Further to my Yellowwood windfall, I slabbed the first log yesterday. I chose to cut the largest of the “small” pieces, as it promised to contain an interesting crotch grain.
I carefully measured my cuts to get as close as possible to the centre lines of the main trunk and the forks to get a book matched pair of slabs at the centre.
Yes, interesting crotch grain
Book matched centre
I set these two in the sun for this photo as the pictures in the shade are quite muted.
The whole log after slabbing
Side view of the collection.
These slabs are about 1m long and 30 to 50 cm wide, and 45mm thick.
Unfortunately the very distinct differences in the grain faded a little as the surface dried a bit, but I’m sure it will show up well when it is finished.
-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.