A gentleman came up to me at a festival and said he had a 5′ maple burl. Did I want it… YES!!! ‘Took it to the sawmill and had it cut into 20 rounds! It took a lot of doing, ropes, chains and a come-along to get that beast on the trailer; but, we did it. Couldn’t have done it without the help of Papa King. A trip to the sawmill. There’s Rocky doing the heavy work as usual, rigging it with a chain so Newell can pick it up with the loader. There’s old Newell behind the wheel of the loader. That’s a heck of a lot easier than it was getting it on the trailer. Rocky cut the burlap into cookies with an Alaskan Sawmill. That’s a big chainsaw with a 5-foot bar and a guide on it so that you can cut even slices. It takes two people or one Rocky to run it! Backed up and ready to unload. They stayed stacked up right there for a year drying. This is the largest slice from the bottom of the tree, just above ground level. Here it is hanging on the wall in my loft. Where it will stay until something better can take its place!