This was the dawn redwood I got from a job in my local town. Some I cut as flitches for coffee tables and the rest has been quarter sawn for use as timber on a picknick bench I plan on making.
Also today I got to try out my new tractor tongs I made for lifting logs with the hiab. I'd seen some advertised and really wanted some, but couldn't really justify the price tag that seemed to go with them. fortunately my dads got everything you'd need to make something like this and fed up with trying to lift logs with straps and chains I set about making a set.
A couple of evenings worth of work and I was pretty pleased with the result. they work really well and make moving big logs around so much easier and quicker.