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.
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
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*
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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