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May 10th, 2010


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02:19 pm - Spalted apple-wood espresso tamper
Finally made some sawdust again on Saturday, first time in a long time.
The cheap plastic espresso tamper that came with our espresso machine disappeared last week, must've fallen into a trash bag or something because I looked everywhere. It was the kick in the pants I needed to finally make myself a nice one.

It came out very well, fits the portafilter perfectly (shocker, it was custom made for it afterall), and fits my hand perfectly as well. It's a touch large for prosicated's hand, she's requested a slightly smaller version for her to use.

mood: calmcalm

(26 bits of drivel | babble incoherently)

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From:veek
Date:May 10th, 2010 06:27 pm (UTC)
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Oh, that's gorgeous.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:May 10th, 2010 06:29 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!
Werks gud too. ^_^
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From:kimberlogic
Date:May 10th, 2010 06:36 pm (UTC)
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lovely!
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From:inahandbasket
Date:May 10th, 2010 07:04 pm (UTC)
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Grazie!
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From:mizarchivist
Date:May 10th, 2010 06:49 pm (UTC)
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I do not have a wood-love icon, but I do have a coffee one.

At some point I should tell you about working in a sign shop. One of the ways I ended up snagging the attention of my now-spouse is that I have a favorite wood (cherry) and my dad turns wood and once manufactured lathes as part of his business.

I LOVE spalted! Almost as much as I love burls. Mind you, I don't do that kind of wood work, so of course I can love the things that are hardest to make into finished things.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:May 10th, 2010 07:05 pm (UTC)
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That's awesome!
Yeah, spalted and burled woods always catch my eye more than anything else. A pain they're so difficult to deal with.
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From:bluewillowtree
Date:May 10th, 2010 06:50 pm (UTC)
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Wow, that's really beautiful.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:May 10th, 2010 07:05 pm (UTC)
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Danke!
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From:geekpixie
Date:May 10th, 2010 06:54 pm (UTC)
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Verrah nice! Useful tools should be pretty too, I think.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:May 10th, 2010 07:05 pm (UTC)
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Quite agreed.
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From:faux_eonix
Date:May 10th, 2010 07:00 pm (UTC)
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I love when functional items are pretty, too!
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From:inahandbasket
Date:May 10th, 2010 07:05 pm (UTC)
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Yar, me too.
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From:muffyjo
Date:May 10th, 2010 07:07 pm (UTC)
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I love the feeling of having done something so incredibly simple and terribly clever at the same time. This is a perfect example. And, I might add, very nicely done!
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From:inahandbasket
Date:May 11th, 2010 12:59 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!
That's why I like woodworking, it lends itself to those moments.
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From:countlibras
Date:May 10th, 2010 07:36 pm (UTC)
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very pretty!
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From:inahandbasket
Date:May 11th, 2010 12:59 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! It was a nice chunk of wood...
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From:coraline
Date:May 10th, 2010 08:21 pm (UTC)
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sexAY!
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From:inahandbasket
Date:May 11th, 2010 12:59 pm (UTC)
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rawr. ;)
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From:komos
Date:May 10th, 2010 08:27 pm (UTC)
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Love it.

Any chance I could commission a plunger to replace the cheapo plastic thing that came with the grinder attachment for the stand mixer?
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From:inahandbasket
Date:May 11th, 2010 12:59 pm (UTC)
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Oh, good call.
The Kitchenaid grinder? We have the same one, I can base it off ours...
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From:komos
Date:May 11th, 2010 02:25 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, that's the one. Let me know if you need materials or sumpin'.
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From:latvianchick
Date:May 10th, 2010 10:40 pm (UTC)
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Ooh, pretty!
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From:inahandbasket
Date:May 11th, 2010 12:58 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!
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From:srakkt
Date:May 11th, 2010 12:55 pm (UTC)
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That's beautiful! You have a lathe!?! lucky dawg.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:May 11th, 2010 12:58 pm (UTC)
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Yar, a small cute one. ^_^
You're welcome to spend some time with it, I have a well equipped little basement workshop that I'm more than happy to have company in.
From:kivrin
Date:May 17th, 2010 09:12 pm (UTC)
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That is a thing of beauty!
Spalted apple-wood espresso tamper - another LJ. or: how i learned to stop worrying and love this life-thingy

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