I recieved a call tonight from my Step brother that some oak had been brought down up the street and asked if I could use some for turning. well I jumped on the chance and drove right over. The rounds were a bit bigger than I expected but we wrestled a couple into the pathfinder in the dark and drove them home with a slight glint of glee in my eyes as I finally have some fresh wood to play with on the lathe. When I arrived home and unloaded the rounds I noticed a slight darker color in the middle of the rounds and I got to thinking why were they brought down and if they are any good at all or did I just waste my time. Advice if there is any would be appreciated.