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Truth be known I love working oversided logs. I've tried several different methods to break them down so they will fit on the sawmill, including dynamite but the best way is to rip them in 1/2 with a chainsaw with a big bar.

This sycamore log is 9' long by 3' in diameter. My son and I ripped it in half and then I quartered it on the sawmill. It made some really beautiful quartersawn boards. I'll get some pictures tomorrow when I load the boards on a trailer.

Here's 1/2 of the log choked up on the sawmill. For refrence, the dogs (steel bars sticking up) are 12" tall.
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Here's the other 1/2 of the log, I loaded before it got dark on me.
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Man I've really missed running my sawmill but she's purring like a kitten and singing her log song now :)

I also got the barn job... And got paid today. I like it when a guy hands me a big pile of Ben Franklins ($5000.00). I gave the wad of 50 100s to my wife and told her to take it to the bank. She said you been selling drugs or something? Nope just running the sawmill again. She said I love it when you run your sawmill cha-ching :celebrate. I'm so glad the economy has picked up again it's been a long time coming (like 9 years coming - crazy).
 
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Some pics of quartersawn sycamore - beautiful lumber. The log yeilded a little over 300 board feet after all that was said and stacked.
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The wood grain is beautiful.
I think to also but might be too busy for some people. Guy said he's gonna build a king size bed and dresser out of it. So it'll be nice when he does. He's got a good year to let it air dry first though.

I got sun burned today, face and shoulders, front of arms. I have my sawmill out in the open and where I'm looking south when I run it. I'm gonna move it to where I'm Looking east and in the shade also. That should help...
 

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@CrealCritter you mentioned a bed frame...

My son had this bed frame hand built when he lived in Germany. It's much prettier than my pictures show. The room it's in is not big enough for me to back away from the bed to take proper pictures. It's a queen sized mattress. The panels are made with brown cowhide. and yes, that's a cow hide on top. It's definitely a one of a kind...
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@CrealCritter I saw this under your garden post, and am guessing it belongs here:

Very cool... And unique for sure! I love one offs like this. You can't buy something like that in the store unless you wanted to take out a bank loan.

Can you PLEASE get a close up of the joinery for me? Where the top and bottom rail attaches to the posts on either the headboard or footboard would be great!

I'll get more detailed pictures today.
 

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Sorry, but most of the joinery is hidden but here are more pictures of the bedframe.
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