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    Making sawdust

    Got too saw some today on the mill. I took this maple out of a guys woods a few weeks back. I sawed the top log right away, but just got to the but log today. It was about 30 inches on the small end. Had to split it in half, then still had to trim the flair some to get the mill past it.

    Last slab is 29 inches wide. Some nice spalting and even some curl to it. It was rotten in the middle but I just worked around it best I could. Got some nice slabs out of it
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    That's some nice curl and spalt you got there, Robert! Should make something very nice.

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    wish it was mine to keep. Sawed it for a customer. He's planning on using it for a trestle table.

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    Nice-looking wood, and man, the big slab is impressive.

    Still have a bit if a tear in my eye thinking about all the turning blanks that died making that slab.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Nice-looking wood, and man, the big slab is impressive.

    Still have a bit if a tear in my eye thinking about all the turning blanks that died making that slab.
    Well it just so happens Mr McMillan that several nice ones happen to have survived

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    Your part of the country produces some great maple. That big hunk the big slab is resting on has a lot of bowls in it. Too bad you can't keep.
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