One of my neighbours had downed a large ash tree a couple of months ago. He never knew that I had a sawmill, but after he found out, he told me about this log that he still had lying on his property, and asked if I was interested in buying it.
We agreed on a price of around 70$ including transportation!
And he assured me that he was happy with the price, he just wanted the log out of the way, and preferred that it would go somewhere where it would be put to good use.
As far as I remember, Claus delivered the log on Saturday afternoon, and Brian took a bunch of pictures of it all, so all pictures in this post are the courtesy of Toolerable
I haven't got a dedicated plan for the log, but I will probably make some more seat blanks and perhaps a slab for a workbench.
It also depends on how well the mulesaw will behave. But making thin boards will just take way too much time.
The top speed in material like this is 3" per minute, and that is provided that everything goes smooth. If the blade starts to heat up I have to back down a bit and then it will be much slower. Or the surface will be as wavy as the North Sea in wintertime.
After a bit of nudging from Brian Eve, I reluctantly added two videos to this post.
This does not mean that i am slowly becoming modern!!
Claus shifting the log from the wagon parked in front of the house.
18' long it will just pass between the barn and the machinery shed.
I have removed one of the doors to the barn to pull out the wagon of the mulesaw.
Placing the log on the wagon.
Trimming a bit to make sure the log can pass the pillars of the mulesaw.
Down to 16.5' but still an nice piece of wood.
Discussing the possibilities of the log.
Forklift in action.
Video showing me jumping over the log