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Rack A sled body for hauling short bolts such as pulpwood. ...
Rack A Load Teamster's expression for breaking loose frozen runners by making the ...
Rack The Pole Moving the tongue back and forth by geeing the team ...
Raft A unit or raft of logs on a river or ...
Raft Shackles Two spikes connected by a short chain. Same as rafting ...
Rafted Out Logs No more logs. River drive completed. ...
Rafter Dam A dam in which long timbers are set on the ...
Rafters River Pigs. Generally those who rafted lumber rather then logs. ...
Rafting Auger Very long auger with an offset handle for drilling holes ...
Rafting Chance Space along a river, usually with high bank and deep ...
Rafting Dog Large, heavy-eyed spike driven into outer logs in making secure ...
Rafting Grounds River area where log rafts were assembled. Rafting chance. ...
Rafting Picket A lane lined with catwalks leading out of a sorting ...
Rafting Pin A hardwood wedge driven into the logs of a log ...
Rafting Rigging Rope used for many purposes on a drive. ...
Rafting Sled Sleds on which lumber raft cribs were made. ...
Rafting Works Booming grounds. A place where logs were held. ...
Rail Kinker A railroad brakeman. ...
Railhead Farthest point in the woods to which railroad hdd been ...
Rakers Clearing teeth in a crosscut saw. The teeth that removed ...
Ram Pasture 1. The bunkhouse of a logging camp. 2. A hotel room ...
Ram Pike A standing dead tree from which the limbs and top ...
Rank To haul and pile regularly, such as to rank bark ...
Ranking Bar Two poles held in position by rungs upon which bark ...
Ranking Jumper A wood shod sled upon which tanbark was hauled. ...
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Bibliography
L.G. Sorden Lumberjack Lingo Northword Edition
with permission of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group