Gigantic Log
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I have a gigantic log that I would like to cut disk's from.  I live in Valparaiso, IN and its currently in my shop. I really do not have a good way to transport it somewhere, but if it came to it I can figure that out.  Does anyone have any idea how I can get slices from this?  Should I rent a huge chainsaw?  I cannot figure out how to add a photo, it tells me the file size is too large. 1000k is maximum.  The log I have is 3 feet in diameter. It weighs about 150-200 lbs.  So not super easy to move around.


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#12
  Re: Gigantic Log by bmich (Hello,   I have a g...)
I would look around for a bandsaw mill guy. It will be much cheaper if you take the log to him

They should be able to cut slices most  any thickness

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  Re: Gigantic Log by bmich (Hello,   I have a g...)
(11-03-2019, 10:38 PM)bmich Wrote: Hello,  
I have a gigantic log that I would like to cut disk's from.  I live in Valparaiso, IN and its currently in my shop. I really do not have a good way to transport it somewhere, but if it came to it I can figure that out.  Does anyone have any idea how I can get slices from this?  Should I rent a huge chainsaw?  I cannot figure out how to add a photo, it tells me the file size is too large. 1000k is maximum.  The log I have is 3 feet in diameter. It weighs about 150-200 lbs.  So not super easy to move around.


https://ibb.co/F6V2Vp3  photo is here.


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  Re: Gigantic Log by bmich (Hello,   I have a g...)
Bandsaw mills are set up for ripping, not crosscutting.

I'd check with rental places for saw with a long bar.

Check with chainsaw dealers to see if they know someone with a long bar that might do some custom clutting.

I've cut logs that big with a 20" blade, cutting from each side, then cleaned up with belt sander.

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  Re: Gigantic Log by bmich (Hello,   I have a g...)
(11-03-2019, 10:38 PM)bmich Wrote: Hello,  
I have a gigantic log that I would like to cut disk's from.  I live in Valparaiso, IN and its currently in my shop. I really do not have a good way to transport it somewhere, but if it came to it I can figure that out.  Does anyone have any idea how I can get slices from this?  Should I rent a huge chainsaw?  I cannot figure out how to add a photo, it tells me the file size is too large. 1000k is maximum.  The log I have is 3 feet in diameter. It weighs about 150-200 lbs.  So not super easy to move around.


https://ibb.co/F6V2Vp3  photo is here.

I'm assuming you haven't used a chainsaw a lot. I would contact a tree trimming company. They have the saws and the skill to cut your log up. 
mike
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  Re: Gigantic Log by bmich (Hello,   I have a g...)
They also have sharp saws. I'm not sure t gat the local tool rental would.
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  Re: RE: Gigantic Log by EatenByLimestone (They also have sharp...)
I would not recommend renting a chain saw with a 3 foot bar unless you are used to that size saw.   I would also suggest a tree company for this.  If this log is not dry, suggest waiting and sealing the ends to help prevent splits.  It will take a long time to dry and I would expect splits.   Roly
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  Re: Gigantic Log by bmich (Hello,   I have a g...)
Awesome, thanks for the tips. I will reach out to a few tree companies. I am not used to using a long bar chainsaw and I would rather leave that up to a professional. I am going to seal both ends with Anchorseal and go from there. I read that latex paint will also work to seal the ends.
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  Re: RE: Gigantic Log by Bob10 ([quote='bmich' pid='...)
(11-03-2019, 11:56 PM)Bob10 Wrote:

 my wife and I were laughing about something like this.  But yea, sure bring it over.. Ill supply a case of beer.
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#20
  Re: Gigantic Log by bmich (Hello,   I have a g...)
Looks like it is taller than it is wide... an 18" bar cutting from both sides will work.
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