This is part of a maple tree that was cut down last winter at the historic Old Forge site on Wilson Pike Road, south of Nashville, TN. Picture is of one of the pieces that I cut near the base of the tree – at this point the tree was almost 6 feet across! I blocked the section into thirds so I could get it loaded. Dimensions of the piece in the photo are 46 inches across and 25 inches high, piece is almost four feet long. Darn thing was almost more than my front end loader would handle. Two of us filled our pickup trucks full and will have to go back to get the rest of the tree. I plan on turning hollow forms and platters from this wood. Will coat most of the endgrain with anchorseal, but this piece will get broken down and turned this week. More photos to follow.
-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.