|Forum topic by Ty Moser||posted 01-22-2016 11:19 PM||667 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
01-22-2016 11:19 PM
The local saw mill called me up requesting the help of my giant chainsaw. (Still 880r w/59” bar) They are looking to get some end grain slabs/cookies off of 40”+ diameter trees that will be turned into tables. In the past when I’ve done it for them we did 3” thick slabs but holy crap can those be heavy at that large of a diameter.
My question is, what is the optimal thickness of a cookie to help prevent cracking etc.. I know a lot of it probably depends on wood type so one of the woods is aleppo pine, one is olive and the other is some kind of hard wood.
Thanks for any help.