Tampers seem like a simple enough DIY project. The antler ones are nice. I imagine just picking up a piece of wood that looks nice and doing some simple shaping would be enough. I feel compelled to give it a shot now.
Wow, this thread took off. What a great bunch of tampers. I hate to accumulate too many, but they are tempting little devils. For some reason I got rebuffed when I tried to get on this p.m., but I seem to have slid through by a different route. Don't know what that's about. Happy tamping!