Here is a follow up from earlier in the week. I started milling some of the logs from that blog. I currently have others I am getting backed up on (too many oaks and honeylocust) but am low on cherry so I decided to mill some of it. Turned out very nice, small but nice.
One 12 foot log milled and ready to be moved to the drying stacks
I really got a great stack of almost perfect cherry boards. I am pleased. (400 bft ? and did not mill them all yet)
The walnut like I said was a little strange, but hey I like strange. I only milled one of those. It was so crooked I had to cut it in short pieces to get anything good. Here is a shot of one of the crotches.
The real reason for this blog entry. The cherries where beauties…this is a beast. I had told the tree service if he was removing any large sycamore I wanted one to 1/4 saw. So he calls “I have a biggy we are taking down, want it?” I asked how big. He said 34” or so. Perfect, that will fit on the mill nicely…
Well he brought 4 logs. The smallest was 34” on the small end. The biggest (in the picture) is 50”. Oh boy, someone has their work cut out for them. That one log weighs 6000 lbs. I have to 1/4 it with my chainsaw to even get it on the mill, not really a fun job in August. Oh well with proper planning/milling I should get some massive 1/4 sawn sycamore boards. Enjoy. I will post pictures of the lumber soon hopefully. I was able to just barely get the little log (not in the picture) on the mill last night. I will be sawing it, weather permitting, early next week.