Figured Soft Maple 383806

Incredible set overall, FLAT AS A BOARD, Ambrosia color streaks scattered throughout, lots of White wood, long lengths, wide widths, and so stable it can train a puppy to stay; I mean really stay put, and not move a muscle. (OK, it CAN'T do that last one. Wish it could tho...) Pieces 11 thru 16 are the true gems of this set. Wide, clear and heavily figured. There are some bark seams on the butt end of pieces 11-13, and that pesky seam also runs through the back face of piece 3 on the opposite half of the log. We split the fourth and fifth flitches into pieces 4&5, 6&7 to accommodate. We didn’t split piece 3, rather just discounted the small area to the right of the bark seam. Pieces 8 and 9 are center cuts and both have nice figure showing along the sides of the flitches. We made some reductions for pith and a few center knots. The images show that the figure fades towards the top end of the slabs, but it’s still there, and just difficult to photograph. Piece 17 is another center cut slab that will yield nice wide half flitches.

Species
Soft Maple
Thickness
6/4"
Pieces
10
BDFT
260.3
Cutting Style
Flitches
Category
Figured
Quality
Figure - A

Tally

Piece # Length Width Thickness BDFT
4   148.00"   14.50"   1.50"   22.40  
5   148.00"   9.00"   1.50"   13.90  
6   148.00"   14.50"   1.50"   22.40  
7   148.00"   11.50"   1.50"   17.70  
8   148.00"   28.00"   1.50"   43.20  
9   148.00"   27.75"   1.50"   42.80  
11   148.00"   14.25"   1.50"   22.00  
12   148.00"   18.25"   1.50"   28.10  
13   148.00"   24.25"   1.50"   37.40  
14   148.00"   27.50"   1.50"   42.40  
15   148.00"   27.75"   1.50"   42.80  
16   148.00"   24.50"   1.50"   37.80  
17   148.00"   25.50"   1.50"   39.30  
2   148.00"   10.00"   1.50"   15.40  
3   148.00"   13.75"   1.50"   21.20