Here’s a small part of the lumber I cut from a 48” X 4’ red oak log. I had to split it before it would fit on my sawmill. The red oak is stacked on a few yellow poplar boards I cut the same day. This is 1/2 the short 4 ft log.
Here’s a closer look at the boards on the top of the stack. There were 5 boards cut from the top and bottom of the log that were riff sawn and the rest were quartersawn with beautiful flecks in the wood. I ended up with 10 riff sawn boards and 20 quartersawn boards. The riff sawn boards from the top and bottom of the 1/2 log were from 10 to 15 inches wide and the quartersawn boards were from 20 to 24” wide.
About 1/2 of the riff sawn boards show quartersawn flecks on one side and straight grain on the other.
20 boards in this stack look like this closeup. Waiting for them to dry teaches patience… Or so they say. I hate to wait, but the wait will be worth it.
-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com