I sometimes will get a few short logs from my logger. They are created during the log bucking process. The veneer logs that the logger cuts have to meet certain requirements and sometimes they are too long. The logger will cut them to the required length and they end up with a short section. These are often left in the woods but, I really like cutting them. They are easier to move around and often times are veneer quality logs except they are short. This one was a good example although it had a knot in it so it wasn't veneer grade it still produced 4 slabs 1 1/2 thick and 14" wide plus 8 - 1 1/2 thick 6" wide pieces. I used my trimming log dog that my friend made me. It uses a cam to hold the cant in place. The paint job was his idea so that I wouldn't accidentally run the blade into it. I won't pretend I haven't done that a time or two. It certainly does shorten blade life when it happens.....
Short logs are good too
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