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Sawmill for Hire

When you are building a house, you need some way to turn Cunninghamia lanceolata trees into boards. Not everyone has the means to do this.  In the Miao village of Wudong (see Miao Still Life and Miao Decor), there is one man (shown below) who has a portable sawmill and who will set it up behind the house you are building and make boards for you. He designed and built the decidedly simple sawmill himself.  He works on about three houses/year, and does jobs in several different villages in the area. [NOTE: The rough, dimension stock he cuts is carefully planed and fitted by the crew of carpenters working inside the house].

Reader Comments (2)

Chuck, ese lugar donde andas es definitivamente uno de los lugares más maravillosos del planeta.. o así nos lo haces ver tú.

October 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersp

Estoy completamente de acuerdo. Es realmente un sueno aqui. Y gracias por su "post", doctora...

October 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterchuck

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