Milling Kauai Mango Wood

Recently an island friend who is an arborist gifted several logs from a large mango tree he was commissioned to take down. It was very large and too close to the buildings. The arborist, Travis Redmond, generously volunteered to help slab the large butt log with his Alaskan Chainsaw Mill, so that we wouldn't have to reduce it to widths that would fit on our 32-inch bandsaw mill. Such wide slabs are precious and rare.

The tree was too large for our mill, so we contacted a local man with a special rig, galled an Alaskan Saw Mill. It uses, as you see, a large chainsaw. The tree was cut into three-inch thick slabs, for tables in the future.

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