A friend is getting a guitar for his birthday made of cocobolo and adirondack spruce. To commemorate the event, I'm planning to make him a cigar pen with adirondack spruce for the top end and cocobolo for the lower end. I tried turning a spruce test blank tonight, because I suspected the spruce might be subject to a lot of tearout. Boy, was I right - everything I tried caused tearout at varying levels. I'm thinking the only solution is to get close and sand to the final shape. Are there any tips you veteran turners can offer?