Vintage Logging

Vintage logging – chainsaws

Each Saturday morning I review 10 vintage logging, forestry and saw milling photos. This week’s review of vintage logging is about chainsaws.

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1950 Coast Redwood Company, near Samoa, California.
1950 Coast Redwood Company, near Samoa, California.

A 59″ x 20′ redwood log in process of ripping with an Atkins electric chain saw head and Titan chain.
Rights Information: Feb 28 2019 Special permission granted by the owning institution, California State University, Chico, CA, US, to WoodchuckCanuck.com, for use of this image for historical logging special collection review. Source: http://www.cdlib.org/


Diamond Match Company, Chico, California
Diamond Match Company, Chico, California

Bucking Douglas fir log with power saw, Diamond Match Company, Chico, California.


1970s Chansawyers break from hinge cutting.
1970s Chansawyers break from hinge cutting.

1950 Tree felling.
1950 Tree felling.

Photograph shows loggers falling a Yellow Pine Tree with a chain saw, the man to the left is Eddie Reemts.
Rights Information: Feb 28 2019 Special permission granted by the owning institution, California State University, Chico, CA, US, to WoodchuckCanuck.com, for use of this image for historical logging special collection review. Source: http://www.cdlib.org/


2011 Directed cut of forest species under management.
2011 Directed cut of forest species under management.

“Motosierrista” and “cuartoneros” are words to describe a Chainsaw man. TCO Chácobo y Pacahuara, Beni. Photography: Wesly Méndez


Felling a Sipo with a chainsaw.
Felling a Sipo with a chainsaw.

Deforestation in the forest of Lobaye territory of the Aka Pygmies, Republic of Central Africa. A logger felling a Sipo tree.


2009 Working in the tropical forests.
2009 Working in a tropical forest.

2014 12 police stations opened to keep ahead of illegal logging in Peru.
2014 12 police stations opened to keep ahead of illegal logging in Peru.

The head of the Cabinet, Ana Jara, announced tonight the reactivation of the multisectoral commission of illegal logging and the installation of 12 police stations.


1953 Walt Neifert, Soper-Wheeler Company.
1953 Walt Neifert, Soper-Wheeler Company.

Landing man preparing to trim logs, Walter Neifert. A Soper-Wheeler portable mill setup near Strawberry Valley, Yuba County, California.
Rights Information: Feb 28 2019 Special permission granted by the owning institution, California State University, Chico, CA, US, to WoodchuckCanuck.com, for use of this image for historical logging special collection review. http://www.cdlib.org/


Chainsawyer cutting into a bog log.
Chainsawyer cutting into a bog log.

Chainsawyer cutting into a bog log with an pneumatic chainsaw.


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

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