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Project by BarbS posted 894 days ago 1555 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I didn’t know, when I bought this kit, that seeing it completed would find me grinning at it. It’s an antique coffee grinder that holds about 1/4 cup beans, and is fun to watch the gears turn and hear the rumbling, grinding works of it going. I know others must have made these, but really, this is my first one and I’m loving this thing! It has a little swing trap door to dump the beans in, and the mechanism turns smoothly, and the grounds fall down into the bottom cup, all ready for a fresh cuppa’ coffee. I used local Orchard Cherry wood. Isn’t that Just Cool? I mean, Really. ;-)

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/





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PurpLev

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#1 posted 894 days ago

very nice. how is the coffee?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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BarbS

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#2 posted 894 days ago

The only beans I had at the moment were DeCaf, so it wasn’t the greatest, but the mechanism sure worked slick!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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patron

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#3 posted 894 days ago

really just cool barbs

that is a nice mechanism
where did you find it

your turnings are very nice
you have a good eye
(not that you don’t have two good eyes)

really cool
realy

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 894 days ago

Very cool Barb

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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BarbS

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#5 posted 894 days ago

Thanks. The mechanism is from Penn State Industries. They have several designs; I liked this one.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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Philip

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#6 posted 894 days ago

That is neat, I love anything with gears. Very steampunkish…

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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Karson

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#7 posted 894 days ago

I think, I’ve bought a couple of the grinding mechanisms. But, I know I’ve never made one.

I used to go by their retail store in Philly every couple of months or so and buy them out of marked down merchandise.

Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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woodworm

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#8 posted 894 days ago

Great project nicely done!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Edward Pickney

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#9 posted 894 days ago

Really nice, caught my eye immediately. Makes me want to try one for myself. Love the Cherry.

-- Ed- whippetlove@bellsouth.net

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#10 posted 894 days ago

This is awesome, Barb! I really love the gear stuff, too. Do you remember where you got the kit? You always have really cool projects! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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toyguy

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#11 posted 894 days ago

I really like these little grinders; I made one a few years back for a friend, and as far as I know it is still going strong. Mine was a little different style /mechanism ...but same idea…..

Click for details

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 894 days ago

Barb, I like that myself. You did a good job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Monte Pittman

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#13 posted 894 days ago

nice job. the turning complitments the piece.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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BarbS

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#14 posted 894 days ago

Thanks, everyone. Sheila, it’s from Penn State Industries, and the mechanism can also sit atop a regular square box with a drawer to catch the coffee grounds. I’m a turner, so…...

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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DIYaholic

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#15 posted 894 days ago

Looks great! Nicely done.

Now all you need to do is, grind, brew, drink,..... CRANK, or in your case TURN out another & repeat! With the caffiene, you could mass produce no problem!!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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