A friend is giving me a couple trees that are down. One is a walnut, cut about a year ago. He says it's pretty large. Other is a recently cut persimmon about a foot in diameter. I have plenty of walnut planks and don't need more so I'm pretty sure we (I'm taking help) will cut in chunks for turning. The persimmon will also be cut in chunks. I'll cut the length to approximate the diameter. Will wait until our current very cold weather moderates before going for it. Pictures will follow at cutting up time.