Vintage logging - Saw pits : The sawyer Thyolo Malawi.
Vintage Logging

Vintage logging – Saw pits

Each Saturday morning I review 10 vintage logging, forestry and saw milling photos. This week’s review of vintage logging is about saw pits, mostly in the late 1800’s. Saw pits and frame saws have been around over a thousand years.

Vintage logging - Saw pits : 18th century Sawyer in India
Vintage logging – Saw pits : 18th century Sawyer in India
Vintage logging - Saw pits : 1915 Les scieurs de long.
Vintage logging – Saw pits : 1915 Les scieurs de long.
Vintage logging - Saw pits : A factory setting of sawyers in Vietnam.
Vintage logging – Saw pits : A factory setting of sawyers in Vietnam.
Vintage logging - Saw pits : A water colour illustration of sawyers using a whip saw.
Vintage logging – Saw pits : A water colour illustration of sawyers using a whip saw.
Vintage logging - Saw pits : A wood carving depicting Chinese sawyers.
Vintage logging – Saw pits : A wood carving depicting Chinese sawyers.
Vintage logging - Saw pits : Carpenters making lumber from a curved piece of timber.
Vintage logging – Saw pits : Carpenters making lumber from a curved piece of timber.
Vintage logging - Saw pits : Postcard of Chinese Wood Sawyers, Peking, China.
Vintage logging – Saw pits : Postcard of Chinese Wood Sawyers, Peking, China.
Vintage logging - Saw pits : Vietnamese sawyers in Tonkin.
Vintage logging – Saw pits : Vietnamese sawyers in Tonkin.
Vintage logging - Saw pits : The sawyer Thyolo Malawi.
Vintage logging – Saw pits : The sawyer Thyolo, Malawi.

A Newfoundland born Canadian with a life long interest in woodworking, baking and anything else that peaks my curiosity.

2 Comments

  • Revonda Gregg

    Love these old picture’s. I’m 57 and Remember my Dad who now is 78. Using a Cain saw and a mule to drag logs and to load truck going to the meal . WOW they were some tough men in them pictures.I wonder where the wood went or was used at back then! Thanks for posting!

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