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Topic: Going Crotchless and soft brass (4 msgs / 128 lines)
1) From: jim gundlach
I just cut the bottom off one of the portafilters that came with the  
Andreja.  I have previously cut the bottom out of a Gaggia and a  
Silvia portafilters and they went quite easily.  The brass in the  
Andreja is something else again.  I cut it with the high speed  
cutting disk driven by an air compressor.  I had just cut a one by  
three inch steel plow shank to take one of the bottoms off a three  
bottom plow so I know the cutter was working fine.  Unlike the Gaggia  
and Silvia models which I cut in a few seconds, it took more than  
five minutes to cut this one.  I remember someone saying brass is  
soft.  Well, some is and some is not.  The Andreja portafilters in  
the not category.
   P.S.  Here is a picture of how I, being my Okie best, brought the  
three bottom plow home with a car dolly pulled by a Chevy Prizm.  For  
once the SUV's did not tailgate.
      http://www.auburn.edu/~gundljh/Okie.jpg   Pecan Jim

2) From: Eddie Dove
Love it!
I wonder if that'll work for the morning and evening commute?
Eddie
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My Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/On 1/6/07, jim gundlach  wrote:
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3) From: jim gundlach
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Just looked at the picture again.  Just to the left of the plow is  
the fire pit I use to roast coffee in the Androck over the fire  
popcorn poppers over pecan wood fires.  The wire rack allows me to  
rest the Androck at the right place relative to the fire to control  
the roast. The two closer trees on both sides of the car are pecans.   
You can see the remains of some pecan branches in the pit.
    Pecan Jim
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Just looked at the picture =
again.  Just to the left of the plow is the fire pit I use to roast =
coffee in the Androck over the fire popcorn poppers over pecan wood =
fires.  The wire rack allows me to rest the Androck at the right place =
relative to the fire to control the roast. The two closer trees on both =
sides of the car are pecans.  You can see the remains of some pecan =
branches in the pit.
   Pecan = Jim On Jan 6, 2007, at 6:19 PM, Eddie Dove = wrote:
Love it! I wonder if that'll work for the morning = and evening commute? Eddie -- My Home Coffee Roasting Blog = and Profiles for the Gene Cafe =http://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/ On 1/6/07, jim = gundlach <PecanJim> = wrote: I just cut the bottom off one of the portafilters that came with = the Andreja.  I have previously cut the bottom out of a Gaggia = and a Silvia portafilters and they went quite easily.  The brass = in the Andreja is something else again.  I cut it with the high = speed cutting disk driven by an air compressor.  I had just cut = a one by three inch steel plow shank to take one of the bottoms off a = three bottom plow so I know the cutter was working fine.  Unlike = the Gaggia and Silvia models which I cut in a few seconds, it took = more than five minutes to cut this one.  I remember someone = saying brass is soft.  Well, some is and some is not.  The = Andreja portafilters in the not category.    P.S.  Here = is a picture of how I, being my Okie best, brought the three bottom = plow home with a car dolly pulled by a Chevy Prizm.  For once the = SUV's did not tailgate.        http://www.auburn.edu/~gu=ndljh/Okie.jpg    Pecan = Jim homeroast = mailing list http://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast To change your = personal list settings (digest options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to = http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = = --Apple-Mail-3-844688076--

4) From:
great pic Jim, well done!!
ginny
who is thinking of cutting on of her portafilters. I have several high speed tools but I think I will you the dremel.
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