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Thompson Lathe Tools

Thompson Lathe Tools are amoung highest quality turning tools on the market today, each one handcrafted in a 13 step process.  To keep the quality high and price low it will continue like it is… each handcrafted by Doug Thompson… one at a time.
As Doug says “Turning should be fun NOT a burden on your wallet”.

HANDCRAFTED LATHE TOOLS

From start to finish each tool is handcrafted by Doug Thompson. The first thing you will notice there is more steel under the flute than other tools, this creates a stronger tool that’s easy to control especially when it needs to be extended far over the rest for those hard to reach details. Bowl gouges are a balance between flute shape and depth to prevent clogging. The shank will fit any aftermarket handle and are polished so they slide easily on the rest. A gunmetal finish, which is actually from the heat treatment, gives each tool a unique character all it’s own. All tools are 10 inches long with a 6 inch flute except the 5/8 – 3/4 inch bowl gouges that are 12 inches long with a 7 inch flute.

STEEL, PROCESS AND CRYOGENICS

The tools are made from the best steel on the market, CPM 10V® (A-11) a powder metal manufactured by Crucible Materials Corporation with a 9.75% vanadium content to hold an edge longer and has a proven history in woodturning. The steel is hardened to 60-62 Rockwell, triple tempered with a cryogenic treatment between the first and second temper. The cryogenic treatment at this stage transforms the bulk of the retained austinite to martensite and form very fine “eta” carbides much finer than tempering alone, this increases the durability and toughness of the steel. Nothing else can be done to this steel!

Thompson V Bowl Gouge

Thompson V Bowl Gouge

Thompson 1/8 Inch Parting Tool
Thompson 1/8 Inch Parting Tool
Thompson Tools are one of the most sought after turning tools on the market today. A11 steel provides a long lasting edge for long lasting performance.
Available Qty: 3
Price: $60.00

3/8 Inch Tools

Thompson 3/8 Inch Detail Gouge
Thompson 3/8 Inch Detail Gouge
Thompson Tools are one of the most sought after turning tools on the market today. A11 steel provides a long lasting edge for long lasting performance.
Available Qty: 1
Price: $50.00
Thompson 3/8 Inch Spindle Gouge
Thompson 3/8 Inch Spindle Gouge
Thompson Tools are one of the most sought after turning tools on the market today. A11 steel provides a long lasting edge for long lasting performance.
Price: $50.00
Thompson 3/8 Inch V Bowl Gouge
Thompson 3/8 Inch V Bowl Gouge
V-shaped Bowl Gouge - 3/8" The tools are made from CPM-10V, this is a powder steel with a 10% vanadium content. The steel is hardened to 60-62 Rockwell, triple tempered with a cryogenic treatment between the first and second temper to form more "eta" carbides. Nothing else can be done to this steel! The shank is turned down to fractional size so it will fit any handle. All tools are 10 inches long with a 6 inch flute except the 5/8 bowl gouges that are 12 inches long with a 7 inch flute.
Price: $55.00

                                          1/2 Inch Tools

Thompson 1/2 Inch V Bowl Gouge
Thompson 1/2 Inch V Bowl Gouge
V-SHAPE BOWL GOUGES The V shape Bowl gouge is a balance between flute shape and depth to prevent clogging. A fingernail grind is provided that works well on a roughing or finishing cut... Doug Thompson's personal favorite.
Available Qty: 5
Price: $65.00
Thompson 1/2 Inch Spindle Gouge
Thompson 1/2 Inch Spindle Gouge
THOMPSON SPINDLE GOUGES The spindle gouge has a flute depth of 50% of the stock diameter. This is a good all around spindle tool that is easy to control.
Price: $60.00
Thompson 5/8 Inch V-Shaped Bowl Gouge
Thompson 5/8 Inch V-Shaped Bowl Gouge
V-SHAPE BOWL GOUGES The V shape Bowl gouge is a balance between flute shape and depth to prevent clogging. A fingernail grind is provided that works well on a roughing or finishing cut... Doug Thompson's personal favorite.
Available Qty: 1
Price: $90.00
VincesWoodNWonders.com Gift Certificate
VincesWoodNWonders.com Gift Certificate
Gift Certificates are available and are perfect for friends and family!
Price: $25.00
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      Scrapers and Skews

Scrapers-10-12-15
Thompson 1-1/4 Inch Scaper
Thompson 1-1/4 Inch Scaper
Thompson scrapers are made from V10 HSS. Thompson Lathe Tools are amoung highest quality turning tools on the market today, each one handcrafted in a 13 step process. To keep the quality high and price low it will continue like it is… each handcrafted by Doug Thompson… one at a time. As Doug says “Turning should be fun NOT a burden on your wallet”. HANDCRAFTED LATHE TOOLS From start to finish each tool is handcrafted by Doug Thompson. The first thing you will notice there is more steel under the flute than other tools, this creates a stronger tool that’s easy to control especially when it needs to be extended far over the rest for those hard to reach details. Bowl gouges are a balance between flute shape and depth to prevent clogging. The shank will fit any aftermarket handle and are polished so they slide easily on the rest. A gunmetal finish, which is actually from the heat treatment, gives each tool a unique character all it’s own. All tools are 10 inches long with a 6 inch flute except the 5/8 – 3/4 inch bowl gouges that are 12 inches long with a 7 inch flute. STEEL, PROCESS AND CRYOGENICS The tools are made from the best steel on the market, CPM 10V® (A-11) a powder metal manufactured by Crucible Materials Corporation with a 9.75% vanadium content to hold an edge longer and has a proven history in woodturning. The steel is hardened to 60-62 Rockwell, triple tempered with a cryogenic treatment between the first and second temper. The cryogenic treatment at this stage transforms the bulk of the retained austinite to martensite and form very fine “eta” carbides much finer than tempering alone, this increases the durability and toughness of the steel. Nothing else can be done to this steel!
Available Qty: 1
Price: $90.00
Thompson 1 Inch Skew
Thompson 1 Inch Skew
Scrapers and skews are priced higher because of the flat stock they are made from or lack of flat stock available. M2 for example can be purchased as bar stock, if you need a piece ¼ inch thick by 1 inch wide it’s available. Matter of fact most common steels can be purchased in almost any size you could imagine. This steel is not common and only sold in round bars, flat sheets and large blocks. It’s simple buy a sheet and cut it up! If you buy the entire sheet the cost is only 70% higher because the manufacture has to take extra time to roll this to size let alone the number of times it has to be annealed during this process. When you buy the sheet it needs to be cut to size, it can’t be done with a band saw so it has to be sent out. While it’s out the surface needs to be ground smooth. A block of steel would be the same as if you went to the local store bought an 8X8 and cut it up into scrapers and skews.
Price: $90.00
Thompson 3/4 Inch Scraper
Thompson 3/4 Inch Scraper
Scrapers and skews are priced higher because of the flat stock they are made from or lack of flat stock available. M2 for example can be purchased as bar stock, if you need a piece ¼ inch thick by 1 inch wide it’s available. Matter of fact most common steels can be purchased in almost any size you could imagine. This steel is not common and only sold in round bars, flat sheets and large blocks. It’s simple buy a sheet and cut it up! If you buy the entire sheet the cost is only 70% higher because the manufacture has to take extra time to roll this to size let alone the number of times it has to be annealed during this process. When you buy the sheet it needs to be cut to size, it can’t be done with a band saw so it has to be sent out. While it’s out the surface needs to be ground smooth. A block of steel would be the same as if you went to the local store bought an 8X8 and cut it up into scrapers and skews.
Price: $70.00

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