Log 21, Sassafras, spalted / black-heart

Log 21, Sassafras, spalted / black-heart.  An old log with shallow sun cracks, surface spiral grain but no limbs or bumps.  It has a light, small black-heart pattern at the butt end and a larger black-heart and spalted pattern at the head end. This log is round and smooth but has a bend about 1.5 metres from the butt end so will provide better timber recovery if milled in two lengths.  Length 4.7 metres, butt diameter 43 cm, head diameter 36 cm, volume 0.56 cubic metres, weight about 600 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