I was turning a bowl out of some really old, really curly, powder dry redwood. There were no curlies flying around, just powder so I guessing a moisture content of 2-3%. Since the Thompson 3/8" V-gouge hadn't been used yet, it was extremely sharp, I discounted dull tools. I was wondering if a spray bottle applied sparingly would help put enough moisture back into the blank...not warping it I hope, but allowing smoother turning. Still had some good sized tear-out on the inside despite fresh really sharp tool. Finished thickness is 1/8", 9"x4", recessed foot and 4 coats of rattle can laquer. Thoughts and suggestions are needed!