Turning Archive 2004

Subject:
cracking

MARC DANIELS
>I hope someone can help me. I'm new to turning,here is the problem, I have some spalted maple logs that have been cut down for three years. they are cut into 24" pieces. they have been in a shed all this time. they are very well seasoned.they are around 6" in dia. every time I turn one it cracks before I get even get done. how do I stop this from happening? please help,I really done want all that nice wood to go to waste.

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