leveling an oak trunk section for anvil base
I am looking for suggestions on how to level the ends of a 28" diameter x 30" long section of an oak tree trunk. I intend to use this for my Trenton anvil.
I asked the tree service guys if they would cut me a 32" section from an old oak tree that fell in a storm. The tree service guys cut it with a 40" bar chain saw, by eye, so both ends are sloped and the are not parallel with each other. I estimate it weighs around 500#, and it was a bear to get home. It will have to have the ends leveled where it sits.
I was thinking of some kind of sled and rails to mount my router, then run the sled back and forth across the face of the stump.
I asked a local saw mill if they could cut and true up the ends for me. They said sure, but setting up and starting up their saw would be a couple hundred dollars!
Before I start I was hoping for some ideas.