Hi, I live in a townhouse complex in Toronto, and the Green Ash trees in my neighbourhood have been infected with the Emerald Ash Borer.
Over the next few years all 40 trees will be removed, along with more than half a million other ash trees in Toronto.
The pest tunnels around in the cambium, killing the tree, however the wood is in perfect condition.
Having a small bandsaw, I decided to convert some of this wood into lumber, so I had the arborist cut 4 lengths of log 36" long for me from two of the trees. The logs were aproximately 16 to 20 inches in diameter at the large end.
Following is a photo essay of the sawing process.
The bandsaw table extension and log carriage are shown in the following photographs.
Bandsaw Table Extension.jpgLog Sled.jpg
The following link shows a bandsaw the same size as mine making lumber, and the log carriage I made is similar to the one shown in the video