Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Work Day Wednesday - Sawyers on Acacia Farm

Sawing logs - Acacia Farm Nelligen

Today I would like to share with you another of my recently discovered pictures of life on Acacia Farm, This is a picture of my father Malcolm Shepherd helping his uncle Jordie Lee saw a log on the farm with an old two handed saw. 

The two man saw was used in the timer industry and involved two sawyers standing or sitting on either side of the log, and the sawyers would alternate in pulling the saw through the wood.  The saws were designed to cut in both directions, and the special tooth design of the saw allowed the sawdust to be cleared from the cut as the sawyers worked

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