I got a notion to try my hand at making a dugout canoe. A neighbor up the road gave me a cottonwood log and even helped me load it. Joel loaned me a trailer and Mike helped me retrieve the log last month. It’s been sitting in my driveway ever since.
Mike showed up to share the fun and the three of us used the peavey, a lever, some chocks, brute force and ignorance to roll it up onto the cradle. That pretty much finished us for the day.
I think the next step will be measurements marked onto the log and shaving it down to a symetrical shape. If I botch it or find it to be too ambitious of undertaking, it may become firewood. Time will tell.