I found a nice piece of redbud down the street and being too small to get a decent bowl I figured I'd give hollowing a shot. I shaped the outside to 8" x 6", drilled out the center with a forstner bit and went to work with my hunter #5 and bought an ez tool #3 for the curved sections at my local Woodcraft. This is proving to be a lot more challenging that I anticipated, had a number of catches and I feel like I've been running a jackhammer all day in my hands/arms. Also, that ez tool seems like a catch machine, perhaps I don't have the cavity big enough yet but it is scaring me... I think I see why people get the jigs that bolt to their ways.
What speed do you typically run for hollowing?