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    i think this is the right spot for this. anyway i got my mill today
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    any opinions on how i should mill this log? horizontal for the widest planks or vertical for most planks? dimensions?
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    Try to get most of the defects in the fewest planks, idunno.

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    walnut...12/4, re saw later. Less waste.
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    whats 12/4? ive seen people post numbers like that before but dont know what it means
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    12/4 = 3 inches.Fat, then let it dry. Craftsman can re saw to what they want. IMO.
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    3inch slabs is what i was thinking after talking to others. so 12/4 means 12 divide by 4? trim wane or leave it? if im slabbing it 3 inches thick should i stand the log on the skinny edge? or get the wide boards?

    thanks for the help john
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    12 x 1/4 inch. The wood will shrink so add a little. The band saw I use adds a 1/8th for kerf and shrinkage.
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    1/4 inch with a chain saw mill? probably shatter the wood dont you think?
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    Hard to type it but John is talking about 12/4 or 12X1/4 or 3".