My friend, Brandon, removed a silver maple tree and brought me the logs last fall. The tree was topped and left standing for 5 years before Brandon removed it. This longer section is from the top section of the tree and s about 34″ in diameter and 9′ long.
Back Story & Putting the Log on the Mill – 00:19
Log Walk Around – 2:35
First Cut – 9:00
First Round of Slabs – 11:05
Cutting Through Steel – 22:11
Rolling the Log and Second Round of Slabs – 31:40
Conclusion – 39:05
I really enjoyed your slabing video of the silver maple.log. You comments and explanations of the process where spot on and educational as well.. Initially I was concerned about you leaving the metal in the wood; why not just use a whole saw to cut it out? But your explanation about keeping it as an interest item for a table top or desktop is an inspiring idea! Will this log require further drying or is it ready for further milling. I also enjoy your furniture making videos and that maple will make some great projects. Keep up the good work and I look forward to more videos!
Retired AirForce and retired airline pilot. Grounded now in my wood shop turning and making.
Thanks Jeff! These will probably take about 18 months to finish drying. I’m looking forward to making stuff with them 🙂
Will you be selling any of the slabs from the Spated Maple?
Yep, I will.
MATT ROLLERS AT AN ANGLE MOVE IN THAT DIRECTION . STRAIGHTED THE ROLLER AND TRY IT .