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GeorgeRYoung
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Posted Mon Dec 17, 2012, 9:05am
Subject: Home made tamper
 

With a coping saw, I cut a roughly circular piece out of an old 3/4" thick cupboard door. Sanded the edges until it would slide nicely into the deLonghi basket, around 49mm dia. Stained the edges for that 'pro' look.

The solid steel handle provides the heft. For those of you with motorcycle interests, it is the bar end weight from a Suzuki SV650, polished with sandpaper by chucking in a drill. Glued and screwed to the wooden base.

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Posted Mon Dec 17, 2012, 1:46pm
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Does it add a woody or mesquite flavor?  LOL

So you have the screw (6mm?) socket head or flat head on the grounds-side or from the top side?  If from the top side, does it go through or is there a threaded insert to hole everything together?

That's very cool and inventive.

 
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Posted Mon Dec 17, 2012, 7:25pm
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No noticeable flavour from the wood, but there is a hint of Suzuki 4-stroke exhaust.

There's a flat-head wood screw goes through from the top, you can just see the robertson head. Into a hole drilled partway through the wood base, just to hold it together until the glue dried.

BTW, you can still see a bit of road rash despite the polishing.
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