After reading Bernie's posts about Doug Thompson lathe tools I took the plunge at the Richmond symposium. Bought 3 bowl gouges and 1 detail gouge.
Happy to report that they are everything he said they were. Hold an edge a long time and cut like butter. Bought a couple handles from Jeff Peebles (if I remember the name correctly)(guess I didn't it's Dave Peebles, Thanks Vaughn), he was sharing a table with Doug and really like them too.
I had already purchased the bowl gouges and then Bernie was behind me in a demo rotation. Told me the detail gouges were great so I went back for 1 more. He must be working on commission.
Thanks for the heads up Bernie.