The Schecter EvaluSpromatic Shot Stand

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The Schecter EvaluSpromatic Shot Stand

Postby Mark Prince on Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:59 pm

Andy very kindly made me up this little stand containing six beefy but tiny shot glasses, with the rims almost touching each other.

It's designed to slide along as a shot pull is taking place - so each glass would get 5 seconds worth (or whatever you want each glass to hold).

Andy is the man!

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Thanks Andy - put it to use already, and it works great.

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Postby Jason Haeger on Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:05 am

What size are those shot glasses? And where can I source some?

I can find lots of larger ones. The smaller ones are harder.
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Postby Andy Schecter on Sat Apr 28, 2007 3:44 am

Jasonian wrote:What size are those shot glasses? And where can I source some?


1.5 oz from Bed Bath & Beyond
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Re: The Schecter EvaluSpromatic Shot Stand

Postby Andy Schecter on Sat Apr 28, 2007 3:51 am

MarkP wrote:Schecter EvaluSpromatic Shot Stand


Too bad I didn't get my trademark lawyer on it right away. Someone else has probably grabbed that sexy name! :-)
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Postby barry on Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:38 am

cool!


i guess i can keep the oak one i'm making, then?



btw, for everyone: shot glasses of various sizes can be obtained from http://www.superprod.com , and small beakers are available from http://www.coleparmer.com .
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Postby Mark Prince on Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:47 am

barry wrote:cool!


i guess i can keep the oak one i'm making, then?


Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

:cry:

I'll take em all! Besides Barry, your woodworking skills are reknowned!

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Postby Marshall on Sat Apr 28, 2007 2:11 pm

There is also the ready-made 3-beaker SCAA set: http://scaa.org/shop/product_detail.asp?productid=R800500.
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Postby Mark Prince on Sat Apr 28, 2007 4:07 pm

Hey Marshall

That was the thing that started all of this off of Andy and Barry taking stabs at making a better beaker set.

I posted in another thread that I use two of the SCAA ones side by side to evaluate shots in five segments - but that I had to jerry-rig a wooden platform for them because sliding the plastic stand the SCAA one comes with gets jammed in the cutouts on the LM Drip tray, when you're moving them left to right.

I originally asked if anyone knew of a source for a five or six mini-beaker stand that held the beakers close together, and Andy, bless him, made one for me, and Barry pm'ed me to say he was making one as well.

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Postby Sandy on Wed May 02, 2007 8:59 pm

so when will these be available to the rest of the market?? Put me on the list when you're ready to sell. i want one.

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Postby onocoffee on Wed May 02, 2007 11:31 pm

La Sanctuaire in Santa Monica had something very similar to this idea. It's five or six glasses point mounted in a marble base. Looked pretty cool and is assuredly expensive as Le Sanctuaire is not Le Target.

On a side note: for those of you interested in seeing the AntiGriddle, PacoJet or Rancilio Silvia in person they have those too.
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Postby Marshall on Thu May 03, 2007 6:24 am

onocoffee wrote:La Sanctuaire in Santa Monica had something very similar to this idea. It's five or six glasses point mounted in a marble base. Looked pretty cool and is assuredly expensive as Le Sanctuaire is not Le Target.

On a side note: for those of you interested in seeing the AntiGriddle, PacoJet or Rancilio Silvia in person they have those too.


They used to serve you a shot from the Silvia while you were shopping.
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Postby Andy Schecter on Tue May 15, 2007 5:39 pm

Sandy wrote:so when will these be available to the rest of the market?? Put me on the list when you're ready to sell. i want one


Hi Sandy:

I've given it a little thought and here's what I'd like to offer people:

1. Go to the Coffee Kids website donation page.
2. Make an "Individual" donation in the "Donate Any Amount Once" box for $35.50 (or more if you wish). You can use Paypal or a charge card.
3. In the comments box, put the word "Schectermatic." Make sure you enter your correct shipping address.
4. If you don't want to make the donation online, send a check for at least $35.50 (made out to Coffee Kids) to Coffee Kids, Attn: Heather, 1305 Luisa St., Suite C, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Put "Schectermatic" in the little note line on the bottom of the check. Make sure you include your correct shipping address.
5. Heather from Coffee Kids will forward the names and shipping addresses to me and I will make and send you an espresso cupping set within two weeks (no further charge to you).
6. It's been suggested that your tax deduction may be reduced by the net value of this set, nominally $25. I don't know for sure, I'm not a tax attorney.

