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LEVER magazine online now

The Lever Magazine which comes out in beautiful print is also available to read online now. Here's one of the articles: https://thelevermag.com/blogs/articles/java-kayumas

LEITZ Wetzlar precision dosing funnel for La Pavoni

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 Tije took a part of an old slide projector and turned it into a dosing funnel:    

Nerdy houseplants (heat & moisture)

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A Begonia Rex plant in my home seemed to quietly complain about too much sunlight in the hot summer days, too cold environment in the fall without heating on and not enough moisture in the air when the central heating was on. I placed it farther away from the front windows so it would get less direct sun, used a shallow metal 'bath' for it to be in a moist environment and added an aquarium heater to keep the pool of water at aroiund 25ºC. That looked fine but I did not feel at ease with the glass heater at 230V sitting there, ready to break if someonw would happen to drop a hard object on it by accident and then possibly electrocuting something or someone. Next I bought a second hand heating mat that's used to keep plant seedlings at the correct temperature but after reading the manual information conveniently printed on the mat I decided againsty using it. It needed to be kept away from water and needed to be monitored continuously to ensure safe operation. Then I visi

Matrix shower screen

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Another short Mypressi on vacation clip

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Alternative "Slide on tool' for sliding on seals on piston (Londinium machines)

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 Bob writes: This is a cheap alternative for the slide on tool as seen on some clips. If possible I would have chosen a 40 / 50 mm version or maybe even smaller than 40mm! Anyway, all this works nice. Suit yourself. 😁