When these photos of the band saw milling were taken, only some of the smaller logs were milled. To give some perspective on the vary large logs later sawn, we've included this photo of a topped elm. (Yes, it's burnt a bit.) It is easily 44" in diameter. In the foreground, wearing a piece of orange surveyor's tape is a poor quality ash tree, also removed, and now mostly firewood. But behind it, to the left, and with shingles stacked on top, is one of the butt logs that was later quarter sawn. And between the ash and the elm, and in the background, is an elm log, lying horizontally, that was milled. We cut it into three lengths, of maybe 65" each. The diameter was 33". The pile of brush behind it is the top limbs and branches. That building is our 22' x 29' barn, where we hope to house rabbits, and something that gives eggs.
The mill looks rickety, but cut extremely well, and very accurately. It runs off a gasoline engine, and self feeds, with the operator controlling the speed while he walks along. Notice the feed chain by the word 'VOLUNTEER'.
This is the very first log cut after the first pass. It's maybe 14" by 80".
Notice that the spokes are not visible in the wheel; this photo is mid cut. The various height, tension and width controlling handles are visible.
And now the stars of the show, the draft horses that brought the mill from my Amish friend's place three miles distant, and dragged the logs to the mill with the stone boat.