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Jepson Field Book volume 10 page 136 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 10 page 136
Fort Bragg to Noyo to  - There is often quite a jungle on the coast under the Redwoods -- covering the forest floor. This is not low like the chapparal of the Coast Ranges of the interior but is 10 to 16 or 18 ft. h. It is composed mostly of Ceanothus, especially C. thyrsiflorus or Blue Blossom  that the edge of the circular saw will take off a piece. By means of cogged wheeling [?] device the block is automatically moved forward for the next cut but moved further at top than at bottom; at the next cut the block is moved further towards the saw at bottom than at top. This alternation is automatically accomplished by the spacing of the cogs in the wheels at the top and bottom of  (Cont. middle next p.) ::::::::: Melburne, June 28, 1903  Talk about Redwood being light! It is heavy as -- well -- just heft a piece freshly sawed. It is very heavy. Of course it is full of water and only when it dries out thoroughly does it become light.  the clamp which holds the block. The shingles, therefore, come off with the point alternately from top and bottom of the block. One man receives the shingles. Defective shingles are thrown down a waste shute; the good shingles are seized 2, 3 or 4 at a time and the edges trimmed by sticking them into the mouth of a machine opposite which saws them off uniformly. This is done with incredible swiftness and
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