I was told if I bought any wood that had been completely coated in wax, to remove the wax and let it breath for a few days, so it didn't really happen as I turned it, but it was overnight.
I bought the wood from Woodcraft a while back, and stored it in the house in a closet. When I got your Pdf I figured I'ld try it. I turned the wax off it and brought it back inside. The next morning I looke at it and it had 3 small cracks on one end. I was thinking about making it into a 9 or 10 in grinder if the cracks are'nt too deep.
I'm on night shift this week so I can't send pics till maybe Tues.