Nice! I have the same problem, a lot of people asking for wood, I do have, but not dry yet. I cut some hackberry a few months ago, a thinner slab, it's.down to 20% air dried. Taking it to Brantford tomorrow to throw in the kiln.
See my post #1,411 (if you are chainsaw milling). That particular guide system can be shuffled like John describes above. It is handy to have a small laser level to extend your marks if the guide doesn't cover the whole length of the log. This is kind of the concept but it doesn't show the leap frog method with laser, I can't seem to find it atm.I have 18'6" logs that I want to mill into big beams.
How would you set-up for creating a first, flattening cut for that length?
Any tricks for squaring the mill for edging, short of an edger?
Water most of the time for the past 2 years.I've run nothing for years. I do have some gumming, but not bad. If I sawed a lot of syp, I'd definitely need to run something. I have the check valves to fix my lube system, and I'll run windshield washer fluid. Some swear by diesel, but I don't need it, and won't use it.