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    Lathe tools ????

    Which tools are better?? Sorbey, Henry, P&N, Oneway..... Any advice in regards to this complex issue?
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    My preference is Thompson Tools. They stay sharper longer and are some great tools. I am slowly replacing my Sorby's, Henry's, etc. with these tools. You can find them doing a search for Thompson Lathe Tools.
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    Thompson's, for sure!

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    Lathe tools ????

    Dougs,hands down.I have about 5 or 6 of em

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Ward View Post
    Dougs,hands down.I have about 5 or 6 of em
    Dougs????
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    Doug Thompson

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    I also like "Doug Thompson" tools I have and USE 3 of them -- someday I will have more of them -- and I also have Ci1 and a Ci0 from Easy-wood tools.
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    Another vote for Thompson tools. They are reasonably priced and the stay sharp longer than any others I've used. The Ci1 and Ci0 from Easy Wood Tools and their little cousins are also a good addition, but I'd invest in good gouges first.

    And when you're ready to go hollowing, look up Randy Privett and Monster Lathe Tools. (I really like the Monster handles on Thompson gouges, too. Great combination.)
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    I've not yet had a chance to get one of Doug's tools, but I have had great luck with Hamlet and P&N tools.
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    I don't have any yet, but having met Doug, and used the original Bill Grumbine v-gouge (once, for about a minute) I'm hooked, Doug Thompson when I can afford to and need to upgrade. Benjamin's best until then .
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