John K Jordan
I forgot, I saved this little board to show how much Holly can warp on drying when cut too close to the pith. It was not restrained but just set on the shelf to air dry.
This was a small log and the pith ran close to the other side and at and angle to the long axis and also at an angle to the plane of the wide surface, three strikes against it. It also cracked nearly all the way down the other side. AND it has grey and green stain!
The board is actually cupped but the angle of the pith makes the cup act like a twist, like a piece cut diagonally from a cylinder.