Wood turners would turn a green banana if they could get it to stay on the lathe.
OK, now that I have stereotyped all wood turners and shown myself as a wood bigot.......
What is acceptable for turners is a lot different than what is acceptable for knife handle makers.
Wood that is not completely dry is easier to turn than dry wood.
Unless a turner is making very thin walled bowls or hollow form vessels it really doesn't matter if the wood moves a little.
But.....on a knife if a scale moves 1/8 of an inch it is considered garbage.
I am probably exaggerating a bit, but what is good for turning is not always good for handles.
Just a different standard of what is acceptable.