"Governments may think and say as they like, but force cannot be eliminated, and it is the only real and unanswerable power. We are told that the pen is mightier than the sword, but I know which of these weapons I would choose."~Sir Adrian
On two tampers I made I used two stage epoxy when needed and a Irwin clamp. The one that I made it look like a tree hit by lightning I epoxied a new Mercury dime to Tamp with......looks great and does the job👍
“Nowhere in the world will such a brotherly feeling of confidence be experienced as amongst those who sit together smoking their pipes.” – The Results and Merits of Tobacco, 1844, Doctor Barnstein
I use a nail head with a small washer (I mean really small) that has been epoxied on. I've made a number of tampers lately out of wooden twigs that I find in the yard (plenty of those after the storm)...usually one end is bent (that is the pick end) the other end is where I either push in a nail head, or epoxy a shell casing on. I've made several, as I mentioned, sent a couple up to AJ, and given a couple to Josh when he came over. I'm doing a Ted, with Josh...giving him samples of all the tobacco I have so that he can make up his own mind as to whether he wants to sink money into it. Also builds up his sample cellar....similar to the one AJ did with me.
I seen wood tampers with a metal “head” the part you tamp with. What kind of glue or adhesive is used to hold the pieces together?
You can use a washer with a small headed screw. Make sure it I'd beveled to sit flat. Or any type of metal you desire. As for a glue your best would be a small amount of epoxy, and let it cure at least 12 hr before trying to shape. Or if you can find it there is a superglue that wood Turners(pen makers) use that isn't fast setting to give you time to align the metal to the wood.