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Meet Lucy, Faema E98 Compact

Yes, i have done it… i have brought a new machine… I have done this, however, not with the intention of replacing my current machine but with the sole purpose of showing it some love and selling it on… 

Ladies and Gentlemen, Lucy… A Faema E98 Compact (im pretty sure)

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So over the next few weeks ill pull this one apart and see what sort of condition we have on the inside but at the moment it is running very happily. A new coat of paint does seem to be in order… im not even sure that the red is original actually, i suspect that its not 😉

Alice and her steam knob…

As expected, Alice was tonight kitted out with a new steam knob, noticeable larger than the standard model… Freshly oiled in these pics, it won’t be so shiny in the long run… Now all she needs is a coat of paint…

In oiling these kids in this stuff called kitchen oil… Sounds appropriate, but the real reason was that it’s mostly tung oil (probably, they don’t really specify on the label). From some reading, tung oil I the way to go!



Alice’s knob… So to speak


Make a new power knob today… I’m sure it will look a lot better after she gets a coat of paint 😉

I’m making all these out of some Tasmanian melaleuca, aka tee tree, that we were actually give when a friend cut a tree out if his yard… You can see it on the lathe about half way through roughing out…
It’s a pretty scrappy bit if timber, actually an off cut, so the quality of the finished knob is a bit low, some very fine cracking, but I don’t think it will come under too heavy scrutiny at my place… Being taken from the trunk, this section seems to lack the nice black striping that some if the smaller limbs sport… Sad but true…

Next is the steam knob I think