Problem with pecan surface
This is my third (4th?) attempt at a bowl. One of the first three was pecan, and the cut surface didn't show much torn grain at all. Unfortunately, due to multiple "design modifications", it ended rather badly.
This attempt is from the same log, even the same cut of the log, but the surface is horrible. Grain is torn all around except where the cut is on the long grain, and only a short spot at that. I've used this same wood for small projects with good results.
If I'm doing something different, I don't know what it is. I'm using a bowl gouge, which I keep sharp, try to make small cuts, watch the bevel, etc.
I've seen other's project of pecan on the internet, but is there something I'm missing? Or are some pieces of wood just unsuitable?