I would cut it into bowl blanks or hollow vessel blanks and then rough turn them or finish turn them. I would not try to dry it. You will probably get cracks if you try to dry it. If you want smaller pieces I would cut them up and then seal the ends or dip the whole thing in wax to keep it fresh.
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