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Not 100% on the strategy from here forward. I got some good advice on fhc about how to get the best pieces with the most crotch figure. It would mean cutting this piece shorter.
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These I had to get up off the ground before we got a snow storm. Right now we're in a deep freeze so they'll get stickered when I find them a more permanent home.
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I'll get some better pics when I sticker.

This base sure is intimidating!
 

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I'll get some better pics when I sticker.

This base sure is intimidating!
around here it is so wet if i do not sticker as i cut it ,the sawdust molds the wood ,if frozen it should be dryer and not have as much a problem though .
 

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I would cut it off and then see what the end grains look like. That's what I did to the cherry and it gave me better looking grain than cutting it the way I was going.
 

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if frozen it should be dryer and not have as much a problem though .

Yep, it was about 4-5 degrees F this am. We're looking at 50mpg gusts with 20 below wind chills this weekend! :eek::eek:
 

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@ the base I had about an inch or 2 sticking out on my 36" bar, haven't measured the crotch.
 

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As I was cutting I noticed a few honey bees moving into my dust stream. Near the end of my session I'd guess maybe 200! No swarm... no nest in the tree and they left around 4-5pm.
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When I was a young'n, my father kept bees so I have no fear. Got down in there for a vid cause it sounded cool. Great sign as the bees seem to be in a state of decline the past few years. Was also a sign of spring, woot!
 
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My Father inLaw has an apiary on our land with around 20 hives now. nothing like honey from your own bees!!! or Beer made with honey (it's not really mead as i use other sugars and grain too)
 

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More millin' today. Hit my first piece of metal. :cursing2::cursing::facepalm: Took me almost an hour to get the chain back. :llorona: Wasn't expecting it so I hit it kinda hard too. :shakehead:

Here's my progress.
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And some of the pics along the way.
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Then it was on to the the big one. Decided to try out the aluminum ladder for the first time. Failed miserably, my cut was crooked as H.
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So I decided to put my 2X back on get it a little better, and did.
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Pretty sure my problem was the fact that I only had 3" drywall screws, which didn't go in the wood enough to secure the ladder good. Next time...
Now were cooking w/ peanut oil ;)
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Had to cut some bark off the edges to fit in the mill. 30" is all I can get. Damn heavy slabs!
Tape measure for reference.
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Helluva pile of dust.
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