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Jepson Field Book volume 10 page 86 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 10 page 86
Briceland  - Two men work together, after the first rim is taken off, one chops from each side; after the Tan Oak falls one goes ahead ringing [?] and the second follows peeling; sometimes or rather usually the first has to clear off the branches. The first man after ringing [?] to the end of the proposed peeling starts to peeling backward.  - A peeler says if a fire had been run through these woods (cleaning out the brush) two years ago it would not have cost half to get the bark out. Most of the work now is in swamping [?] huckleberry. Otherwise it would have been easy to build trails. ::::::::: June 18, 1903  - The wagon-maker at Briceland says of Tan Oak: -- Best wood there is for wagon fellows -- does not shrink. Used it for bolsters, tongues, hounds, reaches, etc, doesn't check. Must be kept oiled and painted or it will rot -- that is the only thing to be said against it. Must have the sap soaked out of it or it will check badly. I prefer to saw the green logs but have used that down six months. Wagon wheels I made for _______ have not been set in six years. Takes a fine polish. Bar at Blocksburg -- you can see your face in it. Use Alder or Redwood for brake blocks. Must be a soft wood for
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