Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Baxter, Tennessee
If the bowl is not dry it needs to dry slowly. Putting it in a paper sack will do that. It will not stop warping and neither will leaving it thick. Wood will move when it dries. You can turn it thin and let it move. If you leave it thick many turners do what we call twice turned. You leave a bowl thick enough to allow a second turning after it dries and warps. This is usually 10% of the total size. A ball park size is 1" for a 12" bowl. It takes about 5 months or longer to dry if it's freshly cut and roughed out. You can tell if a bowl is dry by weighing it. When it stops losing weight it's dry.