We had a pretty intense storm here in KC last night….lost a couple limbs from our maple tree, but they were pretty small and not really salvageable. My in-laws have multiple old growth locust trees in their yard, and last night this limb fell. It’s about 20 feet long and around 14 inches in diameter at it’s largest. Tried to bring home a chainsaw from work, but the oil fill cap was broken off. Tried to start my father-in-law’s chainsaw, but it’s about 30 years old and just wouldn’t go…...so I quartered it with a Lowe’s carpenter saw….all I had handy. Anyway, should be able to section this thing up into more manageable pieces next week and allow them to start drying. Gonna have to buy a lathe, should be plenty of bowl blanks in there somewhere!
Sorry for the crappy cell phone pic….after carrying the pieces uphill to the truck, my arms were a little shakey!
-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!