Went to my first turning demo yesterday,
Andy Di Pietro is an established hollow form artist, whom I met a couple of years back in PA when I visited Bill Grumbine's shop.
He showed how to select the wood on the log if possible. He turned one demo piece, which ultimately wouldn't survive the day because he didn't have time to finish turning it. Here it is 'mostly' finished:
more later, the LOML and I are off to the Remsen Barnfest.