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Forum topic by Azebiki posted 06-04-2012 02:48 AM 913 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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06-04-2012 02:48 AM

I have a cedar tree that died last summer due to the drought and just cut it down today. It isn’t very big, but want to try to salvage some of the wood. I don’t have a band saw and don’t know how I can mill it. I’m afraid if I use my chain saw to rip it, I will lose a lot of the wood.

I have three pieces from the tree. The largest is 5’ long. At one end, it is between 9” and 11” (sort of oval) and the other end is 8” to 10”. Obviously my table saw can’t cut though it even with two passes.

Any ideas?

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#1 posted 06-04-2012 03:21 AM

Tough job without a bandsaw or a small mill like a Woodmizer. Even with a bansaw you’ll have to jig it so the piece is stable while cutting it. I’ve used a chain saw with an Alaskan mill attachment to slab logs but it’s hard to do a really nice job. Maybe someone near by has a small mill or a decent bandsaw.

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