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Wow OG awesome thread I have really been out of it not to see this thread earlier. Beautiful Western Red Cedar pic. As a former forester, really liked seeing the old logging arch pictures.

Went to UC Berkeley for my forestry degree. Our building at Mulford Hall had halls lined with domestic softwood/hardwood and tropical hardwood slabs of all stripes, all beautifully finished. Pretty amazing.

Miss my days of working with logging contractors and falling sub-contractors. I remember one of our timber falling sub-contractors let me help out pounding wedges into the backcut when dropping a 180' tall Sugar Pine in the central Sierra Nevada that was 88" in diameter at breast height. The main thing I remember was running like hell when the top of that tree started moving and the faller said for us to 'git :bigsmile: The butt log @ 32' long was something like 8800 or 9800 square feet clean and knot-free, can't remember exactly icon_eek

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GeekWithGuns wrote:
Wow OG awesome thread I have really been out of it not to see this thread earlier. Beautiful Western Red Cedar pic. As a former forester, really liked seeing the old logging arch pictures.

Went to UC Berkeley for my forestry degree. Our building at Mulford Hall had halls lined with domestic softwood/hardwood and tropical hardwood slabs of all stripes, all beautifully finished. Pretty amazing.

Miss my days of working with logging contractors and falling sub-contractors. I remember one of our timber falling sub-contractors let me help out pounding wedges into the backcut when dropping a 180' tall Sugar Pine in the central Sierra Nevada that was 88" in diameter at breast height. The main thing I remember was running like hell when the top of that tree started moving and the faller said for us to 'git :bigsmile: The butt log @ 32' long was something like 8800 or 9800 square feet clean and knot-free, can't remember exactly icon_eek


Nice! Any pics from your adventures?


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1 John Deere on tracks
2 Old edger that was laid to rest.
3 Old Stetson Ross planer that is keeping the edger company.
4 The original GilChrist/Hercules TimberJack made in the Willapa Harbor IronWorksof South Bend. They have been there since 1890.


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Interesting! I have a jack VERY similar to that one. The body is slightly different. It was being used as a building jack, but I was told it was RR in origin.

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Chains wrote:
Interesting! I have a jack VERY similar to that one. The body is slightly different. It was being used as a building jack, but I was told it was RR in origin.



Lots of RR jacks out there. The design difference is that the RR jacks are tooth to tooth like a modern HiLift brand jack.

A timber jack is gear driven. it has a toothed gear wheel with a cog on the handle that winds them up. The timber jack also has a split saddle that can be wedged into logs for rolling/splitting them. A timber jack also has a cupped plate on the bottom for traction/flotation. A RR jack usually just has a notch up top and a flat plate bottom.

RR jack are also cast iron and kinda brittle and dont like logs falling/rolling onto them.


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This shows the workings.

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dan360 wrote:
Sorry for the hijack, OG your work is awesome!

No problem! Cool pics.

I might have that pic of the Simpson log from Grisdale.

I have over 1000 pics and slides of Simpson timber from the Grisdale/Govey/Wynoochee era. I have all the pics and slides that were taken by Len Hunter during his career as the head forester for the mason county area during the 50s/60s/70s.

Many pics of some of the last LARGE old growth from above Vance creek/High steel and lots of pics of Grisdale and the building of Wynooche Dam.

Lots of history in that area.


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Time to revive this.


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Water logging. Old growth cedar. Over 500 years old.


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Today’s second/third growth grain.

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Old growth tight grain.
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That cut is a 3/8” chainsaw kerf for size comparison of the grain count. Notice the grain lines are as fine as the lines on my fingerprints .
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