10-28-2013, 05:11 PM
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  • ojinsa
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Barry's collection piqued my interest in vintage zassenhaus grinders, so I impulsively got one that looked interesting, but now I have no clue what it is that I have so I'm turning to my brethren here for a little help. Anyone? [Image: ysapy2et.jpg]
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 10-28-2013, 05:38 PM
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  • freddy
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Oscar, it's beautiful. I believe it is the type that fits comfortably between the knees so that turning the crank is more comfortable than trying to do it with the grinder flat on a table.

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 10-28-2013, 05:44 PM
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  • bullgoose
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I think you are right Freddy; it looks like a knee grinder. Looks great Oscar!

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 10-28-2013, 05:47 PM
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Thanks Freddy. It has an odd label that i haven't yet cone across and any identifying marks on the underside are illegible. I haven't yet had a chance to mess with the adjustment knob to test how coarse or fine a grind I get, but I'm definitely looking forward to it!

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 10-28-2013, 05:50 PM
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  • freddy
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Oscar, when Johnny gifted me my Zassenhaus box grinder I used it as is and got the perfect grind for my AeroPress. On the one hand, I'm happy about that. On the other, I want to play but am afraid I'll never find this setting again. Confused 24

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 10-28-2013, 06:42 PM
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Oscar, congratulations on the new grinder! You should take a pic of it in action, my friend! I don't think we will see any photos like that in a while! Biggrin

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 10-28-2013, 06:45 PM
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(10-28-2013, 06:42 PM)celestino Wrote: Oscar, congratulations on the new grinder! You should take a pic of it in action, my friend! I don't think we will see any photos like that in a while! Biggrin

I see what you did there Celestino...I'm wise to your tricks!

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 10-28-2013, 07:08 PM
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(10-28-2013, 06:45 PM)ojinsa Wrote:
(10-28-2013, 06:42 PM)celestino Wrote: Oscar, congratulations on the new grinder! You should take a pic of it in action, my friend! I don't think we will see any photos like that in a while! Biggrin

I see what you did there Celestino...I'm wise to your tricks!

* Who, me! I just want to see that beautiful grinder in action with a good-looking gentleman showing that manual labour is still prized when you want a good thing! Biggrin

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 10-28-2013, 08:13 PM
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  • Barrylu
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Adjust your knee mill to your hearts content. The worse that will happen is the adjustment knob loosens over time.If this ever happens you can fix it either by putting a rubber band under the adjustment knob of putting on some "lock-tite . Use the one that just tightens not the one that permanentlt freezes the parts together. The 2 lock -tite products are color coded, I just dont remember the color you use right now.For use in an aeropress or French press grind fineness is not desired you can go fairly coarse and still get a great cup of coffee. The aeropress and the French press are fairly forgiving.

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 10-28-2013, 11:02 PM
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  • ben74
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Oscar, from my limited knowledge, what you got was a GREAT grinder !!!

Given the slimmer profile, it's a Knee Mill, see the current version below...

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