the item can only be 6" from the center to the outside edge, if you remove the plastic handle then it will fit into the lathe even with the handle stub.
I use a mill to convert PFs so the handle is not an issue for me.
In real life, my name is Wayne P. Anything I post is personal opinion and is only worth as much as anyone else's personal opinion. YMMV!
Feed the newbs, starve the trolls and above all enjoy what you drink!
Symbols: = New Posts since your last visit = No New Posts since last visit = Newest post
Forum Rules: No profanity, illegal acts or personal attacks will be tolerated in these discussion boards. No commercial posting of any nature will be tolerated; only private sales by private individuals, in the "Buy and Sell" forum. No SEO style postings will be tolerated. SEO related posts will result in immediate ban from CoffeeGeek. No cross posting allowed - do not post your topic to more than one forum, nor repost a topic to the same forum. Who Can Read The Forum? Anyone can read posts in these discussion boards. Who Can Post New Topics? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post new topics. Who Can Post Replies? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post replies. Can Photos be posted? Anyone can post photos in their new topics or replies. Who can change or delete posts? Any CoffeeGeek member can edit their own posts. Only moderators can delete posts. Probationary Period: If you are a new signup for CoffeeGeek, you cannot promote, endorse, criticise or otherwise post an unsolicited endorsement for any company, product or service in your first five postings.