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Date: 05 Jan 2007 11:52:34
From: Skookum
Subject: Seeking Very Nice Wooden Grinder Brush
I wanted to send a gift to a coffee lover whom I know lost his
favourite old grinder brush, a substantial wooden handle and lots of
durable, probably real bristles. The ones I've spotted online look like
flimsy little paint brushes by comparison or are - horrror of horror -
plastic!

Anyone have some leads or suggestions on a solid, gift-appropriate
brush and where to get it?





 
Date: 08 Jan 2007 09:07:57
From: xtophr
Subject: Re: Seeking Very Nice Wooden Grinder Brush

Skookum wrote:
> I wanted to send a gift to a coffee lover whom I know lost his
> favourite old grinder brush, a substantial wooden handle and lots of
> durable, probably real bristles. The ones I've spotted online look like
> flimsy little paint brushes by comparison or are - horrror of horror -
> plastic!
>
> Anyone have some leads or suggestions on a solid, gift-appropriate
> brush and where to get it?

I just bought one this weekend fir this purpose and I got it at Home
Depot. The brush was a "specialty technique" one by Ralph Lauren
intended for fancy paint application techniques. It has a round
ferrule and is kind of large-ish for some grinders at ~1". Was about
$14 as I recall.



 
Date: 07 Jan 2007 15:30:33
From: Omniryx@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Seeking Very Nice Wooden Grinder Brush
That's it, Felix. And Dick Blick is a reliable firm. You can order
with confidence.

"Dick Blick ships quick!"



Felix wrote:
> Omniryx@gmail.com writes:
> > Go to an art supply store as ask for a "sash" brush.
> > [...]
> > It will have a long handle and stiffish tapered bristles
> > (boar bristles, not synthetic) in a round ferrule.
>
> Like this? Chinese hog bristles in a pretty ferrule:
> http://www.dick-blick.com/items/055/62/05562-1004-3ww-l.jpg
>
>
> Felix



 
Date: 07 Jan 2007 09:43:11
From: Felix
Subject: Re: Seeking Very Nice Wooden Grinder Brush
Omniryx@gmail.com writes:
> Go to an art supply store as ask for a "sash" brush.
> [...]
> It will have a long handle and stiffish tapered bristles
> (boar bristles, not synthetic) in a round ferrule.

Like this? Chinese hog bristles in a pretty ferrule:
http://www.dick-blick.com/items/055/62/05562-1004-3ww-l.jpg


Felix



 
Date: 07 Jan 2007 07:46:01
From: Omniryx@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Seeking Very Nice Wooden Grinder Brush
Go to an art supply store as ask for a "sash" brush. Not designed to
paint window sashes, just an odd name. It will have a long handle and
stiffish tapered bristles (boar bristles, not synthetic) in a round
ferrule. Perfect for reaching into the recesses of a grinder. If you
get a good one, the finish on the handle will be nice and you will
never have to replace it.

Daddy was a portrait artist.



 
Date: 06 Jan 2007 19:58:48
From: Felix
Subject: Re: Seeking Very Nice Wooden Grinder Brush
Ed Needham writes:
> Fairly utility and not too costly. Not sure of 'giftworthyness',
> but [...]

If it works well and is durable, but has cosmetic defects, refinish it?
It would be tragic if all gifts were store-bought goods, unmodified ...


Felix



 
Date: 06 Jan 2007 18:36:04
From: Ed Needham
Subject: Re: Seeking Very Nice Wooden Grinder Brush
Auto supply stores sell a solvent brush that's perfect. Sears also sells a
good one. Generally it's used to detail and clean greasy parts in a solvent
bath, but the bristles are the perfect shape and size for using with a
grinder.
Fairly utility and not too costly. Not sure of 'giftworthyness', but sent
with a nice Mazzer Mini, it would make a nice gift.
Like these...
http://www.detailsupplyoutlet.com/prod_images/246.jpg
--
*********************
Ed Needham®
"to absurdity and beyond!"
http://www.homeroaster.com
(include [FRIEND] in subject line to get through my SPAM filters)
*********************

"Skookum" <ndale@uniserve.com > wrote in message
news:1168026754.020727.177660@s34g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>I wanted to send a gift to a coffee lover whom I know lost his
> favourite old grinder brush, a substantial wooden handle and lots of
> durable, probably real bristles. The ones I've spotted online look like
> flimsy little paint brushes by comparison or are - horrror of horror -
> plastic!
>
> Anyone have some leads or suggestions on a solid, gift-appropriate
> brush and where to get it?
>





 
Date: 05 Jan 2007 22:22:06
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: Seeking Very Nice Wooden Grinder Brush
I use a 1/2" boar bristle brush bought at Ace Hardware. It's narrow enough
to get into the grounds chute. I buy 3 at a time & haven't noticed a
cracklin' flavor from the broken bits that fall into the doser.

