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Just got back from a visit to a friend's dad's place ------ $20 (he didn't want to even take that but I'm not a total fink) and an address sign from one of the slices. I see some neat stuff in the near (I hope) future.

Any ideas on how to slice the chunks - - I'm thinking about 2" or so thick.

And he has more like this laying around.

Nebbie (CNC) is salivating at the prospects.

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What kind of wood? Congrats on the score. We pass a pallet shop near our house and my wife reminds me of things she has seen on the 'Net made from pallet wood.

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Last 2 chunks are (I think) walnut of some kind, and the near one is ash or elm. Boards are mixed, but I can use them as is - only have to cut lengths.

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John ,I went to a saw sharpening shop and had them made a chain for my chain saw that slices grain lengthwise. Really an improvement over the crosscut chain. All they charged was the regular price of a new chain. Then I resawed the thick boards on the bandsaw.
That stump wood should yield some nice grain.
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Looking forward to seeing some pictures. Free wood is the best kind.

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I know how you're feeling!! When I came upon my free stash of wood, I thought I was in hog heaven!!
There wasn't anyone I could give cash to, so I brought the company employees some donuts the next morning.

Your profit margins just went up!!! LOL

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you did better than we...
would this help you lay out your cuts???
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Still figuring out the best way to slice the stumps for the smoothest straightest cut - - - chain saw or by hand.

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Band saw or a bow saw.....

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Still figuring out the best way to slice the stumps for the smoothest straightest cut - - - chain saw or by hand.

HJ
Although it will waste some wood on the kerf, do yourself a favor and use a chainsaw. The wood will be much more dense closer to the ground. You will be forever sawing those by hand without a mechanical means.

Ideally, a big band saw would be the best way if you have access to one.

Aw, Stick, ya beat me to it!!!!!!!!!!!

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