Slabbing The Red Oak Log

25 May Slabbing The Red Oak Log

My friend Jim wanted to try moving a massive log that we had cut a few years ago and he figured slabbing it would be a good project for me.  So we hauled this 6,000lb log from the forest to my backyard and over the course of a few weeks, I took slice after slice off of it.  I am using a Panther Mill II with my Stihl 046.  My 42″ bar when mounted in the mill gives me around 35″ of cut width if I remove the dogs from my saw.
Panther Mill: http://pantherpros.com

Dema Gamayunov: https://www.youtube.com/MrDemcka
Andrew Klein: https://www.youtube.com/anklein2
Matt Anderson: https://www.youtube.com/woodengamer

Live Face Bench

Live Face Bench

Milling Walnut Logs with a Chainsaw Mill

Milling Walnut Logs with a Chainsaw Mill

Slabbing White Oak Logs with a Chainsaw Mill

Slabbing White Oak Logs with a Chainsaw Mill

4 Comments
  • Steve Taylor
    Posted at 20:22h, 01 June Reply

    Hey Matt, Do you use any special blades on your saws to do the slabbing of those trees? Or just use a regular chainsaw blade? Thanks.

    • Matt Cremona
      Posted at 08:07h, 02 June Reply

      I use a ripping chain. It’s just like a regular chain except the teeth are ground at 10 degrees.

  • Travis Foster
    Posted at 13:13h, 17 August Reply

    Matt, Amazing work with the woodworking and videos on your process. Congrats on the recent addition to your family. Sarah and I have four kids, never a dull moment. Greetings from Nashville. Keep up the fantastic work. -Travis

    • Matt Cremona
      Posted at 08:17h, 20 August Reply

      Thank you Travis! We’re shooting for 4. We’ll see how that goes… haha!

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