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So I finally had the oak crotch piece cut into planks. I sealed the ends with 2 coats of latex paint and put 1 inch sticks between them. As you'll see in the pictures they are a bit rough but if the drying goes well I could end up with some nice stuff. I ended up with 3 pieces that are somewhat flat on both sides and 1 large end piece, each plank is about 2.5 inches thick. I paid the guy $40 bucks to cut them, don't feel like it was too much as the wood was free!
 

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Nice looking planks. Will make some nice tables. I have some when I can find someone close that can saw them, should make some interesting lumber.
 

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I see POTENTIAL!!!! sticker and seal the ends good. They'll be pretty!!
 

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Yeah, I'm pretty excited. I guess I've got 2.5 or 3 years to plan a few projects. To Submarine, the guy who cut these pieces was really concerned with getting his cuts as clean as possible. He did it all free hand!
 

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Were the cuts made freehand or with a jig? I'm looking into getting something to mill wood with like an Alaskan mill, but I have no experience with one.
 

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Treeguysrule the cuts were made freehand but not by me. The guy actually a tree trimmer! I've seen a lot of the Alaskan mills on ebay and in all the videos I've watched they seem pretty straight forward but I have not used one either.
 
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