So I turned this bowl just over a week ago out of some Eucalyptus that was given to me by my mate Nick. I've never worked with this wood before and was definitely pleased with how it turned.
I left it to dry slowly in a box of shavings. This prevents it from drying too rapidly and cracking. However, when I went back to it today I found that it had distorted more than any bowl I have turned before.
I'm used to a bit of movement and I think it's one of the characteristics that is really quite charming with greenwood working, you do the initial shaping and then Mother Nature and Father Time do a bit of tweaking, but this is a bit severe and I don't think it's finished. Nick actually warned me that a piece that he had half turned did the same thing, but I just put that down to the thickness of the bowl, obviously it has to do with the wood.
I don't think I'll be trying Eucalyptus again.