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Postby redbone » Aug 29, 2016, 11:30 am

FotonDrv wrote:I fit the wood to the tamper base and then turn the wood while it is in the tamper if I want a perfect fit.

BTW, your latest tamper and razor handles look very good!


Thanks for the info. I enjoyed using my hands and creating something. The tampers were complicated since they are three piece but intended to be as they were a learning experience. I could have simplified them but as my first go around on a metal lathe I was looking for some learning challenges and time on the lathe.

I could always substitute a wooden handle or just knob on the base. That's the advantage with the three piece threaded tampers.

I like how you metal and wood tamper turned out. Nice work.
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Postby FotonDrv » Aug 29, 2016, 12:08 pm

redbone wrote:Thanks for the info. I like how you metal and wood tamper turned out. Nice work.


Thank you. I want to try to make a curved metal flow into the wood but it would have to be all done manually on the lathe.

Kafatek has some beautiful tampers that display that curved flow of metal from base to wood that I am going to try.

https://www.kafatek.com/index.php/store ... od-padauk/
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Postby redbone replying to FotonDrv » Aug 29, 2016, 1:19 pm

Thanks for the link. That looks like a future doable possibility. I like it minus the ring outer base on the ring.
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Postby FotonDrv replying to redbone » Aug 29, 2016, 1:21 pm

Yeah, I am not to fond of that ring either. The tapered sides on the tamper base are interesting and worth a try since it allows for nutation without grounds getting stuck on the sides of the tamper base.
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Postby redbone replying to FotonDrv » Aug 29, 2016, 1:40 pm

VG point and a better solution on non-tapered baskets with straight walls.
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Postby FotonDrv replying to redbone » Aug 29, 2016, 1:52 pm

Tapered baskets, although they dump easily, pose that problem of having the loose fit on top and very tight at the bottom so the walls are not scraped all the way down.
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Postby redbone replying to FotonDrv » Aug 29, 2016, 1:55 pm

Good point. I find them more frequent on single baskets vs double baskets.
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