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    New Tools

    Well it is finally all here. I bought a couple of gouges from Doug Thompson. 1/2" bowl gouge and 3/8" spindle gouge with handles from Dave Peebles. Hope I got the name right. I also had my Holdfast vacuum chuck come in last Friday. Finally got around to unpacking it tonight. Dave Hout gave me a demo using a pancake compressor and told me my Sears unit would work just fine. I got the tube that goes thru the headstock cut and now can't wait to give it a go. Now I just need some down time.
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    Bernie W.

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    Congrats, Bernie. You're gonna love having the vacuum chuck.

    Are these your first Thompson tools? If so, you're in for a treat. I'm up to four gouges and a skew, with plans to get more in the future.
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    Hi Bernie,

    Yep... you got the name right

    I believe you are going to love those gouges. I know I love mine. Plus.. after you use that vacuum system for a few days, you are sure to wonder how you survived without one.

    Best wishes,
    Dave

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    Thanks guys. Dave I really like the feel of the handles on these tools. I gave the spindle gouge some work out and the combo does feel good plus the gouge really cuts fine. I can see some more in the budget.
    Bernie W.

    Retirement: Thats when you return from work one day
    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

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    Hi Bernie,

    That is great to get the feedback. If you are happy... I am happy

    Best wishes,
    Dave

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