Log too big for my shop tools ?!?!

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I factored my waste before cutting, because 21'7" circumference does not yield a usable diameter of 6.8'. Bark, pith, and irregularity of shape... I would bet my figures are more realistic.

Only the smaller figure is useable, since it's the only one that can produce full-length boards. Unless the diameter difference is radical, there's no useable stock between minimum and maximum diameters.
Kevin
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I wouldn't doubt it. <grin>

On 'rational' sized logs, I wouldn't argue that very hard. this one is big enough diameter, that _relatively_ smaller differences can still yield usable stock.
There's an extra 6" in diamter at the big end. Assuming linear taper, you've got an extra 3" at the mid-point. ought to be able to get a fair bunch of 10' 1x2s (if not larger) out of the big-end cut-offs.
One can always reclaim the sawdust for Pres-to logs for the fireplace. *grin*
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Badda-bing! <G>
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You're thinking about this all wrong. The log isn't too big for your tools. Your tools are too small for the log. You need to upgrade! Of course, the first upgrade is probably a new shop, like Tom P's...
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