With an upcoming wedding in the family, Ruthann asked if I would cut some logs from trees that came down on their property into discs to use as table decorations for the wedding reception. When I learned that the diameter of the larger logs would fit on my bandsaw, I agreed to the project.
With a little trial and error (and one bent bandsaw blade), I found that attaching a carrier board to each log was needed to prevent the log from rolling or twisting under the cutting forces. I also found that the logs still had a high moisture content, so a bit of drying time was needed once the discs were cut to their one inch final thickness.
After cleaning up any loose bark and applying a couple of coats of tung oil, about 35 large and 35 small discs were ready for the celebration.