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398Southern Red Oak. Kinda knarly, is there any good lumber in there?fishpharmer
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38936 inches at the butt. fishpharmer
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492Not bad looking from here.fishpharmer
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495There was a lot of wood left in the tall stump.
I moved the log so it would be easier to setup Lucas. Also, give more room to work.
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499The log owner was impressed with my old ford, said a big tractor couldn't budge the log. Didn't grunt in 4 low.fishpharmer
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510Cut off the top to leave an 18 foot log. Chained top to truck so it wouldn't roll. Then pulled top away.fishpharmer
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540Ready to setup Lucas.fishpharmer
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542Lucas setup with Log owner. He had never seen or heard of a Lucas mill.fishpharmer
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544layoutfishpharmer
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546The angle of the log was the worst thing to deal with. It was always an uphill push. But it wasn't too bad. Not sure how I could have remedied that with no support equipment.fishpharmer
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550Let the fun begin. Taking off the top.fishpharmer
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551another angle of topfishpharmer
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552Finding some lumberfishpharmer
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553kind of a boo boo with the huge slab.fishpharmer
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555another anglefishpharmer
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565lucasfishpharmer
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566another anglefishpharmer
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572lucasfishpharmer
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575whittling downfishpharmer
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581going slow, but good resultsfishpharmer
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582almost to the middlefishpharmer
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591different approach, trying to get quartersawn.fishpharmer
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593different anglefishpharmer
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597red oakfishpharmer
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603Getting lowfishpharmer
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605another angle getting lowfishpharmer
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610This ended up being the last course of lumberfishpharmer
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619almost donefishpharmer
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620Angle of saw had blade nearly touching the ground.
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625Unfortunately the rest went into a burn pile. I should have repositioned the log. Difficult to do with no support equipment.fishpharmer
 
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