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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Lumberjacks





The days of old......




lumberjacks used different types of axes, such as larger broad axes and smaller felling axes, to bring down and hew trees. Broad axes were more commonly employed to chisel and hew a felled log into a square beam. Small branches and undergrowth were dealt with using brush hooks, which have a long, curved blade. In addition to axes, lumberjacks also used bucksaws and cross cutting saws to fell trees.












In honor of the lumberjack this "Paul Bunyan" was erected in Portland, Ore.













and a sharp axe was the tool of the trade.









Then everything changed when these showed up on the scene

and the sounds in the forest roared and were cleared in half the time.





But you won't believe your eyes at this new invention....








Only in competitions will you see the skill of a man overcoming a log ..........




5 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i grew up in logging country too (Wisconsin). so many towns created by/settled due to lumber barons...

Inger said...

I love the way you find thing to write about. These guys had a tough life in the old days, hopefully with all the new tools, it's a bit easier now. Are you not doing the A to Z Challenge in April?

Chatty Crone said...

That is so cool - I was sent that on a power point and couldn't find it on youtube. I thought that was so awesome! sandie

Buttons said...

My Hero would love that new invention here on the farm. B

Wool Winder said...

Fascinating to watch that machine in action.