Working on McConnel sawbench - Lour Estate
Photograph courtesy of Leslie Phillip, Perth and shows his father
David Phillip working on Lour Estate, Forfar, Angus 1965.
Leslie adds ‘He is working with the McConnel saw, cutting up firewood logs. Note the piece of tin sheet just above the front cylinder of the horizontal drive Japp engine taking the heat up over the carburetor. This was added to stop the carb from freezing up during really cold spells. A much safer idea than Dave's old army coat draped over the fuel tank to keep the heat in around the engine. Note the tow bar attached to the rear frame of the trailer. This was used for towing the McConnnel saw and was handy for hitching the flat trailer with a load of fencing posts etc, saving a double run.’
The PDF shows David cutting larch posts to length for sheep stakes with the McConnel saw.
Picture added on 18 August 2015