I want to try my hand at something bigger than a Yo-Yo. I recently cut down a apple tree in my back yard. I kept the wood for my fireplace but now I want to turn some of it so I would like to know about how long it would take for this wood to dry out to a place where I could turn it. After finding this site recently I'm now inspired to try to make something larger than what I have done in the past. If I keep some of the wood dry by putting it in my garage....how long? A year...two??? Do I just leave it with the bark on it? I have it cut up into about 10-15 inch long peices that are about 6-12 inches across.