I dropped a couple trees in my yard recently and decided to make chairs. The little chair has a curved back. The big one was a challenge, but it turned out all right. Will soften the edges later on. Any recommendations for preserving these? Tung oil? Linseed oil? Moustache wax? Posted the log for free on CL in case anyone could use it. Guy came out yesterday with a trailer and hand tools. Hand tools. They started calling local rental shops to get a bobcat, but Saturday at 3:30 is not the time to start looking, especially since the nearest place is 15 miles away. So I cut it into 6 foot sections from the top and we started rolling. Fortunately the trailer tilted and he brought a comealong. He wasn't very good with rigging, and there was much wasted motion and time. Took them 3 hours to load 2 pieces. They said they will return this next week with a bobcat. I helped for a while, but then things started to get dangerous (bad rigging and support) during the pull up the trailer so I sat on the stump bench with my son and watched. It was tempting to get pics or video. Sorry- you only get the story.