View Full Version : Tampers Made Recently!

05-18-2012, 10:59 AM
I was sent a few shell casings a while back by Txcigarcop. He wants me to make tampers from them and here is what I've come up with so far. The blue one with white swirls is something I've been toying with for a while, in my head anyway. It's got a stainless steel internal pick. It is drilled and installed just like the stem on the pipes I make. I drilled a 1/4" mortise and used delrin for the tenon. I cut off stainless steel Tig rods for the pick. Turned out pretty well.

Then of course are the others, all just regular tampers. I did however cut the casings off, as I think they look better short on tampers.

They look much better than the pictures portray. I've also polished the brass up on the ones in the picture of three and they look much better.

Let me know what you all think.......... I may even be open to make and sell a few of these in the future if anyone is interested.





05-18-2012, 01:56 PM
Very nice work there Steve!

Bob G
05-19-2012, 10:04 AM
Very nice, Steve. Out of curiosity, what size are these? 2", 4", 6"? Can't quite interpolate that from the shell casings. What caliber are they anyway?