If the preponderance of coffee shops is any indication, our love for a good cup of Joe is showing no signs of waning. But maybe you’ve decided that making an espresso is sweeter than buying one, and you’ve purchased your own espresso machine. If so, our AAW feature article in this issue will come as a pleasant surprise! In just six steps, Joe Larese will teach you how to turn your own custom espresso bean tamper. It will be a nice addition to your home barista supplies, and you can turn one from any dense scrap you have on hand. Even better, these attractive tampers could make great gifts for other coffee lovers in your life. Or perhaps, here’s how to turn your woodturning passion into a shrewd little Etsy business. Food for thought, anyway!
Chris Marshall, Woodworker’s Journal