Spalted Silver Maple Slabbing [Embedded Steel, Brass, & Copper]

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

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6 Responses

  1. 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.

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