I am primarily a bowl turner but have done several platters before but these platters came from dry wood. I just received a locust crotch I wanted to turn into a matching set of natural edge platters. So far I have just mounted them on a faceplate and flattened both sides making a thick "disk." What is the process for roughing out/drying a platter blank vs a bowl blank? I have done a quick google and all I found were articles on bowl blanks, nothing on platters. I know that when you are roughing out bowls you leave a consistent wall thickness so stress are minimal. Would it be safe to rough it out something like this? It seems to me the areas in red would be areas with high stress and or cracking. What are the forum's thoughts on this?