Diamonds in the rough

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first cut to open up a figured white oak crotch
first cut to open up a figured white oak crotch

This is a sequence of photos showing the resaw of a nice block of figured white oak crotch.  The piece was rescued from the woodpile after being rejected as unsplittable.  The properties that saved it from the wood stove are readily visible as figure in the three cuts.

second cut
second cut
first clean resaw
first clean resaw