As it's weekend lets allow some blatant showing-off?, 360degrees of glorious straight grain!, I've never been fortunate (or affluent!) enough to own such a beast - and remain unconvinced of any advantage - apart from looks.....but they certainly look 'the business'! and I'd love to see yours!. How about some pictures.....and - no semi's....straight one side, birdseye t'other! LOL. OT off up the 'wooden hill' now......but expect to be eaten up with jealousy in the morning!