I was whining a while back over being disappointed in the finish I was getting on the alumilite blanks. Tim of the McKenizie clan threw down the gauntlet and challenged me to try one of his blanks...gratis. So...I took up the challenge and 'lost' fair and square. His blanks are superb...easy to turn and took a great, hassle-free, shine. He's taught me a lesson and won a customer. Many thanks, Tim...I'll be placing an order soon!