Good evening guys. I have a friend who is dropping a pretty good size Butternut tree. He said if i want it i can have it..saves him a trip to the stump dump..i have never turned the stuff before. So looking for some feedback. Is it fairly easy to turn? how prone to warpage and cracking? and i dont have any anchorseal...will 2-3 coats of latex paint keep my blanks from cracking before i get to them? i am planning on cutting them in half..getting the pith out and mill them down to a workable thinkness and cut them round on bandsaw...just dont want to store them and find some nice cracked circle firewood :/ any advise is greatly appreciated.