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  • #257910
    staker
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    #257915

    Thats amazing. Heard about the logging, even remember an old John Wayne movie that involved it. Never have I thought about the actual process. My heavens, the rigging they used. Not sure how well I would have done as a redwood logger

    #257916
    crotalusco
    Pro
    west bend, wi

    I love redwood, but hate knowing it was un-sustainably harvested back then. I like that its more regulated just hate the price.

    #257917
    TonyG
    Pro
    Colorado Springs, CO

    It sure is crazy how they used to do stuff!

    #257919
    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    That’s a cool video , talk about manual labour ,holy crap !

    #257943
    staker
    Pro

    , talk about manual labour ,holy crap !

    Everyone was working in those days no shortage of work, now everything is done with machines and a lot of machinery is made oversea`s.

    #257999

    Those trees are massive. It’s a shame they were treated as if there was an inexhaustible supply. Looked quite dangerous to take them down. Thanks for sharing the video.

    #258052
    utopia78
    Pro
    Toronto, ON

    Pretty amazing stuff they did back then. You really earned what you put on your table. Is a shame how we still treat our forests.

    A Working Pro since 2004

    #258056

    Awesome video of the old days of hard working loggers and gaint trees .

    Always willing to learn .

    #258116
    redwood
    Pro

    Well I’m pretty close to the action. I have a few redwoods on my property, but not very old.

    I too am sad that they were overharvested. What’s available today is not the same wood from that video. All the great properties of old growth redwood has disappeared in today’s new growth redwood. It’s a shame.

    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

    Working Pro 1972 - 2015
    Member since Jan 22, 2013
    www.creative-redwood-designs.com

    #258138
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Thank you for posting that video. I like watching historical videos.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #258153
    ChadM
    Moderator
    Rogers, Ohio

    My parents took my brother and I to Sequoia National Forest when we were kids – I think I was 10 or 12. I would like to go back again, I think I would appreciate it more now – it was cool then but as a kid it was just some really big trees.

    Cool video find, by the way.

    Chad

    A Working Pro since 1993

    Member since 12/07/2013

    #258163
    KenW
    Pro

    I’ve seen post cards depicting the huge trees that were logged. The video is amazing too.

    #258167
    RonW
    Moderator
    Holladay, Tn

    Neat video. Nuts how they did some stuff back then.
    We went to see the Redwoods when I was young. It was cool to see trees that big. Like Chad I think I would like it a little more now.

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #258169
    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    I wonder what their wages were like back then for busting their ass like that .Whatever it was it wasn’t enough πŸ™‚

    #258256
    staker
    Pro

    wages were probably around a $1.00 a day. I think they made more in bible times

    #258258
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    these are always great videos. I do not think I could chop through a 2′ tree in a day, let alone a 10′ tree or larger. just think of the amount of wood they removed to fell one of those trees. a lot of board feet of chips.

    #258265

    β€œFor most people, a job like this would seem too dangerous. But then, logging is a hard and dangerous work.”

    No joke! Really neat video – amazing to see how they chopped that monster redwood down.

    John S

    #258283
    staker
    Pro

    Sometimes when staking claims and you need to cross a small river you would find a big tree 18″-24″on the bank a and chop it down. It doesn’t take that long 20-30 minutes, depends how sharp your axe is.

    #258317
    redwood
    Pro

    I was amazed at the scaffolding setups they had. Could you imagine today if Osha saw those? That would be a pretty big fine.

    We dropped a couple of Douglas Fir trees this week, one about 18″, and it took us 1 1/2 hours with a chainsaw. Of course we mostly delimbed it and took it down in sections. Cleanup is taking days however.

    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

    Working Pro 1972 - 2015
    Member since Jan 22, 2013
    www.creative-redwood-designs.com

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