Slab Sawn / Quarter Sawn
Slab sawn - A pattern of cutting a [walnut] tree that results in its annual rings being oriented vertically through a gunstock blank, yielding an amorphously flowing grain figuring in the completed stock, as viewed from the side.
Upper photo: the raw wood stock blank, as viewed from the butt end. Lower photo: a finished slab-sawn gunstock.
Quarter sawn - A pattern of cutting a [walnut] tree that results in its annual rings being oriented horizontally across a gunstock blank, yielding a crisply defined grain figuring in the completed stock, as viewed from the side.
Upper photos: the raw wood stock blank, and a finished stock, as viewed from the butt end. Lower photo: a finished quarter-sawn gunstock.
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