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Topic: Knockbox with open bottom? (4 msgs / 80 lines)
1) From: Rudy Ramsey
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Now that I have a new Gaggia Achille (life is good :-), I find that I need a
knockbox. I'm currently using a wooden board that's incredibly ugly and not
a good long-term solution. And that's putting it much more kindly than my
wife would, as she ponders the effect of ugly coffee-stained boards on the
look of her kitchen. :-)
 
My special problem is that the beverage center in our kitchen has a Corian
countertop with a trash hole built in. So the ideal arrangement would be
some sort of knockbox that sits on top of the counter with a hole that
mates, at least approximately, with the 4" - 4-1/4" tapered hole that
already leads to the trashcan. I think that's an ideal arrangement for
coffee-making, but I haven't yet found any sort of knockbox that obviously
works well. The ones I commonly find are the 6-1/2" x 7" square stainless
steel box with solid bottom, and round open-bottom ones that are intended to
be built in, rather than to sit on top of the counter.
 
One possibility might be to get the square stainless-steel box and cut a
hole through the bottom, but I guess I would need to be sure it's solid
stainless steel, or the center of the metal might very well rust. Folks here
who are more do-it-yourselfers may have other suggestions for me.
 
And if someone knows of a slightly smaller, round box, that would be better
yet.
 
Anyway, I would appreciate whatever suggestions folks can make.
 
Rudy

2) From:
Rudy:
there are tons of boxes out there you could cut a hole in for your proper fit.
Find a box, cut a small hole, then cut slices maybe 6 from the center to almost the edge of your actual hole size, pull back the "pieces"  downward to almost the edge and use can use some other material to wrap or finish those on the bottom to a proper fit. Hence you will have a drop in knock box that you can push the ground right down into the hole. With any luck, and the right size box you could most likely hit the hole every time!!
ginny
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3) From: Brett Mason
Rudy!
Follow my lead:
 http://homeroast.freeservers.com/photo2.htmlThen, use a 4" hole saw to open up the bottom.
  OR, send the dimensions and contact me OFFLIST - I can make one for you,
with requisite hole in bottom, plastic liner, etc...
Cheers,
Brett
  RWA
Attitude - it pays to develop a good one!
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

4) From: Rudy Ramsey
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Thanks, Ginny & Brett, and thanks especially to Mark, for an interesting
approach. I hadn't actually thought of an all-wood design, and yours sounds
quite interesting.
 
Rudy


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