I would like to organize another tamper exchange. Yes, it was 13 degrees this morning, but yesterday was 45! I turned a tamper out of dogwood branch. Pictures are below.
The rules are few, but simple. You have to have been on the forum for a month and have at least 50 posts to take part. You have to make the tamper yourself out of any material and in any style. You have to post a picture of the tamper on this thread and send it to another carver at the end of the exchange.
This is open to all skill levels. It does not matter if you have a shop full of tools, or simply a knife in your pocket. I picked up my branch while trimming a tree. Also, I am sure that no one will complain if you include a small sample of tobacco with your tamper.
The exchange will close on Saturday 2/23, when I return home from the last class of my MBA program.