I Came I Sawed I Wondered ….

Yes, I wonder if anyone remembers or has used one of these big Lumber Jack saws.   In the days before the advent of Chain Saws, these simple yet effective tools brought down lumbering giants of the forests.

But there were smaller sizes available for domestic use as well.

In those days, kampong folks used firewood as domestic fuel for cooking.  And we bought both small uncut logs from sawmills and carted them home using bullock carts.    The logs would then be cut into handy lengths of about half a metre, using this kind of lumberjack saws.   Not an easy job, but with one person at each end, the push-and-pull action was fun for us as kids.


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