Continuing my gloat over the flame box elder.. I roughed out a bowl today.. the bowl is 11 x 4.5 inches and has some nice flame running through it. It's just roughed out and soaking in the DNA (hopefully it won't ruin the flame).
I plan to cut the walls a lot thinner after it dries out from the DNA.
The wood was so wet it actually slung a line of water across the floor of my shop and once when I reach across the bowl to the lathe switch I thought it was raining in the shop. A couple of times when I touched the bowl with my scraper, I got more water then sawdust. May be a new way to dry wood... put it on the lathe and spin it real fast for a couple of hours??