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#1 posted 10-01-2018 02:05 PM

I agree, sharpen your tools. Wet wood is a dream to turn. If you want a nice perfect bowl, then turn it rough, leaving it a 1/2” thick. Then paper bag it in own chips and wait for it to dry.
Or, when turning wet wood. You can finish it in a single turning session. Must get it a uniform thickness or it will crack while drying. And finish it all in one session at the lathe.
If you walk away from it for a lunch break, and return an hour later the wood will have moved enough to make a huge difference.
The bowl will warp some as it dries. Never known what you will get. I like that myself.
Also, leave enough on the bottom of the bowl to go back and clean it up after it dries. Sometimes they move enough that ththeththey don’t sit flat after drying.

-- John

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