Robert

"Skookum" <ndale@uniserve.com > wrote in message
news:1168026754.020727.177660@s34g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>I wanted to send a gift to a coffee lover whom I know lost his
> favourite old grinder brush, a substantial wooden handle and lots of
> durable, probably real bristles. The ones I've spotted online look like
> flimsy little paint brushes by comparison or are - horrror of horror -
> plastic!
>
> Anyone have some leads or suggestions on a solid, gift-appropriate
> brush and where to get it?
>




  
Date: 05 Jan 2007 17:45:06
From: Craig Andrews
Subject: Re: Seeking Very Nice Wooden Grinder Brush

"Robert Harmon" <r_h_harmon@Zhotmail.com > wrote in message
news:icAnh.10985$X72.10315@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net...
>I use a 1/2" boar bristle brush bought at Ace Hardware. It's narrow
>enough to get into the grounds chute. I buy 3 at a time & haven't
>noticed a cracklin' flavor from the broken bits that fall into the
>doser.
>
> Robert
>

These Boar or pig bristle brushes are REALLY great! Nothin' like a real
McCoy boar bristle brush, they're really tough & they just last & last.
I have 3 of the pastry type brush $1 @ a Dollar Store that MOJO linked
to, to sweep out the dosers on my 3 grinders.
I think I've had the original one in use at least 3 years & just flick
the brushes bristles back & forth against the edge of the counter to
clean em' up. If they get too funky, I'll just rinse under the hot water
tap & shake, flick it out., or at the most clean the bristles with a
little Oxiclean
http://www.oxiclean.com/151616A05products.asp?MainNav=Products&SubNav=Versatile &
dam near (99%) as good as the day I bought it! {;-D
Craig.



 
Date: 05 Jan 2007 14:09:51
From: MOJO
Subject: Re: Seeking Very Nice Wooden Grinder Brush

Skookum wrote:
> I wanted to send a gift to a coffee lover whom I know lost his
> snip

Sorry for the flood. It is very similar to this:

http://www.kitchenkapers.com/coffee-grinder-brush.html

MOJO



 
Date: 05 Jan 2007 13:47:30
From: MOJO
Subject: Re: Seeking Very Nice Wooden Grinder Brush

Skookum wrote:
> snip
> Anyone have some leads or suggestions on a solid, gift-appropriate
> brush and where to get it?

I don't know if you have a World ket nearby or whether they still
carry them or not but I bought a nice grinder brush at their store near
me. Turned handle and natural bristle.

MOJO



 
Date: 05 Jan 2007 15:35:36
From: yetanotherBob
Subject: Re: Seeking Very Nice Wooden Grinder Brush
In article <1168026754.020727.177660@s34g2000cwa.googlegroups.com >,
ndale@uniserve.com says...
> I wanted to send a gift to a coffee lover whom I know lost his
> favourite old grinder brush, a substantial wooden handle and lots of
> durable, probably real bristles. The ones I've spotted online look like
> flimsy little paint brushes by comparison or are - horrror of horror -
> plastic!
>
> Anyone have some leads or suggestions on a solid, gift-appropriate
> brush and where to get it?
>
>
I prefer to use "stencil brushes" for most grinder cleaning chores. You
can find them in various quality ranges at art supply places like
Blick's or whatever you may have locally. Most places have a selection
from the cheap plastic throwaways up to ones that are handmade. Even
the latter are still not super-expensive. Do a Google and I'm sure
you'll get pictures, descriptions, prices, etc.

Bob


 
Date: 06 Jan 2007 07:30:06
From: Gary B
Subject: Re: Seeking Very Nice Wooden Grinder Brush
On 5 Jan 2007 11:52:34 -0800, Skookum wrote:

> I wanted to send a gift to a coffee lover whom I know lost his
> favourite old grinder brush, a substantial wooden handle and lots of
> durable, probably real bristles. The ones I've spotted online look like
> flimsy little paint brushes by comparison or are - horrror of horror -
> plastic!
>
> Anyone have some leads or suggestions on a solid, gift-appropriate
> brush and where to get it?

I use a paint brush (pictures, not walls), so my first port of call for a
'good' one would be an art supply shop.

For something larger, I start at the hardware store.

Regards, Gary


 
Date: 05 Jan 2007 20:27:42
From: Marshall
Subject: Re: Seeking Very Nice Wooden Grinder Brush
On 5 Jan 2007 11:52:34 -0800, "Skookum" <ndale@uniserve.com > wrote:

>I wanted to send a gift to a coffee lover whom I know lost his
>favourite old grinder brush, a substantial wooden handle and lots of
>durable, probably real bristles. The ones I've spotted online look like
>flimsy little paint brushes by comparison or are - horrror of horror -
>plastic!
>
>Anyone have some leads or suggestions on a solid, gift-appropriate
>brush and where to get it?

I bought one that fit that description exactly at a nearby Peet's.
Don't know if they still stock them or if you live near a Peet's. I
have also bought small paint brushes that served quite well.

shall