Image from page 38 of "Lumber reports. [microform]" (1907)
Title: Lumber reports. [microform]
Publisher: [S.n. : s.l.]
Contributing Library: Penn State University
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oiling process was es-sential after nearly every cut and often a greater number oftimes during the felling of a large tree. A well organised plan of keeping the scale oftimber cut by each crew separate,and yet give each crew fullcredit for all the logs they cut was in use on this tract. Onescaler was empiloyed for each gang, the gang varying in sizes.ccording to the method og skidding employed on the particularsection. The duty of this scaler v/as to lay off uniform plots,generally thirty-five by tviro hundred and fifty yards, for eachpair of sawyers or felling crev;. Upon the completion of fellingthe tijnber on one of these areas the crew was assigned anotherportion,while the scaler gave them due credit for all the ^ogsthey had cut. Also in order to facilitate rapid progEess in fell-ing one sav/-filer and one wedge-maker were assigned to each gang of felling crev/s. The duties of these men were to provide sharp mensaws and efficient wedges. These/were paid by the day,their FLA^E VI,
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Burn o,nd young grov/th of longleaf pine.
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