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post #1 of 7 Old 03-08-2011, 01:37 AM Thread Starter
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Just wanted to give props to Doug Thompson and Thompson Lathe tools. I ordered (after hours on Friday) a bowl gouge and handle from Doug and it was waiting for me when I got home tonight, engraved and all. Don't see service like that much anymore. Can't wait to get into the shop tomorrow and put it to wood.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Doug is a hard worker and dedicated to what he is doing. I love his tools.
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Doug has the best tools on the market and great service.
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I keep hearing Doug Thompson and really thinking about going that route.
I'm just starting out so I was wondering if you'd share the cost.
I'm thinking my first purchase of a 1/2" bowl gouge.

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Here's a link to Doug's site.
http://www.thompsonlathetools.com/
I got the 1/2" bowl gouge and a handle, so total was $120 with shipping (and engraving). A little higher than some of the Sorby or Taylor tools, but I won't need to buy another handle for any other 1/2" tool. Plus I love the fact that the handles are squared off a little, they don't roll around on the lathe or the bench. Well worth the money. I'm already looking at a 5/8" bowl gouge and one of his detail gouges.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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I have a couple of those, 1/2" bowl gouge and a detail gouge... very nice. No complaints at all.

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My lovely wife has just ordered a Thompson 1/2" bowl gouge for me as a birthday present ... here's where I have to learn patience, that's over two weeks away

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