Over the Holiday my woodworking mentor gave me a Hunter Osprey carbide tool. He had won it in a drawing and gave it to me out of the blue (along with a live center and some nice pieces of wood). He has always been the most generous person that I know, a real inspiration. Anyway, I first had to turn a handle for the tool and then turned my 3rd and 4th bowls. The bowl pictured with the tool is 3rd and I'm pretty sure is white oak. The other two photos are the 4th which is mesquite. The tool was incredible. Both blanks were dry, I previously have tried turning dry wood for small platters but really struggled with HSS tools, this tool cut it like butter and didn't slow down.