So I made a tamper

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#1: Post by Lambretta58 »

I was interested in a self leveling tamper lately.

Bought a Normcore V4 but was sorely disappointed in the build quality and didn't want to spend alot on something I was not sure would improve my shot quality much.

Went digging through some scraps and this is what I came up with.

Had to buy the spring and bronze bearing, total $3.75 and a couple of hours on a lathe.

Works very good with a great feel and feedback. I was going to cover the spring but like the exposed spring/industrial look.
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#3: Post by BaristaBoy E61 »

Very Nice!
"You didn't buy an Espresso Machine - You bought a Chemistry Set!"


#4: Post by emradguy »

Strong work! That's about what the best of them do. I think you nailed it.

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#5: Post by Lambretta58 (original poster) »

Thank you!

It was a fun project.

I have been using it only a few days and am enjoying the fruits of my labor. Things do seem better but I'm not sure if it is the tamper or the placebo effect of something new.
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