I went out to visit Spanky last monday and came home with a truck bed full of bowl turning wood with a promise of making him some nice bowls from it. Most turners know the raw wood cant be used right away but needs roughng out to get it to dry quicker. I was working on that last week, got three of the chunks rounded and cored and in the bags to dry. Had to put it on pause to work on a job for the neighbor making birthday presents for a son.
I got a black walnut offcut roughed and cored out a second bowl from the inside, and got three bowls cored each from a butternut and ambrosia maple chunk. That butternut is some stringy stuff!