December of 2006 brought, among other things like holiday cheer and a trip to the north east, a massive rain storm followed by record high winds to Seattle. The winds brought down many trees in the area, and our neighbors had 7 fall from the greenbelt in their back yard into their house and property. Our trees and yard survived without issue.
During the cleanup of their yard, a rather sketchy “tree service” indicated a couple cedars were threatening our house. I didn’t trust the guy, but I did trust the arborist that came out a week later and said the cedars were fine but that an old 80 foot alder was a real danger.
They came out a few months ago and cut down the majority of the tree. I had them cut the main trunk into 8-foot segments, with the idea that I’d be able to rent a mobile band saw mill and get some good furniture lumber from it.
I couldn’t find a mobile band saw mill, but I did find LumberJock Dorje! He is willing to help me get this stuff cut, with his chain saw and milling attachment. I will document the process with text and images (once I take some) here.
You guys have no idea how stoked I am that this site exists, and brings a community of woodworkers together.
-- 10 fingers, 2 eyes, and healthy lungs. for now. :P