Hi David, I would add only a little to the great advice given above.
Make sure you monitor your grain direction. In the image here, you can see the cuts are always with the grain.
I would start with #1 and cut toward the center. Then #2 from the center. You will notice that the cuts are with the grain.
Rotate counterclockwise and repeat. However, when you get the the 6 o’clock position the grain direction changes, so should your cut sequence and direction.
Hope this helps.