I hollowed out a couple small green wood boxes a few days ago and left them about 1" thick but hollowed to near final depth (still 1" thick). Then put them into paper bag and put in the house to dry slowly. After couple weeks I opened up the bag and they had not cracked but had warpped so bad that I could not see trying to finish turning them - threw them into the designer firewood pile and moved on.
Anybody dry rough hollow boxes another way?? It could be the wood which is pepperwood but I have had good luck with it drying in rough bowl form................................
Pictures 1-2 are small boxes I turned out of some dry wood that was sitting around - Walnut and Mesquite - Picture 2 is interesting because both top and bottom
came from the same tree but in different areas and did not look different at first but turned out much lighter as I got closer to finishing.............Finished
with EEE and Shellawax
Pictures 3-4 is a NIP Vessel turned to approx 3/16 thick - 5 1/2 wide and 11
inches tall - Finished with EEE and Shellawax