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A great tool. My favorite for the Ellsworth grind. flute is a bit sweeter than the Henry Taylor which is a great flute.Lyle Jamieson/Thompson bowl gouge on order, with the Thompson handle. It's supposed to get here Monday!
How does one know which tools they end up using without trying tools that in the end they dont use much? Ask 10 turners their favorite 5 tools in order. The lists will all be different.after 16 years he probably regrets buying set of tools.....buy no more than 2 tools at time and learn to use them.....surprizing the number of tools you have compared to the tools you use
How does one know which tools they end up using without trying tools that in the end they dont use much? Ask 10 turners their favorite 5 tools in order. The lists will all be different.
Thompson spindle gouges come in regular, shallow and extra shallow. Either the shallow or the extra shallow could be described as a detail gouge, and both have a lot of steel under the flute.Following up on my post on Pinnacle tools above, the 3/8" spindle gouge seems kinda flimsy and unstable in use. Part of that could be my general lack of confidence with the spindle gouge, which I'm working on.
That said, I am sort of in the market for a nice spindle gouge that's a little more heavy duty, not so prone to tool-rest chatter. This is another area where the terminology is kind of confusing. There are so many detail gouges, spindle detail gouges, etc. I am looking for "the one." I'll probably spring for a really good one from either Thompson, Carter and Son, D-Way, or a similar maker.