I was turning a piece of what appeared to be maple. Anyhow it was very dry and I tried as best as I could and the turning was not smooth but rough. I started out with an Ewt easy rougher, then a Ewt easy finisher and then a Doug Thompsom 3/8" and 1/2" bowl gouge. Dougs tools worked the best but still left a lot to be desired. I had never turned much wood this dry. All mine has been fresh cut green wood. Tools were pretty sharp. I have used all these tools plus a bunch of others and they have worked great. Ill try again tomorrow. Any help is appreciated.!