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  • Member since
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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
More Alternative Parts . Not Ship beginnings .
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, May 14, 2017 8:12 AM

Hi ;

   I thought I would add a short one here .You all , ( Or most of you ) that drink coffee ? How many have those old style pot that requires that basket filter ? Now , How many of you stopped using the paper filters and went to the ones framed in plastic with micro - fine mesh in the sides ?

 If you've moved on to a Kuerig and put the old one in the garage . Take that filter and do this to it . Cut out All that micro - fine mesh . It is the right size for mesh areas on 1/350 ships . Yup .Coffee filter mesh works great on vents and other areas where something else wont . It takes paint well enough to create Canvas windbreaks too !

   Think about it , Okay ?    T.B.          P.S. It works great on planes and motor vehicles too !

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, May 14, 2017 4:40 PM

You are not limited to retired coffee pots, either--the fine mesh coffee filters are available many places, including some grocery stores.

Personally, I prefer my coffee brewed through paper filters (probably gors back to my ChemEx days).  My preference is unbleached filters.  Which do additional duty as paint filters, or as covers for sandbags.

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  • From: Wyoming Michigan
Posted by ejhammer on Sunday, May 14, 2017 5:07 PM
Even if the paper ones are used, they look like dirty sandbags or coffee bean bags.

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, May 15, 2017 8:43 AM


 You see this is where I am coming from here . I expressly meant the metal /plastic filters . As to the paper filters guess what ? I still use one with the mesh unit , Why ? Well the mesh one makes good coffee , but , it does not filter some of the offending strong oils . The paper one does this .

     That's right . I prefer oils and taste but to only a specific degree .No , I won't go to De-Caf !  Besides I need the filter paper and mesh for my projects ! Where else can you get such neat weathering of a mesh screen or paper part than the coffee residue ?  T.B.


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