Lumberjack Day

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by canuck, Sep 30, 2019.

  1. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    Lumberjack Day
    September 26th

    A uniquely Canadian event.

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  2. Robert-w

    Robert-w Banned

    It would be churlish to bring up the Monty Python Lumberjack song sketch (but I'm sure Google/U tube can) Over here we also had Lumber Jills in WW2 and oft forgotten Lumber Romeos (Italian POWs used for forestry work long after Italy had changed sides.
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  3. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Honestly I've never heard of Lumberjack Day!
  4. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    Lumber Romeos is a new term for me. Too funny.
  5. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    Do you own an axe or chainsaw?
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  6. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    Now that you mention it, it wouldn't be churlish at all.
  7. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    Actually, Dave55 predicted a few hours that the Lumberjack song posting was inevitable. No matter, it fits with the theme, sort of.
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  8. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    Would have been churlish NOT to. :)
  9. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

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  10. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Chainsaws the one power tool that really give me the willies.
    At a mate's coppicing/charcoal site years ago & a bloke from the HSE turned up, touting jamming trousers with a large folder of chainsaw injury pics.
    No such thing as slight chainsaw blade injuries.
    Wear the trousers... Retain your willies.

    I would not be OK as a lumberjack.
    Axes are very pleasing, though.
  11. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    How about a lion tamer? ;)
  12. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    You are absolutely correct. I grew up in a northern town where a high proportion of the households owned both firearms and chainsaws. Chainsaws were by far the most hazardous of the two implements. Rarely lethal but they left ugly scars. Definitely not a tool for amateurs.
  13. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    i own both mate
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  14. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

  15. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    then you should also have one of these.

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  16. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member

    Your avatar photo. Pray tell, is that a pic of Justin Trudeau? Perhaps taken when he was younger?
  17. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    No, it's his image blended with that of Greta Thunberg. Somewhat appropriate.
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  18. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member

    As the Brits would say "Spot on"
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  19. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    "You opened the door, counselor." :)

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  20. Robert-w

    Robert-w Banned

    Chain saws! I'm still considering upgrading to a new fangled metal axe - people keep telling me that flint has had its day but I say lets not get hasty after all it's a well proven solution.
    But seriously I had to use a chain saw many years ago to clear a badly overgrown end of a large garden where what was once a simple hedge had not been seen to for over 30 years. It did the job and I discovered I owned a summer house I didn't know was on the property, but I wasn't happy using it.

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