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Face The side of a load of logs where loading has ...
Face Log The front bottom log on the skidway. Same as head ...
Faller One who chopped down trees; a sawyer. While both faller ...
Falling Chopping or sawing down trees. ...
Falling Ax Originally a single-bitted ax that gave way to the double-bitted ...
Falling Wedge A wedge driven in the saw cut to keep the ...
Farewell Man A camp welfare man. ...
Farrier The man in the camp, usually the blacksmith, who shoed ...
Fat Pine Pitchy wood often found in the base of the butt ...
Feed Bag A nose bag as applied to horses. ...
Feeder A man who cared for the horses and stables in ...
Feller A lumberjack who cuts down trees. Same as faller. ...
Felling Wedge A wedge used to throw a tree in the desired ...
Fender Boom A boom on either side of a gate to guide ...
Fender Skid A log placed on the lower side of a skidding ...
Fharrigan A place where supplies are kept. A wanigan. ...
Fid Hook A slender, flat hook used to keep another hook from ...
Filer One who files the crosscut saws in the woods or ...
Filer's Shack A separate shack in a logging operation where the filer ...
Fin A log fastened underwater to direct the course of logs ...
Fin Boom A boom with fins to direct the course of logs ...
Fink Anyone who does not carry an !.W.W. (International Workers of ...
Finn Grub Hoe A heavy hoe made from a shovel used for leveling ...
Finn Saw A short saw with bow-type handle, generally used to cut ...
Fir Short for balsim fir. ...
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Bibliography
L.G. Sorden Lumberjack Lingo Northword Edition
with permission of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group