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Forum topic by ScottThePainter posted 10-05-2015 03:04 PM 590 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-05-2015 03:04 PM

Topic tags/keywords: logs crosscut slice tables large diameter

Hi. I just came across a tree that had been taken down and scavenged some of the lower pieces of the tree. They are about 2 feet tall and about 3 feet in diameter. I was thinking about slicing them to make table tops, but don’t know the best way to go about slicing them.

Would prefer to have it done at my house so I don’t have to transport them. Is this something a tree service could do? Or is there a way I could do it myself by hitting the tool rental store? Looking for the safest and most cost effective method. Thanks. Sorry if this is a repeat post.

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#1 posted 10-05-2015 04:01 PM

Look around for someone with an Alaska mill.

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#2 posted 10-06-2015 12:41 AM

Those crosscuts are called “cookies”. A chainsaw is the quick way to cut them. If you figure out how to keep them from splitting in multiple areas as they dry, PLEASE let me know!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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