A friend of mine dropped a massive old marri tree a few years ago, with plans to slab it out for their own use. That plan fell through, and they offered me the log for the price of slabbing it. Contacted a local milling guy and we teed it up for today.
Darren rocked up with his Lucas mill, which is a very shiny piece of kit – in slabbing mode it’s a whopping great engine with a 1.2m chainsaw bar on it, which makes for a LOT of fun. 6 hours later we’d converted a 7m log into two piles of slabs – hopefully enough to make the kitchen benches, bathroom bench and all of the windowsills through the house.