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Tools for Slicing Logs?

by dandrum
posted 07-20-2017 02:51 PM

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#1 posted 07-20-2017 03:13 PM


-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 07-20-2017 04:09 PM

+1 on the chainsaw.. with a jig clamped on the bar to give you the straightness and the desired thickness

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#3 posted 07-20-2017 09:01 PM

My mom asked me to make her some of
those for a one-time dinner she was having.

I didn’t think much of it until later when
I was thinking about actually making the
cuts and asked her “what size?” and
she held up her hands to 16” and said
“as large as possible”.

I thought about it a bit and then never
did it for her. It’s the sort of job I consider
a huge PITA.

I would have approached it with a chainsaw
by flattening one end and then marking a
cut line all around, cutting to about 4”
deep on the line all around and then using
the established kerf to deepen the cut
gradually all around. Chainsaws have
a tendency to curve in the cut if you
cut straight through. While this tendency
may be due to wear on the bar or chain,
I would not take chances by assuming
any chainsaw would make a straight cut
by going straight through from one side
to the other.

After the first disc was cut, I would flatten
the end again if needed and repeat.

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#4 posted 07-20-2017 09:11 PM

Large band saw, but use a jig to hold the log. Do no free hand it. The blade will catch.

-- Petey

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#5 posted 07-21-2017 04:44 AM

Not clear to me whether you are cutting slabs or rounds.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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#6 posted 07-31-2017 11:07 AM

Many thanks! I’m going to try a 3-foot 1-man crosscut saw and diy a frame to keep the blade straight.

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#7 posted 07-31-2017 02:56 PM

Take some pictures and post them up, love to see what you come up with.

Many thanks! I m going to try a 3-foot 1-man crosscut saw and diy a frame to keep the blade straight.

- dandrum

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