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APKurt

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PostSubject: Homemade tamper   Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:24 pm

I made another tamper. This one was made with cocobolo, leather, and antler with stainless spacers. I've already used this one a couple of times and it feels really nice in my hand. It's a bit difficult to know what the wood is going to look like until you get everything ground down to the desired shape but this one turned out to be a nice piece of cocobolo.

I'm currently working on a tamper with a spoon/poker tool inserted in one end.  I hope to have that one done by the end of the week.  It's awfully fun working with stuff like this to dial in what looks/works best!


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PostSubject: Re: Homemade tamper   Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:39 pm

Very nice work sir! Wink 
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PostSubject: Re: Homemade tamper   Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:41 pm

Looks real good to me. I admire you crafty guys.


Cheers,

RR

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PostSubject: Re: Homemade tamper   Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:53 pm

Well done! That is just beautiful!

Jim
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PostSubject: Homemade tamper   Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:09 pm

You may have found a new business.

It looks terrific.
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APKurt

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PostSubject: Re: Homemade tamper   Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:37 pm

Thanks everyone for the nice feedback! Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: Homemade tamper   Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:58 pm

That's a NICE,NICE piece of work guy ! VERY NICE !! cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: Homemade tamper   Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:03 am

Terrific!.
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PostSubject: Re: Homemade tamper   Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:00 pm

so when are you going to start selling these? Ill be one of the first in line. Nice tamper.
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APKurt

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PostSubject: Re: Homemade tamper   Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:04 pm

d4klutz wrote:
so when are you going to start selling these?  Ill be one of the first in line.  Nice tamper.

Thanks! I'm glad you dig them! The one pictured above is my personal favorite so I don't plan on selling it. It's getting lots of use Very Happy  They are fun to make and I am getting much better at creating quality craftsmanship. I am new here and I haven't quite reached the 30/30 threshold so I can't offer them for sale yet on the trading post. Several other brothers have also expressed interest so I figured I would make about half a dozen of them that I think are of excellent quality and then offer them for sale. By then I will have reached the threshold necessary to offer them on the trading post.

This is my most recent piece:




It's leather, antler, cocobolo and stainless steel. As you can see I have been experimenting with a spoon/poker tool inserted in one end as suggested by a BoB member. I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

I will probably offer some with the spoon tool and some without the tool depending on preference. Plus, if folks are interested I could even make some custom pieces. We'll see. It's really just a hobby for me but I'm enjoying it and the feedback has been awesome.
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PostSubject: Re: Homemade tamper   Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:20 pm

Wow, that looks great. I love the idea of the spoon/tool on the end. It really finishes out the tamper well.
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PostSubject: Re: Homemade tamper   Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:56 pm

Those are fantastic - very, very nice.

Reckon they'll go like hot cakes :-)

Bravo!
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PostSubject: Homemade tamper   Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:20 pm

I think you'll be sold out before you get started.  Really nice, I'll be in line too.
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PostSubject: Re: Homemade tamper   Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:30 pm

That is awesome!! Let us know when we can purchase...Im in line too!
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PostSubject: Re: Homemade tamper   Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:16 pm

Great tampers! I could really use a tamper/snuff spoon combo.
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APKurt

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PostSubject: Re: Homemade tamper   Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:45 am

Thanks everyone! I should have some ready to sell soon  cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: Homemade tamper   Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:06 pm

Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Jim
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