Last year I started to turn two sycamore salad bowls. The wood was too wet so I put the bowl blanks in a large bag of wood shavings. The concept is that the dry shavings pulls the moisture out of the bowl blanks.
Yesterday I pulled the blanks out to find that I left them in there too long. Spalting has started to form in the wood. Great from a visual artistic standpoint. Not so much for a salad bowl. Today I will turn the second bowl blank to see if it faired any better.