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I ran across this video while surfing for woodworking related stuff...

Not sure whether I wanted to be happy for all the woodworkers and homeowners or be sad for all the Redwoods...

...gotta come from somewhere...I don't remember me griping about cows while enjoying a good steak...

Interesting video...gotta give it to them climbers...

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That was a huge operation for those times. Interesting video.
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Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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That's when men were men lol . Can't imagine working that hard or in that dangerous of an environment .

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Lots were injured, crippled, and killed. Even when I started logging in the late 70s falling trees with a chainsaw was rated as one of the most dangerous jobs in the world with 50-55 fallers getting killed every year just in BC.
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Brings back lots of memories,The old two man crosscut saws and power Dragsaws, Those axes had to be sharp to chop all dayday long. Those guys worked hard,long hours and drank hard on the days off.

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Herb it was still hard work when we did it. Those guys would pick out a tree and be there for sometimes days trying to get it down. I saw a poster years ago of what may have been the largest tree ever felled in North America ( I believe it was in Oregon). It took a crew of 25 loggers a week to fall it according to the story. The picture was of them on the stump after it went down and you could have put approximately another 50 loggers on the stump with them.

When we did it the trees were smaller and the equipment lighter and more portable (chain saws) so we put more miles on in a day than they did. The worst logging job I ever had was following a feller buncher around a log block doing all the trees it couldn`t get to which meant I spent all day each day climbing up in rock bluffs, out in a swamp, or down in a creek draw wedging every tree uphill so that the skidders could reach it. And quite a few of us drank hard on our days off too.
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I grew up in a farmhouse built some time before 1913. Its walls were built like fances, long rails and long spaces between studs. The walls were made of inch thick by about 12 inches wide redwood planks. My mom tried to cover it with wallpaper, but after the 6 kids ran into walls, it would crack along the edge of the planks.

When they tore it down, it took only one push from a skip loader. All that redwood was cleared away as scrap so far as I know. It would cost a fortune to buy that much premium redwood these days. That house didn't have a proper foundation either, it was build on wood pylons set on concrete blocks. I don't think there is any cutting of old growth redwoods in California anymore. I think most of it is "farmed" these days.
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There is something sad about trees that old and large being brought down. N
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