I have only ever dealt with smallish pieces of already dried Saligna, and my current slabbing operation is teaching me a few things.
First – Fresh-cut Eucalyptus is HARD. It took us about 30-40 minutes to cut each of the approximately 3m slabs.
Second – Fresh-cut Eucalyptus dulls chainsaw blades quite quickly. I was getting less than 2 slabs per sharpening. That’s ridiculous - I slabbed the whole Yellowwood trunk without needing to sharpen the chain even once.
Third – Saligna is beautiful and worth the effort I’m putting in.
This tree has some sections of beautiful straight-grain which will be perfect for furniture legs, shelves, flooring etc. and some sections with beautifully whorled grain perfect for display pieces like counters, doors, table tops etc.
Just by the way, these colours are accurate although a little muted because the weather was overcast.
-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.