I have some questions about drying wood in an oven or microwave. After rough turning and hollowing with walls around 3/4"-1" thick, what's a ballpark time frame for drying it this way, and at what temperature? Does the species or size of the turning (not the wall thickness) matter? Can you go too long and overcook it? Jim at Australianburls.com suggested 18-24 hrs at around 170 degrees. Does this seem about right? We have an electric oven so the heat is drier than a gas oven, so does that make a difference? How about a microwave. Since it's a kind of sealed environment does the moisture really get pulled out of the wood? Jim suggests several short bursts rather than one long one so as not to potentially burn the wood. Full power or lower? Time frame? I have a pinless moisture meter but I'm not sure how accurate it is without having any flat surfaces to set it against. Any thoughts on that? Lastly, would a dry rub of herbs and spices be better than basting with olive oil? (Sorry, couldn't resist.) Thanks.