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I have never milled any thing before, but my growing interest in woodworking has me looking at a cedar tree that was brought down by a ice storm last week differently than just a mess to clean up.

I don't have a sawmill, and the tree is maybe only 12" across at it's widest point. But I was thinking about cutting it into maybe 2' long pieces and then trying to saw some planks on the band saw. Would this be worth my effort? I was thinking about sawing it around 1/2" thick and using the boards for small boxes and maybe to line drawers/chest with.
 

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I watched this video before the tree came down so I think that put this idea in my head.

I understand that the wood will have to dry and that I should stack it with spacers to allow air flow.
 

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I've done small cedar on my bandsaw.It does tend to dull the blade more than most woods i've sawn though.A slead like that is a must to get a straight cut.Good luck with it!:icon_smile:
 
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