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  1. #1
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    Default Thompson turning tool bulk buy?

    With the demise of Carbatec's Hamlet ASP stock I'm offering to organise a bulk buy of Doug Thompson A-11 tools from the US.

    This steel is more abrasion resistant and cuts cleaner than M2.

    Note that all the tools are unhandled and US bowl and spindle gouge measures are rod diameters.

    Read about them here and Google for user experiences.

    The purpose of the bulk buy is to save on postage. The savings are proportional to the number and size of the tools shipped. There's little advantage if two or three members only want one small tool each. I'll do the work if there is at least 5 tools in the order in total.

    Once the numbers are in I'll ask for a discount but don't expect to get one since Doug is a one-man show.

    This is how it would work:

    1. You do your research and let me know what you want. Check the website for availability and indicate if the item is out of stock; I don't want to hold up the buy waiting for stock but will ask Doug about ETAs.
    2. Once all the orders are in I'll get a shipping price from Doug and let you know your share
    3. You will need to pay me upfront at the PayPal exchange rate which is marginally lower than bank rates.
    4. Once they're landed I'll let you know the local leg postage cost and pack and post your tool(s). Smaller ones (under 500g and < c. 180 mm will be $5.50 ea). A 5/8 bowl gouge will be $9.60.

    You can roughly work out what you'll be up for by pricing a tool on Doug's website, calculating pro rata the shipping cost to Oz (see the rates below), converting to Oz dollars (http://www.xe.com/ucc/, adding about 3% for the different rate), then adding an estimate for local postage.

    Note that this may not be a quick process due to my periodic absences from Melbourne. If anyone else wants to volunteer feel free. I have no commercial interest in the deal and may not even have an order in.

    Also note that I won't do detailed research beforehand on local postage costs for multiple tools in one parcel. If a few bucks either way will be a deal-breaker then please don't join in.

    Please post your queries or proposed orders below. Once they tail off I'll set a close date.

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    Shipping rates from the US:
    • 3/8 & 1/2 (up to 5 total) diameter tools can be shipped world wide for $12.95 USD
    • 5/8 & 3/4 diameter tools, shipping cost world wide is $41.95 USD (up to 15 in this box)
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    Cheers, Ern

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    Ern I'll definitely be in it for 1, quite possibly 2, I'll let you know by the end of the week if it is 1 or 2 after I've had a chance to suss out the different profiles and sizes

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    You can pencil me in for one each of the 3/8" detail & 3/8" v-bowl gouges...
    I may be weird, but I'm saving up to become eccentric.

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    Put me down for a 1x3/8" V bowl gouge and 1x3/4" V bowl gouge, thanks Ern.

    Neil
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    Goodo.

    Just to reinforce the point made in another thread: US bowl and spindle gouge measures are rod diameters, not flute widths. I got caught out with this on my first order from the US. There's quite a difference.
    Cheers, Ern

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    One more thing which like the last I've added to the OP:

    Check the website for availability of your order and indicate if the item is out of stock; I don't want to hold up the buy waiting for stock but will ask Doug about ETAs.
    Cheers, Ern

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    Ern
    Please put me down for
    1x3/8 detail
    1x5/8 v bowl gouge
    Thanks

    cheers
    gidgee 1

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    I'm interested, I'll do my homework.
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    OK I am in, let me do my homework and I'll get back to you. I am not in any great hurry, so your absences etc are no bother to me.


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    UPDATE: Doug will ship 10 or more tools free.
    Cheers, Ern

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    Hi Ern

    If you have room please

    put me down for a 1/2" U shaped bowl gouge, Item # 12U.

    Thanks. Phil.

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    OK, I've picked out 3.

    How are you going to work out the exchange rate to be able to collect the money first?

    I guess you could apply an adjustment when it comes time to collect or with the shipping costs to blokes like me at the other end of the continent.

    I wouldn't mind if you ended up with a bit extra on the deal for your time & effort but I'd hate to see you out of pocket.

    Let me know how you want to collect these orders.
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    Sounds good. Let me do my homework and I'll get back to you. Probably 1 or 2 tools at this stage.

    Thanks for organising it Ern.

    Cheers,
    Dave
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    Hi Ern,

    Managed to keep myself to 1 tool...

    Detail Gouge - 3/8" Item# 38D - $US40

    Comes out somewhere near $53-ish plus whatever postage. Let me know the rest of the details (such as how and when to pay) once you sort the rest out. Second what Cliff said - hope you end up with something out of this.

    Cheers,
    Dave
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    Would love a bowl gouge or two. Will do my home work and get back.
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