Well, it took a while but my knee has finally healed enough that I could try milling. First thing I did was purchase a 24" Stihl Full Chisel chain. I filed the cutters to 10 degrees and used my Stihl gauge to lower the rakers down after the refile. I used my MS660 and it ran great and pulled the 24" chain with no problems. I was very happy with the cutting speed as well. Because of a issue with my homemade beam machine I used the Alaskan Small Chainsaw mill to do all the cuts. Anyway I ended up choosing Cherry as I thought it would be the easiest to start with since it was the smallest log. I learned a lot and had my Father and Brother helping me and we all three had a blast. We ended up running the finest product through a planer and it turned out awesome. It is just shy of being a 6"x6". I rough cut it to around 6 feet and will finish cut the ends with my mitre saw. Anyway I post a couple of picks. Please tell me what you think. BTW...I am the one wearing the brown hooded sweatshirt in case you where wondering.