Log 20, Sassafras, spalted / black-heart.

Log 20, Sassafras, spalted / black-heart.  An old dry log with shallow sun cracks and obvious pin hole borer exit holes and traces at the head end.  It has a good black-heart pattern and spalted wood at each end however the butt end is better quality.  This log is round, shows surface spiral grain and is almost straight but could provide better timber recovery if milled in two lengths.   Length 4.0 metres, butt diameter 43 cm, head diameter 40 cm, volume 0.52 cubic metres, weight about 550 kg.  IST Geeveston could mill this log to order into slabs, boards or squares on their Woodmizer band saw mill at $170 per hour, any questions to chris.emmett@sttas.com.au