The SM HomeRoasters list is a dangerous list to rad, especially when you are one of them. It’s a group of some of the most ingenious and inventive folks out there with respect to coffee. So, I must admit, I am one of them, but not so inventive. Over the past year or so, I’ve had to do a lot of travelling. I would throw my Bodum Chambourd in the van, some beans in the box, and my trusty Zass 169D. I received that from my co-workers when I left St Louis – it’s very dear to me now.
Well, some time ago, I got tired of the fragility of the Chambourd and purchased a Bodum Colombia. Stainless Steel – good for work, good for travel. Just needed hot water. My inlaws gave me a water kettle, a Rival Hot Pot Express. Now, I am waiting for Tom to get a Zass Knee Mill back in stock, and my travel kit will be complete, save for the case.
Case, you say?? Yes, case. Here’s a rough sketch I’ve worked out.
The dimensions of this configuration are 8″H x 12″D x 18″W. Not too bad for my first plan. I’ll need to get hard numbers first to verify it works. And then, to building. I’m thinking the final product will be made of 3/4″ Oak stock, mostly 12″ wide. Probably will have to join the bottom and top. I’m also thinking of a top and front opening, maybe old-fashioned straps and a leather handle. Antique brass hardware. Thoughts???
Solo Deo Gloria,