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Becoming lumberjacks

Sep 3, 2017 By Daniel Bendtsen, Staff Writer

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Crew leader Cathy Cooke and volunteer Jeri Ho removed the end of a log with a crosscut saw while project supervisor Jon Williams held the log steady. There wasn't a single injury during the restoration, as Williams ensured volunteers used their tools safely. ­­Photos by Dan Bendtsen

Crew leader Cathy Cooke and volunteer Jeri Ho removed the end of a log with a crosscut saw while project supervisor Jon Williams held the log steady. There wasn't a single injury during the restoration, as Williams ensured volunteers used their tools safely. ­­Photos by Dan Bendtsen


Crew leader Cathy Cooke and volunteer Jeri Ho removed the end of a log with a crosscut saw while project supervisor Jon Williams held the log steady. There wasn't a single injury during the restoration, as Williams ensured volunteers used their tools safely. ­­Photos by Dan Bendtsen

Crew leader Cathy Cooke and volunteer Jeri Ho removed the end of a log with a crosscut saw while project supervisor Jon Williams held the log steady. There wasn't a single injury during the restoration, as Williams ensured volunteers used their tools safely. ­­Photos by Dan Bendtsen

Volunteer Daniel Ramirez shaved bark off of a sill log with a draw-knife. Photo by Dan Bendtsen

Volunteer Daniel Ramirez shaved bark off of a sill log with a draw-knife. Photo by Dan Bendtsen


Volunteer Daniel Ramirez shaved bark off of a sill log with a draw-knife. Photo by Dan Bendtsen

Volunteer Daniel Ramirez shaved bark off of a sill log with a draw-knife. Photo by Dan Bendtsen

After jacking up the Main Lodge, project supervisor Jon Williams chiseled off parts of a sill log, working to fit the new piece into place atop the stone foundation. Photo by Dan Bendtsen

After jacking up the Main Lodge, project supervisor Jon Williams chiseled off parts of a sill log, working to fit the new piece into place atop the stone foundation. Photo by Dan Bendtsen


After jacking up the Main Lodge, project supervisor Jon Williams chiseled off parts of a sill log, working to fit the new piece into place atop the stone foundation. Photo by Dan Bendtsen

After jacking up the Main Lodge, project supervisor Jon Williams chiseled off parts of a sill log, working to fit the new piece into place atop the stone foundation. Photo by Dan Bendtsen

Wolunteers Scotty Campbell and Victoria Silversides glazed windows with linseed putty inside one of the cabins at Simpson Lake. Photo by Dan Bendtsen

Wolunteers Scotty Campbell and Victoria Silversides glazed windows with linseed putty inside one of the cabins at Simpson Lake. Photo by Dan Bendtsen


Wolunteers Scotty Campbell and Victoria Silversides glazed windows with linseed putty inside one of the cabins at Simpson Lake. Photo by Dan Bendtsen

Wolunteers Scotty Campbell and Victoria Silversides glazed windows with linseed putty inside one of the cabins at Simpson Lake. Photo by Dan Bendtsen

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