May 10th, 2010
|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.
|Date:||May 10th, 2010 06:27 pm (UTC)|| |
Oh, that's gorgeous.
Werks gud too. ^_^
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.
Yeah, spalted and burled woods always catch my eye more than anything else. A pain they're so difficult to deal with.
Wow, that's really beautiful.
Verrah nice! Useful tools should be pretty too, I think.
I love when functional items are pretty, too!
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!
That's why I like woodworking, it lends itself to those moments.
Thanks! It was a nice chunk of wood...
|Date:||May 10th, 2010 08:27 pm (UTC)|| |
Any chance I could commission a plunger to replace the cheapo plastic thing that came with the grinder attachment for the stand mixer?
Oh, good call.
The Kitchenaid grinder? We have the same one, I can base it off ours...
|Date:||May 11th, 2010 02:25 pm (UTC)|| |
Yeah, that's the one. Let me know if you need materials or sumpin'.
|Date:||May 11th, 2010 12:55 pm (UTC)|| |
That's beautiful! You have a lathe!?! lucky dawg.
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.
|Date:||May 17th, 2010 09:12 pm (UTC)|| |
That is a thing of beauty!