I needed to source some hardwood planks for future wood projects. There is a local bandsaw mill down the street from where I work that I went to today to pick up some stock. I took my dad and son along for the ride. I could spend hours here talking with the owner. This place is a woodworkers dream. A lot of the boards came from cut off end from previous wood orders. Win/win for both of us. I picked up cherry, oak and walnut. It is all put up and stickered now. I ended up with about 45 4' boards. I even got the 5/4 stock at the bottom of the log where he could not cut it any thinner due to the dogs holding the log to the saw frame. The owner was a great guy to do business with. I am glad to have met up with him and he knows what I am looking for now. Everything in his yard get used, from customer orders to slab wood for maple sap boilers and firewood. Part of his yard. The two 8' piles on the left are slab edges. The saw. 1 1/4" blade, mills 24" wide if need be. Hydraulic lifter. That is a walnut slab being worked up. Walnut on top, cherry under it and oak to the right. 12" x 12" oak beam for a customer. Cherry planks. 10 -12" wide. They could second as grilling planks. The bug holes are incorporated into part of my designs, the rot areas are not. Walnut crotch. Amazing figuring. It stunk. I call it skunk pee wood. Luckily the oak and cherry smell took over the basement. Oak chunk, this has nice figuring. He has a post and beam structure 12' x 16' that he made, that is for sale. I really wish I had the room and the coin to buy it. 3 hours to assemble the frame, once off loaded from the truck.