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Old 03-15-2014, 01:38 PM   #1
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I have 10 trunks I'd like to cut into 1 to 2 inch slices (or cookies). They're all about 11 to 15 inches thick and up to 18 inches high. How can I cut them?

P.S. - they're all from a cherry tree cut down almost two years ago so they're definitely dry

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Two man cross cut saw.

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Yikes! Anything easier? For one person?
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You can cut with a chainsaw, but trunks can be very tough on the blade. They often have embedded metal or other debris, and it is very difficult to get an even cut of that thickness. Most mills are not going to want to deal with this type of cutting for the same reason.
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Ayuh,.... Cuttin' 'em with a chainsaw would be easy enough,...

Holdin' 'em, so's ya could chainsaw 'em might be somewhere 'tween tricky, 'n dangerous though,...

I wouldn't cut 'em any thinner than 2" either,...
They'll split, 'n fall apart,...

'n as far as gettin' a straight cut,... Practice makes perfect,...
I burn well over 30 cords a year, 'n have framed buildin's with a chainsaw,...
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Maybe the largest bowsaw that you can find.


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A big bandsaw?
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It easy enough to do with a chain saw. Make them an inch or two thicker than you want it to be when finished. This will allow you to smooth it out with a router sled or what ever method you choose. Maybe go three inches thicker if you plan to dish them out for a tray.
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Will any of these do the job? That big one is 18" long and has I guess what's considered big teeth. Not sure what type of saw it is though (someone left it behind in my house).
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I see a bowsaw, a backsaw, and a blade for a reciprocating saw. All great gifts to have left behind by the previous owner/ tenant.

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One man cross cuts are available also.

To hold the trunks for sawing, weld a lag screw to the pick up truck receiver hitch. Bore an appropriate diameter hole in the trunk about 3" deep and screw the trunk on the lag.

Cancel the gym membership and after making about 70 cuts you can get your saw cost money back entering and winning arm wrestling contest.
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Find someone with a portable lumber saw. Or see if there is a local lumber yard that would do this work for you.
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Chain saw works fine for this. I have done it. Just need some one else holding the log. If you want screw a 2x4 to the log as a handle. just don't saw the screw.
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Having a jig for keeping the cuts straight, also works joed. They make bars for chainsaws, that you can use to hold the end in a jig, just like a Chop saw.

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