After riving several 1/16 wedges from the felled tree, I don’t have much to show for the several hours spent. In this photo, the wedges are the pieces I obtained by riving; I used the chain saw to get the non-wedge shaped pieces:
I cannot tell how well I did to get the pieces by riving. But I am pleased with the very straight grain on the piece in this next photo:
One of the log chunks showed this very pleasant surprise when I finished cutting it with the chain saw —as I worked, I did not realize the two pieces on the left were book-matched. The cream and coffee colors are gorgeous:
Neither Sandy nor I have any idea what species of tree this was — even when standing in past years, and with leaves in hand, it escaped positive identification. I would would be thankful if one of the readers of the blog can suggest the species. For the record, I snapped a photo of a small area of bark:
Unfortunately, no leaves are available to help with the identification of this tree. But I am glad we could save these pieces.
— Al Navas