Sometimes something comes along and presents a challenge, sometimes it's best to just walk away. I have really never mastered that principal and often jump in without checking the water depth. This is one of those cases, these white oak logs were way too big to handle or even move so they all had to be split with a chainsaw. This one was the smallest log so I cut it in half to try and get a few slabs out of it. It took a little adjusting and a little trimming but I did manage to get this 1/2 cut up. It maxed out the saw cut roller to roller but it did yield some interesting slabs and also some 4/4 qtr sawn oak boards
I just pulled these bark on boards out of the kiln. They will get run thru the planer next and be ready for someone to make a masterpiece out of.
I decided to tackle this oak log project now that the weather has cooled off a little. This is the largest log I have ever tried to saw and was so big it had to be split with a chainsaw. It took 3 gallons of gas, 6 chains, and 2 saws but I did manage to get it done. It was a lot of work, but hopefully will yield some great quarter sawn oak lumber. The cuts aren't perfectly straight but, it will work for getting manageable size logs to saw up.