Finish cuts on the outside of 10-12" bowls?
Today I finish turned a 10" maple bowl and was making the finish cuts on the outside with a side ground bowl gouge. Maybe because it's been a month or two since my last bowl I was having a heck of a time getting the finish cuts right and ended up spending a couple of hours of quality time with 80 grit sandpaper. For the inside cuts I usually mostly use the bowl gouge, but maybe touch it up at the end with an inside scraper.
I'll get there eventually with the bowl gouge, but am I making it hard on myself by not having some kind of scraper for the outside? What kind of scraper does one even use on the outside?
The bowl came out pretty decent, right now the walnut oil is drying.