Hello all. This is my first post, so please bear with me. I am pretty new to wood turning, been doing other types of woodworking for years though. I bought my first lathe (a Nova Comet 2) and I love it. I have been turning everything I can get my hands on. I had my first bad experience, and I am trying to learn from my mistake. I bought a really nice piece of Bloodwood from Woodcraft, took it home, scraped off the wax, and turned a gorgeous bowl. Next morning, the thing was just about cracked into a hundred pieces!!! Ouch. So I learned all I could about drying wood slowly, using chemicals vs. twice turning and so on. Well I went out and got myself a moisture meter to help figure out how dry the woods I want to use are. It works great, but one problem...I have no idea what MC the wood should be at before I put it on the lathe! I got a bunch of exotic blanks that I am starting to dry out, but how do I know if they are dry enough to turn?? Unfortunately I only have about a year left before I wont be able to do this anymore, so I want to be able to enjoy it as much as possible while I still can. Any advice would be really appreciated.