Egyptian carpenter making lumber.
Vintage Logging

Vintage logging – carpenters

Each Saturday morning I review 10 vintage logging, forestry and saw milling photos. This week’s review of vintage logging is about the carpenters who built, well, everything throughout history.

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Carpenters and their tool chests.
Carpenters and their tool chests.

1900 Stereoscope card showing sawyers in Seoul, Korea.
1900 Stereoscope card showing sawyers in Seoul, Korea.

Crude industries of Korea, where man power is cheaper than mills – sawing lumber in a a lumber yard in Seoul.


1813 Carpenter India.
1813 Carpenter India.

1850 Carpenters and their tools pictured on a tin plate photograph.
1850 Carpenters and their tools pictured on a tin plate photograph.

1915 Les scieurs de long
1915 Long board cutting, two sawyers using a pit saw frame.

Carpenter crew with their tools.
Carpenter crew with their tools.

Pioneering Sawpit setup
Pioneering Sawpit setup

Carpenters in their workshop.
Carpenters in their workshop.

A water colour illustration of sawyers using a whip saw.
A water colour illustration of sawyers using a whip saw.

Also depicted in the scene, another saw with a cross cut saw, a woman in the foreground sitting on a stool, and another man on a horse, possibly the land owner or a merchant.


A depiction of an Egyptian wood carver and a carepnter ripping a board into thinner lumber.

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

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