Sawing the Logs
The function of the tools I use and how they work are explained here. Specific tools used are noted in bold.
The tree was cut into two six foot long trunk sections and the crotch, which is the section where the tree branches join the trunk. The logs were trailered to a local sawyer, who cut the logs into boards using a Wood-Mizer gas powered bandsaw mill. The bark edges were trimming using the sliding table saw. The boards were then air dried in my shop for seventeen months. Mid-way through the drying process the boards were rough jointed and planed. The final moisture content after drying is six percent, which results in stable wood.