Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Southeast Texas
I'll make another attempt at answering. If it were my log, I'd just straight cut as many 4/4 slabs as I could. The only reason I would consider doing anything different is if I was looking for certain grain patterns, like quartersawn or riftsawn. The outermost boards will be narrow and want to deform the most while drying, but otherwise you should be able to get a decent yield ( I don't know what the percentages work out to). Of course the default answer is - it just depends on what you want to do with it. As far as the sawyer's price goes, if you're charged by the hour then straight cutting logs that small should go quick, should be able to get it done in 1 day best case scenario if the sawyer doesn't have to spend a bunch of time moving logs around and stacking boards. I wouldn't charge by the bf in a situation like this but off the top of my head 1-2 $/bf sounds reasonable to me. Just my 2 cents.