looks to be 1/4 sawn, face grain oak would have some large grain patterns , not saying it isnt it could very well be , thanks for sharing and would love to see the build as it goes , I have a smaller version of a raised panel bit that would turn out a piece looking like the very top of the post but dont think I have seen any that large , would almost have to be at least a 1inch shaft on it . pretty neat ! wonder if you could work the out side pieces and then glue them up and then final sand and finish ?
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