Espresso tamper handle and holder

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Project by shampeon posted 06-04-2012 12:09 AM 5154 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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New member here, after lurking for a while. I thought I’d post some projects I’ve been working on.

I took the handle off my espresso tamper and made a new one out of scrap claro walnut, maple, and padauk. Finished in dark walnut danish oil and carnauba wax. I actually added some cherry red TransTint to the danish oil to give a bit more red tone to the walnut, but I think I need to add a bunch more.

The holder is black walnut, finished in amber shellac toned with red and brown mahogany TransTint. It was my first attempt at face turning.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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#1 posted 06-04-2012 05:55 AM

Great stuff, love it!!
This is one of my first things when I get a lathe

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#2 posted 06-04-2012 12:35 PM

Nicely done! This is your 1st face tutning? Thats amazing.
I hope to be making one of these soon for my Starbucks barrista expresso machine.
Thanks fopr sharing it with us and providing me some inspiration.

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#3 posted 06-04-2012 04:43 PM

Thanks! I’m really enjoying turning useful things on my lathe. I can feel the sickness coming on, though, where every relatively round thing in my house is a potential project….

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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#4 posted 06-04-2012 09:16 PM

Love wood, love espresso.
What a project!
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 08-16-2012 11:48 PM

Sweet! Love the look of the laminated tamper. Pulling shots with a homemade tamper is incredibly satisfying. Now I need to make a tamper holder.

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