I was turning a dry, spalted maple bowl today, and it became evident toward the end of shaping the outside, I needed to shear cut if it was going to be anywhere close to smooth. I used my 1/2" bowl gouge, low and I think at a good shearing angle. Getting tool control good enough to sweep around even an 8" bowl is a challenge (especially without a curved tool rest). But I'm wondering about different ways to use different tools for shear cutting/scraping on difficult wood. Can we consolidate some tips here in this thread?