What is the best way to quartersaw on a bandmill?
From what I have read, it appears the best way is to cut the log into quarters, then cut each pie-shaped piece into the core; but how do you get the pie-shaped piece to sit on its edge?
Load the log on the mill with the most extreme oval aspect standing the "tall way."
Take a slab and a 1-inch board off the opening face.
Rotate the log 180 degrees and live saw all the way through the log, one board at a time.
The quartersawn pieces that develop can usually have the heart ripped out in a 1 x 4, 5, or 6. In decent logs these narrows will still make 2A or B grade, and in really good logs will make 1 Com. Knocking this part off of boards from the quartering process only results in one thing: stickers.
BTW, standing the oval up yields relatively less flat-sawn lumber than laying it down.