Pipe Tools & Supplies: Scott Tinker Vintage Bakelite, Woolly Mammoth Ivory, Gabon Ebony, and Brass Slimline Tamper

Product Number: 001-545-0577

Professional opera tenor soloist turned woodworker Scott Tinker takes a very hands-on approach to his craft, as in, wherever feasible he favors actual hand-tools over powered tools; creates his own varnishes from natural, raw resins and oils; and champions extra-fine hand planing over sanding when it comes to producing a superior finish. The planing technique is particularly noteworthy, as it does a wonderful job of bringing out a wood's potential for reflective properties, and a beautiful shimmer — as Scott points out, even fine-grit sanding will leave a wood's surface "fuzzy" at a microscopic level, diffusing the light that strikes it.

Crafted from vintage Bakelite, woolly mammoth ivory, Gabon ebony wood, and brass, this Slimline tamper features a sleek profile in line with its namesake. It showcases Tinker's minimalist and functional style, with the Bakelite and mammoth section unscrewing to reveal a pick housed in the ebony body, and a total length of 3.5 inches.

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