My favorite wood grain is that found inside the crotch of trees. But to slice it, I need to reduce the width of the crotch so it will fit the gantry of the sawmill.
Cutting the first leg
Finding the middle of the log
Clamping is a problem as the log is very tall, and too short to fit between the log rests. So i used a flitch to fit between two log rests and clamp the log against it.
Cutting the second leg
I stabilized by hand the log to prevent resonance from the vibrations to break the clamping off.
Leveling all 3 piths (tree and each branch)
First few slices then the log can be turned over and be much more stable

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