What many do not know is that Thompson Turning Tools was born here on WoodCentral.
About 10 years ago on one of the evening turning chats, I got into a heated discussion with Doug about the value of Glazer tools, and all the fancy metals and cryo treatments, etc, etc.
Basically at some point, Doug was telling me that he thought he could make a better tool, at a cheaper price. I told him he was full of it. A few weeks later, I got a gouge in the mail, and damned if he was not right.
And the rest they say is now history.