Pipe Tools & Supplies: Vulcanite, Buffalo Horn, Gabon Ebony Slimline Tamper
Product Number: 001-545-0578
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 vulcanite, buffalo horn, and Gabon ebony wood, this Slimline tamper features a sleek profile in line with its namesake. It showcases Tinker's minimalist and functional style, with the pink vulcanite and buffalo horn section unscrewing to reveal a pick housed in the black vulcanite and ebony wood body, and a total length of 3.5 inches.