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Saw Crews In the pine days, the fallers. ...
Saw Fitter or Saw Filer Man who sharpened all the camp saws. Same as filer. ...
Saw Horse A short log with four legs extending through the log ...
Saw Kerf The width of cut made by a saw. Same as ...
Saw Log As different from pulp sticks, any log from which lumber ...
Saw Oil A coal oil derivative, usually kerosene. Sprinkled on a saw ...
Saw Teeth Usually referred to the cutting teeth and not the raer ...
Saw Timber Trees suitable for production of saw logs. Timber that would ...
Saw Vice Wooden or metal vice that held saws while being sharpened ...
Sawdust City Eau Claire, Wisconsin. ...
Sawdust Eater One who worked in the sawmill. ...
Sawing Fat Cutting lumber unnecessarily thick. Wastefully. ...
Sawmill A plant at which logs were sawed into lumber. ...
Sawyer One who controlled the carriage and other machinery in sawing ...
Scale 1. To ascertain the number of board feet in a ...
Scale Book A book especially designed for recording the contents of scaled ...
Scale Rule A long heavy hardwood ruler marked in inches and feet ...
Scaler or Log Scaler One who estimated the number of board feet in a ...
Scalper One who sold lumber on commission. ...
Scandihoovian Dynamite Snoose, Snuff. ...
Scantling A piece of lumber of small size. Generally a two ...
Scarf Surface of the undercut in falling trees. ...
Schnitzelbank A bench used in shaping shingles or shakes with a ...
School Marm A crotched log or tree with two main trunks. Since ...
Scissor Bill A worker indifferent to the interest of the laboring classes. ...
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Bibliography
L.G. Sorden Lumberjack Lingo Northword Edition
with permission of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group