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Why The Lumberjack is No More

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Blog entry by Grumpy posted 03-25-2012 03:30 AM 2278 reads 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A prime example of how machine replaces man.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python



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Karson

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#1 posted 03-25-2012 03:44 AM

I want one of those.

They do something like that around here in the pine forests for paper pulp. But, the bark is usually on it when it’s loaded on the trucks. They might be using pine bark for mulch.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Dan'um Style

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#2 posted 03-25-2012 04:15 AM

That was a cool 2 minutes !
It would be fun to run that tree picker for a while. That forest is set up like rows of corn crop.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 03-25-2012 11:47 AM

I bet that machine would kick the crap out of you after runnign it for 8 hours a day. Strap on your sealtbelts folks its gonna be a bumpy ride.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 03-25-2012 12:05 PM

I wouldn’t want to be standing within a hundred yards of that machine while it was operating. That machine could be used in a great horror movie. Thanks for posting this grumpy.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 03-25-2012 12:49 PM

All that is needed next, is a giant lathe to turn some toothpicks or pool ques!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 03-25-2012 12:57 PM

WOW, that thing makes quick work of it.

Lee

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Roger

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#7 posted 03-25-2012 01:15 PM

that is krazy, isn’t it??

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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NH_Hermit

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#8 posted 03-25-2012 01:16 PM

Incredible

-- John from Horse Shoe

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#9 posted 03-25-2012 03:31 PM

One man and one machine takes the place of a couple of each. There still has to be someone who maintains the machines. After doing a little of the logging (Very little) in my younger years and more of the maintaining of the machines in my later years, I would rather maintain the machines.
Thanks for the video. I wonder when they will have a machine that cuts, dries, dimensions, and then spits out furniture?

-- Mel,

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#10 posted 03-25-2012 05:16 PM

what species tree are they cutting? you can see the trees are planted in rows. is that in the US?

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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#11 posted 03-25-2012 08:49 PM

That is an awesome machine for sure. I’ve seen this video and several others (competitors I think). Not taking away from the engineering and the skill of the operator, I wonder if the speed is faster than real time. I can’t see how a human operator can react that fast.

-- Joe

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 03-26-2012 05:12 PM

Wow, What a machine!!!!!!!!!!!!JIM

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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DS

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#13 posted 03-26-2012 05:22 PM

Makes me wonder if you were to ask the fellow driving that machine if he thinks of himself as a lumberjack.
I think he might say that he is.

He’s a lumberjack with a better tool. That’s like a woodworker with a CNC router.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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Grumpy

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#14 posted 03-27-2012 01:46 AM

Jocks. I don’t know many of the answers on this one. It came to me on an email. But it looks like a softwood plantation.
I have seen these machines in action and they are quick but perhaps there is an automatic process built in to some of it otherwise it would give you a big headache trying to concentrate with things moving so fast.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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