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Topic: a hefty tamper (12 msgs / 188 lines)
1) From: jim gundlach
I got around to making a hefty tamper.  You can see a couple of pictures 
at:
   http://homepage.mac.com/jimgundlach/PhotoAlbum1.htmlJim Gundlach
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in La Place, Alabama
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2) From: John - In Deep Southern Texas
Jim,
    I'd hate to be around when you threw a tamper tantrum.  That thing could
hurt somebody.
John

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Is that what I think it is?  A bowling ball!! :)

4) From: Al Raden
Just think of the possibilities - 2 bowling balls and you'd have the 
perfect tamp pressure!
- al r.
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5) From: James Gundlach
On Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at 04:40 PM,  wrote:
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Nope, it is a solid sphere carved  out of a hunk of marble.  I found it 
at an antique place for $4.00.
Jim Gundlach
roasting over pecan wood fires
in La Place, Alabama
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6) From: Tom & Maria
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All I can say is ... WOW! It may not have the best ergonomics but i 
am sure it does the job, and you can be assured there is only 1 of 
them. Truly inventive.
Tom
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7) From: Dana Kaempen
Jim replied:
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I thought an optimal tamper was supposed to be flat on the bottom, so as to provide an even coffee surface.  Does the rounded bottom give a better tamp than a flat one?  Either way, it's very cool!
Dana
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8) From: Jim Gundlach
On Thursday, May 30, 2002, at 08:41 AM, Dana Kaempen wrote:
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My understanding is that they were made flat without thinking about it.  
I've read some discussion where people have expressed a preference for a 
rounded bottom.  I could flatten the bottom with a little more grinding 
and that would allow the thing to stay on the counter when I put it 
down.  I probably will after it rolls off the counter and gets one of my 
toes.  But, until then I'll leave it rounded.
Jim Gundlach
roasting over pecan wood fires
in La Place, Alabama
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9) From: Mike McGinness
From: "Jim Gundlach" 
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The flat vs. curved tamper debate continues to rage in the espresso world I
believe. I know Reg Barber offers both...
MM;-)
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10) From: John Wanninger
Just wait 'til you see my new patent-pending VARI-RAD (variable radius of
tamping surface curvature) coffee tamper. Remember- you heard it here first!
John
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11) From: jim gundlach
On Thursday, May 30, 2002, at 01:55 PM, John Wanninger wrote:
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I could carve another five tamping surfaces on this hefty one without 
taking too much weight away from it and give each a different radius to 
the tamping surface curvature, but I won't.
Jim Gundlach
roasting over pecan wood fires
in La Place - that is about six miles east and twenty feet up from 
Shorter - , Alabama
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12) From: Ed Needham
I've always preferred a rounded bottom.
Regards,
Ed Needham
ed


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