Cheap homemade WDT tool

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Postby wgmcg » Jan 17, 2019, 5:56 pm

Hey Guys-

Just wanted to post and get thoughts on my cheapo homemade WDT tool. I was looking the Londinium one but didn't want to spend that much so I began searching around for something cheaper. After looking at everything from egg beaters, to whisks, to afro combs on amazon, I started to realize that the diameter of the tines were all too thick compared to the londinium. That's when I realized I had a roll of the perfect material out in my garage-- stainless aircraft cable that I used for a railing a few years ago.

I snipped off a piece, unwound some of the strands, and this WDT tool was born.

Is it a good idea? I dunno. It's pretty good at distribution, and at breaking up clumps, but I worry that I may be stratifying the grind distribution by size, with the bigger particles falling to the bottom of the basket, and the smaller ones migrating to the top. I have a flat burr grinder, so this should be less of an issue there, but I'd be more concerned with a bimodal conical grind.

I'm curious what you people think? Effective? Stupid? WDT doesn't really work anyway?

Sorry for the video quality. I'm not much of a videographer and shot this one handed while trying to stir the grounds. I realize now that I violated the basic rule of youtube- landscape or it didn't happen! I hope it gets the point across though. This type of cable should be available at any hardware store. I may even try again with a thinner gauge just to see if it does any better.


Postby greggers89 » Jan 19, 2019, 3:09 am

I just made this one, I'll start taking preorders soon :mrgreen:


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Postby Denis » Jan 19, 2019, 3:13 am

This is cheap, 250$


Postby wgmcg » Jan 19, 2019, 11:56 pm

@greggers89 Nice! where did you get those pins?


Postby greggers89 » Jan 20, 2019, 12:29 am

Haha, they're called inoculating loops. 10 loops plus a holder for $7 on Amazon.


Postby leozava » replying to greggers89 » Jan 20, 2019, 12:52 am

Very similar to what came with my helor stance motor



Postby Sheitan » Jan 20, 2019, 5:00 pm

Here is my woodworking via WDT atempt 8)


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Postby Denis » Jan 20, 2019, 5:28 pm

This is mine, fast and same every shot, watch after 14th sec.

Inspired by Duomo WDT tool, give it a search.

Chuck Rodent

Postby Chuck Rodent » Jan 20, 2019, 9:33 pm



Postby michael » Jan 21, 2019, 7:44 pm

greggers89 wrote:Haha, they're called inoculating loops. 10 loops plus a holder for $7 on Amazon.

I like it, a cut above my 2 double pronged ss corn holders wired together

Do you have a link for the handle 8)