Saturday was the day. Mr. Dorje came over with the tools and know-how, I provided assistance when able. We spent about seven hours, milling five logs each between six an eight feet long, and about 26” in diameter.
The two widest logs we milled into 10/4 slabs, the rest we milled closer to 5/4 planks. The 10/4 is ear-marked for a friend of mine who will use it to make electric guitar bodies. The rest? I’ll figure that out when it is dry and as the need arises.
It was a great day—I had a good chance to get to know Ananda, I learned a bit about chainsaw milling, and my wife and I really enjoyed hitting the pub with the Dorje’s after.
Sunday I spent a few hours moving and stacking the lumber. Great workout, but now I’m pooped! So, in about a year I’ll be looking to get a bandsaw, so I can take full advantage of the alder!
Sorry I don’t have any pictures of the process—I seem to have misplaced my camera.
-- 10 fingers, 2 eyes, and healthy lungs. for now. :P