Just a few pictures of what I've been up to.
Not strictly woodworking, well it is I guess, but starting out with a tree.
This is a large macrocarpa cypress tree at a friends farm. They were planted as hedges about 70-80 years ago. They are now a bit big for that and become a hazard, dropping limbs and falling over in storms etc. Fortunately the wood is very nice to work with
The pictures show before and after, the stump measured 52" and the log was still 31" at 42 feet up. My calcs have about 2500 Bdft of timber in there. The chainsaw in the 2nd to last pic is running a 28" bar, to give an idea of the size of this thing
I got it bucked into 3 logs today and hopefully we can wrestle them out of the swamp with a 12 ton excavator tomorrow.
Video of the tree coming down is here.
A lot of camera shake and wind noise, but the end result is there
I will post some more pics as we get the logs out and start sawing then up.