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#1 posted 08-20-2019 06:55 PM

You would definitely have less trouble using conventional tools like roughing gouge or skew. JMHO might be pressing too hard on soft wood with you carbide tool like already mention might try round cutter just don’t press too hard! Just be little more patient! Also didn’t mention lathe speed but slowest rpm’s for me would be 1,000 rpm.

Think carbide tools excel at exotic hard wood, bone and stone on most domestic woods cannot beat convention tools. Know a champion bird caller uses his inexpensive conventional scraper on his calls normally exotic woods and domestic wood. He does do lot of sanding and doesn’t worry about sanding scratches. He sells every one he makes!
Good luck with it!

-- Bill

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