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Lee Watermann
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Re: Fluteless gouges
Reply #15 - Jan 25th, 2014 at 10:17pm
 
Robo,
Good presentation and very well explained.
How do you like the Robust and what were your decision makers? Hard for me to make up my mind as I keep changing.

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Re: Fluteless gouges
Reply #16 - Jan 26th, 2014 at 12:15pm
 
I love my Robust lathes. I have a Beauty and a Liberty. I wanted to step up from my old PM 3520A for more horse power. The Beauty comes with a 3 hp motor. I wanted a sliding headstock. I wanted made in America. Oneway was out, no sliding headstock. Serious was out for the same reason. VB36 was out because it just said 'bowl' lathe no matter the configuration. I also love the telescoping legs so you can set your lathe to any height without having to put it on risers. If you see one in person, the construction is second to none. If I ever set up a woodturning school, I may have other lathes so people can experiment, but I can't see many improvements that could be made. While not an engineer by trade, I do have the 'if it ain't broke, take it apart and fix it any way' syndrome. There are a lot of people who buy the sliding headstock and pivoting headstocks and never use that feature. I always slide it down to the end and can stand up straight and keep the tool in close to my body.

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Re: Fluteless gouges
Reply #17 - Jan 26th, 2014 at 2:45pm
 
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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.

Reed, I don't have an problems using these tools at all, I don't use them, hence no problem.
While I do appreciate the offer, it would be a short session, I'd rather sink a few cold ones instead of cursing at those evil tools. Like I said, not my cup of tea. I can get all the different cuts I need with the tools that like me without trying to tame those retched things.

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Re: Fluteless gouges
Reply #18 - Jan 26th, 2014 at 3:45pm
 
Ed,
That almost sounds like me and the skew.....

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Re: Fluteless gouges
Reply #19 - Jan 26th, 2014 at 5:01pm
 
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That almost sounds like me and the skew.....

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This is a family trendily forum, theirs no need for that kind of language.
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Re: Fluteless gouges
Reply #20 - Feb 12th, 2014 at 2:33pm
 
There are too many variables in bowl making, and too many tools. Whatever floats your boat  go for it. Smiley
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Re: Fluteless gouges
Reply #21 - Mar 4th, 2014 at 10:55pm
 
Great! Another tool I have to have. LOML isn't gonna be happy. Lol
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Re: Fluteless gouges
Reply #22 - Mar 4th, 2014 at 11:20pm
 
And if she's not happy...
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