Matt what I use is a #3 or #4 hunter tool or most times after watching Mike Mahoney at two of his demo's I use a P & N 3/8" or 1/2" bowl gouge with a conventional grind. That's what he called it. It is ground kinda like a roughing gouge on a wolverine jig. I now use a Tormek to sharpen and hone. Then make some super smooth cuts. Most times using those two different tools I can start sanding at 150 or 180 grit.
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