[Sca-cooks] The Backyard Lumberjack

Mark Hendershott crimlaw at jeffnet.org
Tue Oct 10 23:23:40 PDT 2006

At 11:10 PM 10/10/2006, you wrote:
>Bear mentioned:
>   <<< Hmmm, I can relate.  A number of years ago we had to take down
>a 50 foot
>pecan tree in the backyard.  It took three years to find a sawyer to
>take the 3 to 3 1/2 foot diameter 7 foot long main trunk.  >>>
>So, how did you move and transport it to the mill to get it cut into
>boards?  Or did the sawyer come out and cut it in place? Or into
>several large chunks and take that to the mill?
>  > and a really WEIRD one - The Backyard Lumberjack
>  >
>  >    Devra the Baker
>I was a bit disappointed that it dealt mainly with using modern
>chainsaws. I was hoping for more on how this kind of job was done
>with saws, axes and similar tools. Perhaps a book on historic
>lumbering in American history or some such is what I should look for
>sometime.  I have used two-man cross-cut saws and double-bit axes to
>cut down and up two and three foot diameter logs, so I can understand
>the preference for chainsaws, but sometimes it is nice to know how it
>is done with the older tools. And that would be closer to how it was
>done in the period we study.
>THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
>     Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas
>StefanliRous at austin.rr.com

Try www.astragalpress.com   They sell books about tools and older 
technologies.  Haven't seen much in their catalog older than colonial 
times but you may find something of interest.

Simon Sinneghe
Briaroak, Summits, An Tir

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