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Ed Weber
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Nov 13th, 2017 at 9:34am
 
So last week I asked about your most recent purchase. This week we want to know about your best purchase. What the best tool you've bought or been gifted, you know the one you use all the time and would be lost without.

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Aside from you lathe, What is your best turning related tool, your favorite?
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Re: Best Purchase
Reply #1 - Nov 13th, 2017 at 1:39pm
 
Probably the (2) 1/2" gouges from Thompson. Really changed how I turn.

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Reply #2 - Nov 13th, 2017 at 2:51pm
 
Hard to say right off the top of my head, but my NR scraper is my major go to tool to clean up.. pretty much everything. Smiley

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Reply #3 - Nov 13th, 2017 at 9:24pm
 
I would have to say when I first got a Robust tool rest.
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Re: Best Purchase
Reply #4 - Nov 13th, 2017 at 11:09pm
 
I'm not sure I could live without my vacuum chucking system.
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Rick Caron
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Re: Best Purchase
Reply #5 - Nov 16th, 2017 at 6:07pm
 
Ralph      what type  of grind  do you have on your  NR?      I first tried a 70/30.   Worked   fairly good.  Then i tried   A  35/35     Worked even better.     But they call that  a  skew?????????    All i know it works   best for me     taking out tool marks.   Of course  the  bur  has to be on the top.    and  barely touch the wood.    But you already  that.
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Reply #6 - Nov 17th, 2017 at 10:19am
 
Buying some CBN wheels made a big difference for me.
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Re: Best Purchase
Reply #7 - Nov 18th, 2017 at 4:34pm
 
Rick..
No idea what the angles are.... have been using it as it came and resharpening to those angles.

I will check it out this weekend.... it seems to be same on both sides.


As soon as I started using my robust rests, the tool almost glided along it compared to the garbage that Powermatic provides.



On another note, yet close to this one...

I got my new 19" Grizzly bandsaw in yesterday!!!!!  I'm so lucky to have a friend who is 20 years younger than I am!!! Plus he has a co worker who helped move it to my shop as it is over 500lbs!!!

I owe SOOOO many bowls!!! Shocked
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Re: Best Purchase
Reply #8 - Nov 19th, 2017 at 1:58pm
 
Looks like you guys don't need a chuck.  I do! I turn very little with out a chuck.  Have about 7 of them.
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Re: Best Purchase
Reply #9 - Yesterday at 7:08pm
 
I love my vacuum chuck.
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