On that Pin Cherry burl just posted,Brian(Bobtail Farm) had a friend with a Woodmizer that took a 5/4 slice off the tree side for him.
I'm not slicing...simply machining the bark side down with a pocket toolpath, and then nudging my Z down by eye and feel, until it will be stable when I flip it to the tree side for jigging.
Generally set Z for first pass by eyeball, and then with Whiteside 1.25" Mortising bit, take about .1" off a pass at 3IPS at roughly 16K....it goes quick.
You're the sawmill expert:)
Yep, Was on the road for almost 2 years, and hit the Tucson Gem Show in'96 and bought a Foredom and Diamond Pacific "Pixie" so I could cut in motel room when not camping in the Roadtrek 210 I fixed up for the wheelchair:) Mainly cut Yowah Opal 'cause when I started I was told NEVER to cut Opal! That's the Hardest!!
Went to Tucson a few more years to meet the miners, and now I ain't half bad.
Only a 10" tile saw with a lapidary blade,4"trim saw,and the Foredom and Pixie...so can't do big stuff.
Thanks for the offer, but still have 10 pounds of Alaskan Black I haven't touched in 10 years
Take a look at your Cherry burls, and see if you can jig them?
There's always the chainsaw or a crosscut