An off cut from the end of an old Oregon beam came my way at the end of a day helping out with a building project. It had been split and the grain suggested I hurry home and see if the slice off the end of a mokume billet that a friend had given me, was, as I felt sure it would be, about right to match. It was certainly close. Another study in which I learned a lot about the stretch in patterned and layered metal as one works it.