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    Quote Originally Posted by stig View Post
    There are literally a gazillion pictures of stuff like that in Labbe and Carranco's : " A logger's lexicon".
    Oh yeah, I have that book stig. Wealth of info.

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    Lots of those old big trees on the west coast were rigged with Young Iron Works blocks out of Seattle Washington. If I am not mistaken, Jerry B. rigged a lot of those Redwood pull trees using Young's blocks.

    Here's one of their old-time catalog.

    http://digitalcollections.lib.washin...d/491/show/449

    There's 78 pages of really great info.

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    The joke always was, as folks are carrying those heavy mofos thru the bush, "if this is a young block, I'd hate to see the fully grown ones!!"
    Mastery is an illusion, grace a momentary gift, apprenticeship endless.

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    Yup, I've heard that said of Young Blocks before too. I'm sure that they were heavy MOFO's to work with day in and day out.

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    Interesting thread .I think we get caught up with modern methods which just use the same laws of physics similar to old school methods that have been around for thousands of years .If it worked then,it will work now,nothing has changed .

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    I saved these pics and they are too cool not to post... I especially lose the circus net for fall protection lol

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    Is that the " Gateway to the west" arch?

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    You can see the arch from miles away on interstate 70 going into St Louie .

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