Jun 06, Just shy of finishing the notch, one sawyer showed us how to use an axe as a “gun stick” or felling gauge: He placed the head of the axe flat against the back of the cut notch, then looked down the handle, which indicated the direction in which the tree would fall.
With the notch cut a little more than 1/3 of the way through the trunk, the sawyers swapped their axes for a two-man crosscut saw, which they used to make the back cut that actually brought the tree Estimated Reading Time: 5 mins.
Nov 24, The dangerous occupation of felling and delimbing these behemoths of Mother Nature was designated to the famous old lumberjacks.
They lived in forest camps, spending months away from families and working hard day and night to transform the trees into an invaluable treegrinding.barted Reading Time: 4 mins. May 18, Byan estimated one-third of old forest redwoods had been destroyed; by the s, that figure stood at 90 percent. Some of this work was documented in. Dec 20, In this Episode 1 of Tree felling fails you will find some of the most wild and extravagant mishaps in wood work. You can find some amazing woodworking tips.
May 17, Up until the s, lumberjacks felled trees with axes. The custom of using the cross-cut or"misery whip" saw began in Pennsylvania and spread from there. The unhappy name for this tool comes from the difficulty and frustration of using a saw that they could not keep sharp enough.