WOW... Bet that made some noise.
There are a couple people around that do milling with the portable mills. I just dont have the space to store lots of wood. I will someday though.
I have worked around saw mills when I was younger, very little around a woodmizer but quite a bit around an old circle saw mill. That was fun. I always loved working on hardwood, because the pine and hemlock was so soft the sawyer could bury me at the edger. He had a trick on a large log where he wanted 8" boards he would saw down the middle almost all the way, bring it back, role the log and start dumping 2 boards off at a time. But it was fun none the less.