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Lumber Numberer: 1942

Lumber Numberer: 1942

July 1942. "Grant County, Oregon. Malheur National Forest. Measuring logs to determine board-feet." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Kon-Tiki?

This photo reminds me of one when Thor Heyerdahl and crew were building the balsa log raft Kon-Tiki back in 1947.

Maxed Out

I think we need a bigger ruler.

Log rhythm

Measuring logs to determine board-feet is called scaling. The person scaling is a scaler and they use a special stick.

"A Day in the Life of a Log"

Mr. Lee seems to have followed the same three logs, from grading to lading, to shipping out.

Bad joke time

Honey, do these rings make my trunk look fat?

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