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Two-man crosscut saw The two-man crosscut saw was introduced into forestry and logging work in the mid-1800's. It was a big, heavy saw with a thick blade, and it took two men to cut down a tree using this particular type of saw. A two-man crosscut saw has two grips, one at each end of the saw blade. The men took hold of the grips and started pulling and pushing the saw back and forth over the trunk of the standing tree. Granösund Fishing Museum

Bow saw A traditional bow saw is a wooden-framed saw with a thin blade. This particular bow saw was locally known in Swedish as a “tjurkrok” (an “ox hook”) because of its naturally bent frame. The bow saw was sometimes used for cutting down smaller trees, but its main use was for making firewood and cutting branches and finer timber. Granösund Fishing Museum

Uprooted trees could provide a good keel for a new boat. The picture is from the film about the construction of the church boat in Bosund.

Timber was fetched from the forest with horse and sledge during the winter. The ground was frozen and it was easy to move over for instance mires, which were impossible to cross by horse in the summer, Picture from Nils Sund's private archive.

Bark spud The bark spud is a bow-shaped iron blade with wooden grips. The bark spud was used to debark tree trunks. Granösund Fishing Museum

Axe Axes were commonly used to cut down trees before the felling saw was introduced in the mid-1800's. Axes, however, created a lot of waste, whereas the saw made a much cleaner cut. Axes were still needed, though, for cutting off branches for instance. Granösund Fishing Museum

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