lining up - the sawmill to the log
We don't mess with these big logs any more than we have to. We generally try to get the log centered under the blade of the sawmill. From there, we adjust the sawmill to the log.
measure and align the sawmill to the center of each side of the log. Well, not really the center the way we might think of the center. But the center of each side of the log, as in near where the tree's life began (the center of the grain).
(I swear I didn't know I was this bald!)