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Jim in rush co
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:20 am    Post subject: For Loren and all the Woodsman out there Reply to specific post Reply with quote

A book from 1882 on lumber and logging, last picture is of food required for men and horses. Has a lot of interesting reading. Jim




 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:07 pm    Post subject: Re: For Loren and all the Woodsman out there Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Learn something new everyday...warm soap suds and beef brine cures scratches on your horses legs.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:04 pm    Post subject: Re: For Loren and all the Woodsman out there Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I'm not a big book reader, but that one looks interesting! Have always enjoyed reading such books. One of my favorites is the Encyclopedia of Country Living (Carla Emery). Another is Country Wisdom & Know-How. Favorite book about "wood" is World Woods in Color (WA Lincoln). However, it focuses on wood, itself, rather than the lifestyle of the logger. Definitely gonna look for your book! Thanks for posting!

I see there's a reprint of the book on Amazon for $10:
https://www.amazon.com/Scribners-Lumber-Log-Book-Merchants/dp/1333799071/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1515880623&sr=1-1&keywords=lumber+and+log+book
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:16 pm    Post subject: Re: For Loren and all the Woodsman out there Reply to specific post Reply with quote

This book is also available for online reading at https://archive.org/details/G.W.Fisher
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:20 pm    Post subject: Re: For Loren and all the Woodsman out there Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I just love the Lumberman's Shanty. Looks nice and cozy now doesn't it. Thanks for the tip !
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:05 pm    Post subject: Re: For Loren and all the Woodsman out there Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hey jeffcat, is this one of some your piney art also, been in family since new. Jim


 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:10 pm    Post subject: Re: For Loren and all the Woodsman out there Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The online one looks like a lot better shape than mine, has always been in family and passed down.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:19 pm    Post subject: Re: For Loren and all the Woodsman out there Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Apparently there was a newer, more updated version released some years later, but without Fisher's name on it. Says it's "based" on his book.
https://archive.org/details/cihm_76711

It's also available on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Mussons-Improved-Lumber-Book-1905/dp/0266594190/ref=sr_1_1_twi_har_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1515885163&sr=1-1&keywords=musson%27s+log+book
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:20 pm    Post subject: Re: For Loren and all the Woodsman out there Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Can someone explain why they took the wheel off to load the wagon? Doesn't look very stable with the axle like that, and sure won't be easy to get going again when loaded.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:38 pm    Post subject: Re: For Loren and all the Woodsman out there Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The rear wheel is higher than the load. Gets in the way. When the wagon is loaded, put the wheel back on, and then just pull forward and away you go. The standing log will just tip over. Ta da.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:50 pm    Post subject: Re: For Loren and all the Woodsman out there Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Down loaded the PDF file from Canada. Man that thing took almost a
minute on high speed Wifi. Who ever did the original copy work was a
slob or what they were working with was in pretty bad shape. Almost
every page is crooked. Not complaining just an observation of someone
who did a lot of copy work on a Leica camera stand. Thanks again for
tipping us off on this great old book. So much neat stuff shows up on
Yesterdays Tractors !!!!
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:08 pm    Post subject: Re: For Loren and all the Woodsman out there Reply to specific post Reply with quote

They probably took the wheel off because it was higher than the bed that the bottom row of logs set on. That method would have broken the wheel, if left on, loading the first tier. To put wheel back on, just shovel down if the block settled. Pretty simple, and logical, back in the time.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:23 pm    Post subject: Re: For Loren and all the Woodsman out there Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That is so neat!! Is that twisted wire to hold on the handle? Amazing what the human mind can come up with to make something. Here is how to split firewood . Class 101 and 102.
log splitting 101

 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:28 pm    Post subject: Re: For Loren and all the Woodsman out there Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Here is the other. I have GOT to get me one of these!
log splitting 102

 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:23 pm    Post subject: Re: For Loren and all the Woodsman out there Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Very interesting, thanks for posting.
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