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.