Sawing Poplar

Neighbor Gary McMasters and his crew saw lumber on his vintage circular sawmill earlier this week. Gary custom saws for folks in and around Grays Chapel, North Carolina. Monday, they were sawing poplar for a local farmer for use as a floor in his barn loft. Scenes like this take me back to my childhood, when my Grandfather and my uncle ran a sawmill business with a mill very much like the one Gary uses.

(Photographs copyright 2010 by Dan Routh)

2 thoughts on “Sawing Poplar

  1. That is so evocative of an earlier era that I thought had long gone.

    Have you ever gone to Mill Creek Forge near Westmoore Pottery to watch him do his thing? That would make interesting photos, I think.


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