Slabbing the Goofy Maple

April 7, 2018

This log was slightly too big for my chainsaw mill back in the day but before I got around to cutting it with the larger chainsaw mill, I started building my bandsaw mill. I really wasn’t sure what would be in this log but I figured there would at least be a few areas of curl and spalting. Looks like this log produced some really interesting pieces of wood so I’ll be set on small pieces of figured maple for a while.
Tree was removed in Jan 2016
Log was cut in May 2017

Thanks for the logs, Jared!


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  • James says:

    Dude! Send me that piece! I’ll make something great with it!

  • Thomas Pickering says:

    I’m thinking toilet seat for the round section.

  • Jerry Rike says:

    That would make a great mirror frame if cut to about 2 inches thick and trimmed around the outer perimeter.

  • David Henry says:

    Hi Matt,
    I love your stuff. I’m part of a friendly co-op of mutual help woodworkers here in Broken Arrow, (Tulsa) Oklahoma. I’ve told my friends about your big sawmill. May I buy a set of blueprints for the sawmill from you?
    I used to play against Robbinsdale in football, wrestling and track. Bloomington HS. about 100 years ago. 🙂
    Dave Henry

    • Hey Dave,

      I’m finishing up the plans and will have those available soon. Always great to hear from another minnesotan 😀

      • Kevin Dudley says:

        I would like to get a set of plans also for the large band Saul Mill. Please let us know when they’re available!

  • Pat Cain says:

    No picture ? What gives.

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    I really enjoy your videos. My bother and I cut our own lumber using a for hire wood miser sawyer for quite a few years. We dried it in a solar kiln we build which worked well and it is now stored in my garage.. I noticed you stack your wood outside to dry.. Storing the wood in my garage did not keep powder post beetles from getting into my wood . Do you have the same problem? If so how did you get ride of them? From what I’ve read they basically stay in wood forever only coming out to mate and lay more eggs into the wood. Any thoughts on this matter would be appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help.