I was having a conversation with a friend the other day about the Zen aspect of this project, and I had to be completely honest with her. While I enjoy woodworking and the hidden beauty of wood, Turning logs into lumber is loud, dusty and hard work.
Using the chainsaw to get 2 relatively flat faces.
Next is taking off the bark and sap-wood on the edges with the bandsaw
Then after planing, and planing, and planing, and planing, and…..... I have a useable piece of lumber