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Blog entry by WoodArtbyJR posted 06-07-2011 03:47 PM 1455 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is on special at Peachtree Woodworking right now for 50% off ($42.59, reg $84.99). http://www.ptreeusa.com/edirect_060311.htm
Anyone have one of these and or has anyone used them? I’m thinking of buying the Ci1 & Ci0, in the un-handled version, (based on reviews here at LJ) and thought these handles might be a step UP? I guess the real question is, a handle is a handle, right? OR, once you buy a handle (or 2) then you can purchase future chisles in the un-handled version and save money. Correct, or am I looking at this from the wrong direction?

Your comments and thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Thx

Jim

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington



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peteg

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#1 posted 06-07-2011 11:47 PM

Jim, these are popular here in NZ, one of our local woodturning tool makers has a good range including double ended gouges.
Could be worth having a look at www.woodcut-tools.com (to maybe reinforce the idea)
BTW, the woodcut are great tools as they have replaceable tips, the tips are made from a special steel combo & hold an edge like no other tools I have ever used. I use these as my “go to” tools, I bought a range over the years unhanded & did my own handles mainly out of Kwila as I like the weight & feel, I also have long fingers so my handles are a bit fatter than the usual.
This site will give you a good idea Jim as to the merits of this type of arrangement, very worthwile having a good look at this option.
One of the down sides is if this is your only setup then you will spend a lot of time changing tools, you would I suggest still need a range of every day tools, ie. parting tool, scews etc.
Good luck with your research & keep us posted with what you decide.
Kiwi Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#2 posted 07-07-2011 02:09 AM

Got the handle. Nice and heavly built to stand just about any possible use. I am satified and should have bought more then one.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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