Last weekend I dropped in on Mal Ward from Boutique Timbers. Turned into a pleasant afternoon casually looking for 'interesting timber' and a quick cuppa.
One of the joys of woodworking is seeing the potential within the timber. This slab had been laying on the ground and was covered in mud and mould. The end had split. Most people would have walked past and missed out.
I used a jigsaw to cut down the large split end into smaller usable pieces. A no 5 and no 7 bailey did the rest. (You might also spot an interesting piece of blackbutt in the background.)
Silky smooth Australian Red Cedar. Now I just need a project.