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post #21 of 25 Old 05-29-2011, 11:50 PM
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OK what size handles would you use for the following thompson gouges?

14D, 38S, and 12U or would you make your own? Can I use the same handle for all 3 gouges?
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Big fan

I have some of there bowl gouges. I am a big fan of these tools. They are strong, sharpen well, and cut great. And, relatively speaking, they are cheap...

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I didn't look up the tools but if they have the same tang diameter you can use the same handle. I like the 14 or 16" length the best. If they are different size tangs then you would need a different handle or you can buy a handle that takes adaptors that are mounted on each tool. I believe Trent Bosch sells such a system.
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I have a few of the Thompsons. They are worth every penny spent. You can't go wrong with these & they will be among your favorites.

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OK what size handles would you use for the following thompson gouges?

14D, 38S, and 12U or would you make your own? Can I use the same handle for all 3 gouges?

I received my gouges today, I bought the Detail 3/8 38D, Spindle gouge 3/8 38S, and the U-shaped bowl gouge 1/2 12U. I tried hte spindle gouge and all I have to say is WOW what a difference! I bought the large handle from tp://www.2sand.com/Woodturning+Tools/ the large one-way handle that is 1/2" and 5/8" hole with the 5/8" to 3/8" adaptor. I may buy the smaller handle later but for now I like the feel of the large handle. The prices were at a good discount as compared to the one-way site, and the shipping was excellent from both Thompson and 2sand. I ordered both on 5/31/11 and shipped USPS. I will post a comment as soon as I turn a bowl. http://www.pennstateind.com/store/LCGRIND4.html

By the way has anyone bought the PSI sharpening system? For the money it is less cost as compared to its competitor.

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