Tornado, a few days ago, some say just straight line winds, took down big trees all over the county. I've got three, at last, between 20 to maybe 26 inches through the middle and, perhaps 50 ft to first limbs. Hickories and one walnut. Pushed over and roots out of the ground. No one wants any more wood. I'm older and not as strong as I once was. I've got thirty year old 24 in blade saw with lots of grunt. I've though of buying a ripping chain and a small mill but can't spend the money. I would like to make two perhaps twenty foot or even the entire length of one log into two long benches. I have a sharp adz and draw knife and ten pound sledge hammer and some edges. Anyone tried to split a Hickory that long or would it be easier to try and rip it before it dries? I suspect it will take sharpening the chain if I can find one several times. Hickory is really tough stuff and heavy as lead, so to speak.