I also use the mid size easy wood finisher for some but I also have a set of nano turning tools which has a round carbide cutter ( tool is about 9" long) that works well. Since it is smaller it takes less effort to get a small cut which I think puts less pressure on the bowl. If you search nano woodturning you will find their site. They have some you tube videos as well.They have one nice feature. They sell a sharpening set up for their carbide cutters. When making smaller turnings the tools work well. I use them quite a bit. I don't have a detail gouge but I don't like to use small bowl gouge on open turnings. I don't seem to have the knack for not catching the edge and ripping off a row. I'm not a expert turner like most of you so that probably is the source of my problem. Both of my bowl gouges are ground to the Ellsworth edge.Thanks Bluemax, that was basically my thought as well. I did end up doing a bit of rough turning on the outside this morning as well. I first used Power sanding to take the corners down and then used my small Easy Wood carbide cutter to take a bit more. What is your tool of choice? Bob had recommended the Thompsons 1/4 Detail Gouge. I think Tom Lohman uses the Easy Wood as well.