I just scored a nice batch of fresh cut (today!) maple. The tree service left me 16 feet of the tree trunk. Diameter was 48” – 26”. Got it all cut up into pieces I could handle and coated the ends with anchorseal. Didn’t get an photos, but will get a blog going with the first piece I turn. If you are near Nashville, TN and want a piece send me a PM.
-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.