VISIT TO A NOVA SCOTIA SAWMILL

PHOTOS BY

REX PASSION

AUGUST 16, 2007

THE MILL

When I asked the owner if I could photograph his mill all he said was , "Sure." He did not think it would be very interesting because most of the equipment was old. Boy was he wrong.

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THE YARD

I started in the yard where the logs are stored. A loader brings them to a grapple where they are sorted and placed in the debarker

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THE DEBARKER

The sorted logs are loaded onto the debarker where a powerful machine strips the logs of their bark.

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THE SAWMILL

The logs are sized into cants and then sawed into boards, which are man-handled and stacked.

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THE PLANER MILL

Rough boards are smoothed on four sides by a planing machine. The finished lumber is stacked by hand.

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RETURN