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Big silver maple slabbing
« on: June 14, 2018, 06:16:34 AM »
So after waiting around for all sorts of parts, I finally got to start slabbing up a giant silver maple I've been waiting on. Main log is 42" diameter big end, 41" small end, there's a crotch piece that's 54" across, and there's a nice 15' log that's about 32" diameter not pictured. Fun stuff, drew some odd looks from the townspeople chainsaw milling. I don't think anyone had ever seen it lol.

 
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Re: Big silver maple slabbing
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2018, 10:44:48 PM »
Looks like a good stack of lumber. Been around logs and lumber my whole life and i believe i would stop and watch to, cause i aint never seen a chainsaw mill in action.
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Re: Big silver maple slabbing
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2018, 04:49:45 AM »
A lot of work with a nice looking result, congratulations. 
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Re: Big silver maple slabbing
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2018, 09:36:57 AM »
 

 

 

 

Here is a couple more pics, those crotch pieces are huge and should make some nice coffee tables or ornate chair backs I'm thinking.  8)
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Re: Big silver maple slabbing
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2018, 10:05:37 AM »
There are times I wish that I had Alaskan mill to make some of those extra wide cuts, but I seem pretty good at talking myself out of it up to this point. 
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Re: Big silver maple slabbing
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2018, 08:22:32 PM »
That looks really good! Do you call that "european" stacking? Thats the same way I like to stack my slabs.



 
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Re: Big silver maple slabbing
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2018, 08:36:03 PM »
Thank you! I actually did not know it had a name, I first got the idea to stack like that from the Will Malloff book (the good book of chainsaw milling lol). 
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