I just got a deal on 5-6 juniper trees, very dead from a fire years
ago, and still standing. I took one home yesterday. They are each
about 30 feet long, 15 inch diameter at the base. I kept 4 inch and
larger, and generally about 4 feet long between the major branches, or
I cut one 4 inch diameter by 36 inch piece into 1/2 inch slabs by
jointing two adjacent sides, then the band saw, then touch up one side
on the jointer, and finally the planer. Not to a perfect finish, just
enough to get the size, color, and any defects. I will smooth after I
decide what to build.
Well, that's what I did, but... having no experience in working
with actual logs, I'm curious what people with actual experience do
when they get a salvaged log. BTW, my band saw does 6 inches max, so
I plan to use my chain saw to make the larger logs in half or quarters
as needed to fit the band saw.
Any comments will be appreciated!