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    New tool

    I broke down and treated myself to the CiO easy finisher that are being sold through LV now. I just did some testing on a yellow cedar bowl that I am working on but I am already very impressed. Been thinking of the new easy hollower that they are selling as the next purchase ( as soon as LV start selling it). So long as the tests with this one go good. Oh yea pics to follow.
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    Congrats Drew. Make sure you give us a good run down on that thing. I have been resisting buying one because of the price. Looks like it would finish a piece nicely and be able to go places a bowl gouge may not go.
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    Good for you, Drew. I have to say I've never been sorry with things I bought from Lee Valley.
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    I like my Ci0 a lot. I tend to save it for those times when I'm having trouble getting a good cut with my other tools. I also use it in my Monster hollowing rig.
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    If you post a picture from a catalog....
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    Well I put it through the paces on the yellow cedar bowl. It is outstanding. I was a little shy with it at first and had to go and check out the web page to see how it really works ( was sort of using it like a scraper with the same cutting angle). Once I got over that hurdle it went great. I can see myself getting a few more of these toools espesially the hollower. It is bigger and heavier than I had expected and could use a slightly skinner handle but not by much. I did find out one bad thing about the tool though and that is it doesn't fit into my tool rack. So off to the design table again to re design my tool rack. Oh yea and here are some pics ( not from the tool cataloge) and Lv was a better price than I found it on line at.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails CiO easy tool 009 - Copy.JPG   CiO easy tool 011 - Copy.JPG   CiO easy tool 012 - Copy.JPG   CiO easy tool 013 - Copy.JPG   CiO easy tool 014 - Copy.JPG  

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    Drew i have the easy rougher by easywoods and really love it. As i have the hunter finisher i havn't gott'n the finisher by easywoods. Now the hollower i really want and will get one,one of these days. Congrats on a great tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynthia White View Post
    Good for you, Drew. I have to say I've never been sorry with things I bought from Lee Valley.
    Lee Valley just recently started selling the Easy Wood tools, but the folks who make them (Craig and Donna Jackson) are great people with excellent products...a perfect fit for Lee Valley. Craig is a turner and machinist who decided to come up with an easier way to rough out a bowl, and through a lot of experimenting and research, he's developed a great line of tools. And he's continually looking for ways to improve the products. A year or so ago I was involved in a field test he was doing on some new cutters, to see if there were better ones than what he was using. (The new ones weren't as good, at least in my opinion.)
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    LV seems to be having a hard time here keeping the tools in stock here. I was on a waiting list to get one of the three that were ariving at the store. Now that says a lot about a product when there is a great demand for it. Just hoping that Rob brings in the hollower next. In this economy of recycling and not wasting things I like the idea of not having to re buy the entire tool and just getting the replacment cutter heads.
    Daily Thought: SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES..... NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS...............

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    Oh and while I am at it just want to pass on a huge thanks to Harvey for sharing some of his older bowl blanks with me it. The yellow cedar bowl blank has spread a great aroma all through the house.
    Daily Thought: SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES..... NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS...............

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