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    my new knock box & Tamper

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    just thought idd show you my $5 knock box & my wood turning skills with a redgum tamper

    i do have a solid stainless tamper but mate is adding rings to it like the pullman ones have ..
    even though its a bit heavy & i have arthritis in my wrist the redgum tamper is much lighter & still works well,
    cos its wood it only needs a wipe with a dry cloth so never needs to ever get wet ....

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    Re: my new knock box & Tamper

    8-)..love the knock box. Ive been thinking I might make mine as well. Just want something small, cheap, and not too ugly on the bench ::) . What container did you use for yours?

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    Re: my new knock box & Tamper

    i just used a cheap flexy plastic container 120mm high & the rubber is 98mm long
    trimmed the front so it looks like a proper one ;)
    its a piece of auto water hose with a decent bolt going through cos it fits snug it works perfectly , i guess i could of used a better container but thats all i could find at that dia..

    just see it a waste of money spending $30 to buy one.


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    Re: my new knock box & Tamper

    Good job. The cheapest I can find anywhere was $39.95. I think I would rather put that money towards a good tamper.

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    Re: my new knock box & Tamper

    Hi Guys,

    Quite a few people have made knock-boxes from small sections of a suitably sized piece of downpipe into which a rubber sleeved section of wooden dowel rod is fixed. Very cheap to buy adaptors of various sectional profiles from Bunnings, etc...... :)

    Mal.

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    Re: my new knock box & Tamper

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRINGLE link=1205118940/0#2 date=1205151085
    its a piece of auto water hose with a decent bolt going through cos it fits snug it works perfectly , i guess i could of used a better container but thats all i could find at that dia..
    The bar on the Sunbeam Bang Bang is a piece of wooden broom handle with a bit of black auto water hose over the top ::)



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