Hello Mike. I just saw you are from the other end of the state. Anyway the advice you got from Frank and Vaughn are spot on. I would really rather turn green wood especially bowls, Hollow Forms and vases. If I am turning small stuff like lidded boxes, christmas ornaments, mini birdhouses, pens or peppermills you really want dry wood. They are not so bad to turn dry with the small size and you use a forstner bit to drill to openings of some.
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