2. Next turn the remaining two halves 1/4 turn and split again.
3. Remove all but one quarter from the mill.
4. Lay one flat side of the quarter down on the bed and, rather than sawing from the top of the cant, saw from the bottom of it.
5. Remove the flitch and roll the 1/4 to the other flat and saw another flitch.
6. Saw and roll until finished, then repeat with the other 3/4.
The Woodmizer handbook explains a modified quarter sawing method that produces quite a bit of true quartered lumber--some rift and some flat. If the log is large, the percentage of quartered is higher. Essentially the log is cut into thirds. The top and bottom are then rotated 90 degrees and cut into one edge flitches that have to be edged. The center is rotated 90 degrees and the pith is cut out. The two pieces left from this center cut are rotated once again and sliced. This method is quicker than true quartering and gives me good results.
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