With the thicker wood you will have to soak longer as long as maybe a week. I did some green wood peppermills, let them soak for a week and then wrapped them in brown paper grocery sack. I let them dry for a couple of months, put them back on the lathe and they came out fine. I had a couple of maple, cherry and walnut.
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