I have never used a roughing gouge or a scraper on any bowls. I use a 5/8" bowl gouge to rough the outside to a reasonable shape then switch to my 1/2" bowl gouge to clean up and shape the outside. When I turn it around I use my 5/8" to hog out most of the wood then switch again to the 1/2" or sometimes the 3/8" to shape the inside. My final 2 or 3 cuts are done with a freshly sharpened P & N conventional bowl gouge (no swept side). I can start sanding at about 150 instead of 80 grit on most woods but some still give you some tearout. Then I switch to what Bill calls the 80 grit gouge. If you can get Bill Grumbines DVD Turned Bowls Made Easy. He shows you about all the cuts you need.
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