dboyt: I'm not real big on the norwood style so i will be going with a woodmizer if i do sell mine. I get winters off so thats when i do alot of milling. Set-up in uneven snowy conditions i believe the woodmizer with its rigid frame will shine.
I did see your log turning tractor trick and after useing it the last few months it had made a huge difference dealing with the large oak. Even with 2 guys on my big logrite its rediculous to turn at 12ft 30 inch oak.
Log loading guys: I have considered a ramp as i already have a electric winch i thought about mounting. It would double duty when i find a customer with no material handling gear.
WoodenHead: SSSHHHHH Don't tell everyone where the mills are. My last batch of oak i sold to a furniture maker and he took everthing i had at the time ($1800 worth) I've had 3 different guys come from between oshawa and hamilton in the last 2 days and they all said you can't get good wood in toronto.
Log Value?: I have no idea what a log like this would be worth to a buyer but i am kinda curious.... I'm kinda wastefull as the wood is free but after i made all my cuts and at my pricing i'll get $800 out of the lumber. $250 of it is already gone.
I skidded some smaller stuff out today from the tops of the trees to more live edge stuff as it is selling quickly all the suppen. I figure it too cold to play outside so everyone is looking on the net and seeing my lumber for sale.
This log isnt near as nice as the last few big oaks i cut down. I never know what to cut so now i do half 1's and half 2's. As soon as i cut all 1's a guy wants 2's and vice versa.
There is already 3 slabs gone from the pile in the pic, but thats what i got out of it.