Persimmen Natural Edge Bowl
I was just given a small piece of persimmen (spelling?) from an 8" diameter branch that was cut in half. I figure I can turn about a 6" or 7" diameter natural edge bowl with it. In the past I have tried green turnings with limited success so I would like to let it dry before turning. Any suggestions on drying it? Should I paint the end grain or do anything special to slow the drying process and keep it fron cracking? Any input is appreciated.
"What we hope ever to do with ease, we must first learn to do with diligence".
- Samuel Johnson