Doug, owner of Thompson Lathe Tools, thompsonlathetools.com, is an awesome metallurgist and machinist. He makes all sorts of cool tools for woodturners such as fingernail, spindle and bowl gouges, skews and the like. He is an all around good guy that doesn't mind helping people and answering your emails.
I just fit one of my tools purchased from him with a wooden, White Oak handle and am absolutely loving the quality of cuts and the overall quality of the tooling. You can tell just by holding the tooling that it is quality.
Over a year - a long story
1 year ago