By way of clarification, Coffee Kids keeps your entire donation. There's no "kickback" to me for this.

In the happy instance where I get overwhelmed with requests, I might have to suspend this offer. But meanwhile, please help support Coffee Kids and I hope you enjoy your cupping set.

The set consists of six shot glasses and a heavy plastic block that is bored out to retain the glasses. Not fancy, but very practical and as Mark says, works great!

Thanks for the opportunity.


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Postby Mark Prince on Tue May 15, 2007 7:57 pm

You Rock, Andy!

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Postby Sandy on Wed May 16, 2007 7:20 am

DONE!!!
Thank you Andy!

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Postby Dave Stephens on Thu May 17, 2007 10:21 pm

That would be easy to mill out of wood. Route the sides so they are nice and smooth and cut the shot glass recess with a Forstner bit and put a hand rubbed Deft wax sealant on it. Maybe add a small cork base in the glass recess to prevent vibration, add some insulation and absorb spills. You could stain it with espresso prior to the wax just for fun.
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Postby onocoffee on Fri May 18, 2007 5:57 am

DONE +1!


Andy, does the same donation apply to the timer? :wink:


Looking forward to cupping espresso.
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Postby Lee Corrina Cano on Fri May 18, 2007 7:23 am

Go to the Coffee Kids website donation page.

What an awesome thing to do! I'm all over that.

Done and done!

Now we'll have to start working on cooking up some some sort of retro, electroplated "Schecter EvaluSpromatic" nameplates/badges.

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Postby barry on Fri May 18, 2007 1:48 pm

Dave Stephens wrote:That would be easy to mill out of wood.



Not milled, but espresso stained. It's only got one application of espresso, so far. I'm going to evap off some of the water to see if I can get a darker tone. I figure a satin polyurethane top coat to keep the wood happy in a wet environment.

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Postby Mark Prince on Fri May 18, 2007 4:40 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Is that mine?!!>>>!

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Postby barry on Fri May 18, 2007 5:23 pm

you might get v1.2, depending upon how this one turns out.
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Postby Andy Schecter on Sat May 19, 2007 3:58 pm

FYI, the "EvaluSpromatic" is now shipping to UK, Europe and Australia.
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Postby Dave Stephens on Sun May 20, 2007 9:41 am

Afternoon Barry.

The riser will hold the cups better than what I had thought of, which is a counter sink hole drilled into the base. How are you gluing the top to the base? It would have to be waterproof adhesive.

If you wanted to take it to the next level, use an epoxy finish. It would be a pain with the edges, unless you did each piece prior to gluing them together. It would defiantly be water resistant.

I am going to have to give it a try and see what I come up with. I probably have enough wood in the scrap parts bin to make a dozen.
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Postby geir oglend on Sun May 20, 2007 9:24 pm

Don't think you need any glue, just a solid peice of oak w/ a dato reveal??
I have had best results w/ espresso stain pulling 15-18 second shots, apply several coats before sanding too fine as it will penetrate deeper and darker.
Mix a couple of more shots w/ waterbourn varnish as a sanding sealer, sand w/ 400-600 grit wet/dry paper and then finish w/ 2 coats of clear...light sanding between coats.

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Re: The Schecter EvaluSpromatic Shot Stand

Postby Andy Schecter on Tue May 22, 2007 5:46 pm

Update:
So far over $600 contributed to Coffee Kids. I will finish building and packing this weekend and ship stuff out the week of 5/28. Thanks!
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Re: The Schecter EvaluSpromatic Shot Stand

Postby Andy Schecter on Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:18 pm

Andy Schecter wrote:Update:
So far over $600 contributed to Coffee Kids. I will finish building and packing this weekend and ship stuff out the week of 5/28. Thanks!


Ummm...there have been a few delays in production, and the date above was overoptimistic. But I am plugging away and will get all your shot stands sent out soon.

Thanks a bunch for your patience and your contributions. So far $874 raised for Coffee Kids....
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