Idaho Forester

Idaho Forester

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...high stumps, etc. Secondly, he should have a general knowledge of lumbering and a specific knowledge of lumber grades and sawing methods. This knowledge can be secured only through actual mill work, and enables the scaler to judge his logs more effectively, both as to quantity and quality of contents. If the sealer knows how a mill sawyer handles certain crooked or defective logs, he is less apt to go wrong as to net scale of such logs. In the third place, he should have a thorough knowledge of every term of the company's sale and logging contracts in order to enforce them, if he is so authorized. or to report violations to the proper authorities. Scalers are sometimes held responsible tor the proper fulfillment of sawing contracts. In addition to such knowledge, the sealer should be absolutely familiar with the values on the scale stick in use, as occasions invariably arise, necessitating a rough estimate of log contents when no rule is available. A fourth qualification is the ability to estimate lump scale on cars and skidways and in decks, rafts or ponds. Knowing the log run per thousand board feet for that particular locality, it is only necessary to estimate the approximate number of logs in the group in question in order to make a reasonably accurate estimate, provided the logs are running true to average size. Otherwise, an estimated per cent must be added or subtracted from the average run as the case may be. Such exceptions to the general rule usually require considerable experience in order to accurately estimate the variation from the average run. Another qualification is the specific knowledge of local defects, and a general knowledge of regional defects. The latter knowledge is of especial importance to scalers working out...show more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 318g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236790324
  • 9781236790323