A bigun in the sawmill

This massive oak log just barely fit in our really big sawmill.  We can cut a log five feet in diameter, but this bigun's even bigger.  So Monday, we had to cut about 5" off of the bulge of each side to help "her" fit.

From here, we'll cut slabs till we get down to 18" or so from the ground.  Then we'll use the remaining log as a table top to plane some big slabs that we just got back from the kiln. 

 

Robin Wade