well it aint the wood working that ya think of but its wood. i have dropped a few trees in the past few years since i began killing innocent trees for heat,lol. oh well. anyways most were in the country and i just cut them down with no shigrins. this past saturday i had one of those proud moments. my uncle was cutting a 1/2 dead old maple. 50' tall give or take. and had a circonference that stands as tall as my waist. so no tiny tree. and powerlines asross street 20' away. after seeing several episodes of ax men on history channel i learned the proper way to drop a tree and avoid spring back. like in pics. and this tree was fairly straight up and had a fork above two big lower limbs. these were taken off first. and i said no sense talking about it and began the wedge cut. my uncle freaked and was worried about the lines and neighbors homes. i laughed. i said im cutting the wedge it aint going no where yet. i cut wedge in the direction of the open lot next to it. he wanted to add a rope to truck for security. so he tied the rope to it and hooked it to the bumper. and the back cut began. i told them about the step up in the back cut. i aint no pro by no means and would frown on trees leaning to the wrong direction but felt confident about this ton tree. and as the back cut aproched the center the tree let out a pop. it fell directly where i had placed the wedge. perfect. i had a moment.:big_smile: i wish i had took some pics. it was a big one. anyone else had experience in felling large trees?