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Forum topic by trz posted 11-05-2011 05:37 PM 5939 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-05-2011 05:37 PM

looking for a video of an old timer (maybe appalacian) building a horse drawn bobsled for hauling timber. Has anyone seen this? Can’t remember if it was a WWing site I saw it.


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#1 posted 11-05-2011 08:27 PM

It was on UTUBE some years ago I am sure, I remember it as being amazing to watch. I did not save it though I watched it a number of times.
Please post the location if you find it.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#2 posted 11-05-2011 09:04 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eccMIuwnzuc&feature=related
Is this it?

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#3 posted 11-05-2011 09:19 PM

Nope that’s not it. although that is interesting to watch. This video was actually a video of a guy building one of the sled in his blacksmith shop. Older gentleman and I couldn’t help but think how hard these people work. I’m not sure how old the video was.

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#4 posted 11-05-2011 09:26 PM

Belg – That was a great video to watch. My Grandfather spent several winters, when a teenager, working as a lumberjack in North Dakota. I know he worked in transportation and he would have spent many days loading logs on a sled to haul them out of the woods.

As I understand it, the lumberjacks loaded up huge loads and the sleds ran in ice tracks.

I know it was incredibly hard work, but the pay was good.

Thanks for sharing this video.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#5 posted 11-05-2011 09:46 PM

How about this one?
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/103875513/Archive-Films--Editorial

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#6 posted 11-05-2011 09:49 PM

Rich, I have researched alot of info on logging as I am building a model railroad with this as its main theme. Its a real hard life and has been made considerably easier with modern equipment but it is still just as dangerous.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#7 posted 11-05-2011 11:41 PM

Belg That was an awesome video . Really cool But still not the one I’ve seen

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#8 posted 11-06-2011 01:16 AM

I think you are looking for Ben's Mill. Great documentary from 1982. The mill has been restored too. -Jack

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#9 posted 11-06-2011 01:53 AM

Jack, this is a great video and the link leads to a ton more interesting videos. Thanks for posting it.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#10 posted 11-06-2011 03:56 AM

Thanks guys for your searching.. Bens Mill is the one. I didn’t get to see the whole videio before I didn’t realize it was a water powered mill . Awesome Thanks again.

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