Another question for you folks: I'm using the microwave method for drying a fork from a fig tree. I've been doing it slowly, at 30% power, one minute at a time, with a wait in-between to avoid burning or splitting the wood. So far it seems to be going well. This wood was extremely wet when I started. While I forgot to weight it before I started, when I did start weighing it, I found that it's given up over 100g of water so far. I'm guessing I started at around 275g for the fork, and I'm down to 170g now. My question is this - how do I know when I've dried it completely? Or is that really even possible? Is there some way I can be fairly sure? I'm not getting much moisture on the paper towel now. Does it sound like I'm getting close? I could use input from some experienced folks out there.