A friend loaned/gave me a brand new Henry Taylor ST 2000 tool and tips. This has a handle and shaft with interchangeable tips. A hollowing loop, a flat cut bowl gouge, and a bowl gouge with the wings laid back maybe 35 degrees.
This tool has been taken off the market and Henry Taylor no longer sells even the replacement tips. Hate to look a gift horse in the mouth but I would like to know why this tool was taken off the market. Too good? Too bad? Safety issues? E-mailed Henry Taylor, I'm getting ignored looks like.
I did pull the trigger on purchasing a Talon chuck from Packard Woodworks today and have a half inch Jacobs chuck on a #2 Morse taper coming from the same direction as the ST 2000 tool. Nice to have friends!
Current tally on bowls, one blew to pieces, one busted in half, one on the lathe that ain't likely to see the sun set tomorrow! I'm getting better but still have a ways to go. Need more of everything including experience and book lerning!