We offer a choice of colourful laminates made from cross laminated layers of hardwoods, known as lamellas which are glued together with the grain alternating at 90 degree angles for each layer. They are then bonded under heat and pressure with durable, moisture-resistant adhesives. Aside from being visually appealing, cross-laminating layers of wood veneer improves the structural properties of wood by distributing along-the-grain strength of wood in both directions which makes each handle extremely durable.
All of our coffee parts have ergonomics in mind and are extremely robust to cope with the rigours of coffee environments. We stand behind our products, thus each piece comes with a lifetime guarantee for workmanship and refinishing.
For both the oil and beeswax and shellac finishes keep the wooden part of the portafilter clear when washing in water or cleaner fluid. Thus, do not plunge the wooden handle into any liquid as the surface will be affected and dull over time.
In the event that this occurs we recommend applying a coat of linseed oil, teak oil or wooden furniture polish, buffing to shine.
Our hand fitted stainless steel and brass end caps add a touch of bling to the handmade hardwood sets. The stainless steel caps are made locally in Perth, Western Australia from Grade 317 stainless steel which has a high strength and corrosion resistance perfect for the coffee brewing environment. We also custom hand machine parts in our workshop.
All of our finishes are food safe, heat proof and water resistant. We offer two types of finishes:
- Gloss: a mixture of hand rubbed oils giving a finish with a hard, bright, vibrant gloss.
- Matt: hand rubbed burnishing oil using a genuine Tung nut oil mix.
Most coffee machine manufacturers use a thread locking glue on the PF handle bolts to prevent movement. This glue can be softened with heat which will then allow them to be unscrewed. We recommend pointing a hair dryer for approximately 10 minutes at the section the handle joins the head. A heat gun can also be used to quicken the process. They can then be turned off by hand with a damp towel on the group head or in a vice for better grip if they are stubborn.