so fellow as member wendell and i took a crack at a big old silver maple that went down in the wind this past week. it was probably pushing 40" at the base and about 8' long. my jig can only handle 28" so we got to use my edging jig that i cobbled together. it worked ok, but it definitely needs some tweaking. anyways, we got er down to just under 28" and started milling away. i'm glad we did too because the wood was actually really nice. in fact, it really reminded me of black cherry with the salmon pink hues in there and the wormy markings. cuts about the same too, although at 28" across it was pushing the limits of the 066. got to see wendell's dolmakita 7900 too which really rips. here's the rootball and trunk. wendell ripping thru the trunk with his 7900. sides ripped off, you can see some of the rot at the top of the slab: yours truly at the helm: wendell takes a ride: here's some of the grain, it's tricky to see in the overcast light but there's actually a bit of figure in some areas. it's also way more pink than this shows: we cut the slabs at just over 8/4. took home seven slabs in total, there was probably at least one or two more we could've taken but that side of the log was a bit more rotten and we were running out of time. had to stack in the driveway until i can cut more stickers and build another drying rack. the neighbors are getting curious. anyways, was a good day. thanks wendell!