Maybe I need to be calling you for cedar instead of the local guys.
Honestly, I do need one long piece for the main beam, but that is economical enough to buy and use this to mill some substantial columns. The price for the column was much higher than the beam anyway. For example, 10x10 columns around 12' long were something like $500 ea, but a 6x10x16' beam was only $200.
Now I don't have a log 24' long, but I could put the columns on stone pedastals and maybe knock that down to 8' and that log would sure be easier to handle that way. Hmmm.
1978 13BT-40, 70 series mechanicals
1966 FJ45 lwb stock
2003 100 OME lift
1974V8J40, 1992FJ80, 1985FJ60, 1971FJ55, 1978FJ40, 1974FJ40, 1997 LX450 all long gone.