I picked this up along with some catalpa logs that I have been trying to get. The catalpa logs were ok and I want to see how they saw up and work for carving. I am not a fan of the smell of the wood but it is pretty, much like butternut minus the wonderful smell. The walnut log measured 40" diameter so I had to split it to saw it up. I am hoping to trim it just enough to get a majority of the width on the mill. We will see, it was a workout cutting it up with a chainsaw but, hopefully it will be worth it. It looks like there may be metal in the log someplace perhaps that is why the mill didn't take the whole log. I am sure I will find it if it is in there, probably right after I put on a new blade.
Here is what happens when you aren't paying enough attention and the log dog is in the lowered position. I rolled the log on and over it went. It was time consuming but manageable with loader without it I would have been in trouble. The lumber turned out very nice the boards are 0nly 5' long but what a beautiful tree that was going to be hauled to the landfill.