December 26th, 2011, 11:30 PM
Yes, I cut down the cherry tree.
Actually the kid next door did the deed. I just had him drag the trunk off to the side. I want to have it milled into 2 inch slices (lengthwise) appropriate for tele bodies.
who should I call?
the trunk is sitting in Jackson, MI
December 27th, 2011, 12:02 AM
I'd start checking around for someone that has a private sawmill, or a portable one? Check local wood-working forums, someone is going to know who to contact. Good luck.
December 27th, 2011, 01:12 AM
How big of a cherry tree? If it's easy to get to, and you have a chain saw, you could make a chain saw mill and and slab off the 2" thick planks. You may want to leave it a bit thicker per slab to allow for planing later to compensate for any warpage and cupping. Then anchorseal (or latex paint) the ends, and move it to good dry storage and stack and sticker it for about 3 years. Check around to local mills and see if they can kiln dry it, but if you have the space and the time, slow cure would be fine, I'd think. 1" thickness per year to dry is what I've read.
December 27th, 2011, 07:35 AM
I think Wood Mizer is a franchise of portable sawmills. Maybe they can help you locate a guy who has one in the area?
December 27th, 2011, 08:23 AM
here you go http://toolmonger.com/2009/03/23/be-your-own-sawmill/
December 27th, 2011, 11:40 AM
$59 or place a bid - new made in USA.