There was one mistake made. The miller was pushing a little too hard (milling too fast) and the blade was getting dull. When you do that, the blade will tend to wander resulting in a wavy cut. Unfortunately he was right in the middle of quarter sawing a beautiful piece of wood and the ruined boards would have been the best from that particular log. So recently, (the wood is still pretty wet) I thought I would see if I could get any useful wood from the two way boards. Take a look:
Starting with 8 foot boards, I cut them down a bit hoping shorter lengths would increase the odds of getting a few good pieces.
As you can see these are some really nice quarter sawn pieces
How would you like a few boards like this?
I was able to plane these down to 3/4” thick with a minimal number of raw spots. If I get a project that can use 1/2” thickness and also calls for nice ray flecking I’ll use these. Meanwhile, they go to the attic to dry a little faster.
-- Some problems are best solved with an optimistic approach. Optimism shines a light on alternatives that are otherwise not visible.