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Sep 19th, 2013 at 12:57pm
 
I love this tool, and most of the turners who have them, don't really seem to know how to use them or what can actually be done with them.

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Reply #1 - Sep 19th, 2013 at 1:50pm
 
Robo-  Thanks.  I have been toying with the idea of giving Doug a bit more money.  I just couldn't figure out what for.  Now I think I know.   Grin Grin
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Reply #2 - Sep 19th, 2013 at 4:20pm
 
Looks good, Reed!

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Reply #3 - Sep 19th, 2013 at 11:38pm
 
Good explanation Reed, I have the Henry Taylor large set with good heavy cross section. Your video confirms the approach to get the most from these tools. Thanks for sharing.
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Reply #4 - Sep 20th, 2013 at 9:06am
 
Now I know what to do with all the broken axles from snowblowers etc. Nice hard steel, better than HSS. Have to be careful not to over heat or have to anneal them after. Oh the possibilities are great and I always say never throw good material away, proof again that they eventually find a use.
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Reply #5 - Sep 20th, 2013 at 1:31pm
 
I have got to get me one of those!  Thanks Reed!
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Reply #6 - Sep 20th, 2013 at 6:19pm
 
Reminds me of my first turning exercise in the 7th grade of school, some 70 years ago==same similar types of tool, just the old carbon steel.  Scrapper type of turning, which I believe you are showing as a correct method of use.  Live long enough=====Regards Smiley
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Re: Fluteless gouges
Reply #7 - Sep 20th, 2013 at 6:44pm
 
Reed- On my last trip to Doug's web site I bought one of these because of your high regard of these in other videos of yours. Your advice has been thoughtful and solid every time I have come here with questions.
Thanks for this tutorial I had no idea on how to use this. I'll have a go right now!
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Reply #8 - Sep 20th, 2013 at 7:11pm
 
OK! Got it! Works great for me now!
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Reply #9 - Sep 20th, 2013 at 9:05pm
 
Impressive Reed.

I made my first fluteless gouge around 2007~8 and now have a handful of different sizes and shapes. Each are an important part of my tool kit.

While I'm sure I'll never abandon my bowl gouges, I'll admit that I've often wondered how much the flute ready adds to the tool. With the exception of chip extraction your video really show that the flute really doesn't add that much.

You did just about every cut that any bowl gouge can do along with some cuts a skew can do. The fact that there is more steel on the tool means there is a lot less vibration which is a major consideration. Plus not having to cut a flute means its a whole lot easier for a person to make their own tools.
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Reply #10 - Sep 20th, 2013 at 11:02pm
 
nice video. certainly answered most of my questions about fluteless gouges. certainly all i can think of as far as the thompson type goes. thanks for taking the time.
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Reply #11 - Oct 29th, 2013 at 10:02am
 
Great presentation Reed.
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Reply #12 - Jan 24th, 2014 at 2:38am
 
Just finished some very wet cherry, the flute-less gouge along with your video made it a lot of fun!
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Re: Fluteless gouges
Reply #13 - Jan 25th, 2014 at 1:41pm
 
Good explanation  and video, although still not my cup of tea.
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While I'm sure I'll never abandon my bowl gouges, I'll admit that I've often wondered how much the flute ready adds to the tool. With the exception of chip extraction your video really show that the flute really doesn't add that much.

I still find these tools to less forgiving, more prone to catch or skate if the angle is off.
I'll stick with my gouges.
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Reply #14 - Jan 25th, 2014 at 5:13pm
 
Ed,
If it is skating off, then that is more like the skew when you come off the bevel, though with the steeper bevel, the skating won't be so dramatic. I can't say that I have ever had a catch with one of these. High shear angle, and drop the handle slightly and you can't get it off balance. If you lived close by I would have you over for a session.

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