Hi Frank and welcome to the family. I'm no expert...they will chime in later, but it looks like mineral staining/pitch pockets to me. Looking forward to seeing your projects.
^^^Agreed...gum lines/pitch pockets....nice looking stuff you posted!
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Really cool wood!
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ted, has it right... and some times it will seperate on those grain lines..
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Welcome Frank! That looks like some pretty wood!
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I don't know the answer but you have gotten some help. I just wanted to say welcome to the forum. Glad to have you here and that certainly is a beautiful piece of wood.
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cool wood and correct answers, welcome to the forum and please let us see the table when complete