Stu, Cecil, and Vaughn has given you some good advice Tony. I also use the DNA method of soaking the bowl for 24 to 48 hrs. I have even left them in for 3 days with no ill effects. Wrap them in brown paper grocery sack like a christmas present and cut a opening in the bowl part. Turn upside down on a rack you can get at Wal-Mart and let it dry for 3 to 5 weeks. I also on bowls larger than 8" I leave the walls at least 3/4" to 1" thick under that I leave them 1/2" to 5/8" thick. That way after it has dried you can go back to shape the outside and then finish the inside. If you are down as Stu said to 3/8" or so let it dry, warp or whatever and then finish it. It could be art Tony. You don't have a lot of wood left to make it round. The only wood I turn from start to finish is Mesquite.
Last edited by Bernie Weishapl; 06-26-2007 at 11:45 PM.
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