It's tough to top drinking a homeroast Coban Americano in Texas but thanks to Les I've done it. I now tamp with an authentic Texas Mesquite Thor Tamper. That's how cool I am! What a neat tamper. What a craftsman! I wonder how mesquite is for carving?
Hi Jack: What base does your new tamper have. Thanks in advance, ginny
Really hard dark stuff! Lignum vitae I think but can't remember for sure but it's like glass.
thanks jack, am also curious about the size overall, how tall/high is your new tamper? I am asking as I am getting ready to order one. gp
From: "Jack Berry" <Snip> carving? I have to admit being somewhat disappointed. The subject line had me envisioning tales (and pictures) of a tamper as long as a telephone pole and the size of a dumptruck at the business end! But yes, Les does great work... MM;-) FrankenFormer Rosto Roastin' - Royally Balance Brewin' Rocky grindin' - Miss Silvia brewin' too! PNW HomeRoast List Gathering Info' URLhttp://home.attbi.com/~mdmint/coffee/pnwhrg.htm
That sounds like the correct wood. Les does like that wood and it is beautiful. Sometime around 16:00 4/6/2003, Jack Berry typed: <Snip> -- John Nanci AlChemist at large Zen Roasting and Blending by Gestalt
Jack, The Mesquite is wonderful for turning, but I would think it is much too hard for hand carving! I am sure that it would carve wonderfully with a power set up, but I wouldn't want to try it with hand tools. I am glad you are enjoying your tamper. You may notice, if you give it snorf with your smeller, you can detect the fine aroma of Mesquite even through the finish! Les