What you're running into is a common problem for turners as many of us
get our wood from local sources and is usually very green. Some dripping
wet fruiting cherry I recently cut into bowl blanks was a breeze -
intermixed was some Big Leaf Maple which would bind and do what your
Black Walnut is doing. I don't think waiting a couple weeks will make
any difference because not enough moisture will be removed from the
interior to help matters. You might try posting your question over on
rec.crafts.woodturning to get their take on it.
I just got the new Highland Hardware catalog, and they mention a blade
designed for green wood. I guess the set of the teeth are wider, and
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