The final product, clear quarter sawn white oak in sizes not easy to come by. This particular piece will become the Tirrik's chunky mast step.
A homemade chainsaw mill is used to cut the logs into slabs
After some work a few good slabs were produced.
More boards will be cut from these logs. It will take several months to dry outdoors before the wood is ready to use. Slow air-drying produces the most stable lumber.
Natural bends like these are harvested for their curved grain. This utilizes their extreme strength for specific boat parts.