Just wanted to share a small project I am working on. I have made wood tampers before but they never have what I need, a pick, reamer and a tamper. I have been looking around at pipe knives and have seen some that are affordable but the tamper part always looks to be on the small side. So I decided to make my own, and although I am no craftsman, I am prone to modifying things. So..I started to modify a cheap smith and wesson pocket Knife I had. So far I have the reamer formed and the pick formed for the most part. I still have to put an edge on the reamer, and smooth the pick out a bit.
For the butt of the knife I grinned out some of the metal so I can attach the tamper. My only issue is how, and what to attach. I'm not sure whether to use another piece of metal, or use some type of hard wood and add a metal tamper on the end of the wood. This is what I have so far, nothing special. But it kept me occupied for a few hours.