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Step 14: The Twisted Decapitation

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Most carvers start shaping the log almost directly when it hits the ground. The fresher the better. Given the complexity of mine I followed a different approach. I had to.

I guessed my best shot was to start from an equally shaped cilinder, not a thing with one side a lot lower than the rest from the start.

Given the fact there was a lower zone on the fork side I decided to get the whole at the same level, and thus to remove the top of the cilinder completely.

Set the circular saw level, make two longitudinal cuts and use a few wedges to remove the slab. That's how you're supposed to do it. Nice & quick.

And that's when I dicovered the pure evil of Lebanon cedar. Twisted like a pool.

It took me half a day to remove that crappy slab. In ten pieces, btw. Pure horror.