I have been turning pens for a while now and have only done about 4-5 bowls. It seems when I do a bowl I get a lot of grain tear and chips. I think I am shear scraping pretty well with my bowl gouge but it still does not seem to clean it up enough. I recently read an older article in Shop Notes about bowl gouge usage and the lathe speeds they mentioned in the article seemed fast (600 for roughing and 1200 for hollowing). I thought if I could go at a faster speed then it might make for a nicer finish. Is there a rule of thumb here? Does a faster RPM get a nicer finish? (After roughing of course) Is there a reference somewhere by chance? Thanks for any help.