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Topic: Zass grinder (resending yet again) (3 msgs / 80 lines)
1) From: Dennis True
ok all I've been hesitant to tell you all this but I want thoughts on
what I do (now that I have about 5 years of use invested)
I have an old school Zass box grinder looks like this onehttp://www.sweetmarias.com/sweetmarias/grinders/manual-grinders/zassenhaus-box-mill.htmlI picked it up when I was in Lisbon Portugal in 2007 back when they
were unavailable in the states.  This is my primary grinder for daily
use form AP/FP/Vac my common brewing methods...  but I have used it
from espresso and Ibriks as well.
Ok back ground done now for how I use it.........
I put a 1/2 inch socket on my cordless drill and pop it on the nut on
the top of the zass handle and boom I have ground coffee with out all
the turn turn turn.... (keep it on the lower speed) takes about 15
seconds to grind enough beans for my vac pot.. thougths? did I give
you any ideas?
Dennis
On another sad not one of out fellow roasters Burney Mack was hit by a
truck this morning while doing PT on base and is in surgery and could
use our thoughts and prayers...
Lurkmode engaged...
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2) From: Lynne
Wow - part of me is saying "GENIUS", Dennis.
The other part is cringing for the changes in that beautiful machine, lol.
BUT - you found a way to resolve a problem, which, I *almost* might follow.
I say almost, because - well, I have a Zass, but it's been in my closet
unused for a few years. Somehow I lost a screw (on the Zass, not me -
although, yeah, I have a few screws of my own loose...) and was not able to
find the replacement around here. Was told it was a European size - to be
honest, that was before my move, so I should try the hardware stores around
my current community.
I know I couldn't handle grinding by hand now - do you have any photos of
how you connected the drill?
Inquiring minds will want to know...
Lynne
p.s. I don't know the person who was hit by the truck - but will certainly
include in my prayers!! Yikes!!
On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 2:11 PM, Dennis True  wrote:
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3) From: Dennis True
Lynne,
no modification needed I just put the pics on facebook 3 pics (1)
grinder with drill attached (2) nut already on Zass (3) close up of
socket driver on drill
On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 2:32 PM, Lynne  wrote:
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