I thought it was so cool how different the process of creating lumber is now than back the the 1900’s! One thing I noticed that was different was that the process back in the 1900’s was way more dangerous than it is now. I also noticed that it looked a lot easier to do with today’s modern technology, rather than how they used to do it; cutting the trees down by hand, having to transport the trees by putting them in a truck, then have them lifted by helicopter, and then putting them on train, and then finally delivering them into the saw mill’s water. Then, they have to take it out of the pond manually and move it through this big saw. Comparing to the modern way, which is basically that whole process, but using machines for all of it, it is so much harder. Overall, I thought it was fascinating how much the process changed.
Building means to create something out of supplies. Last year I built a flashlight. I remember feeling very proud of it when it was done. I did it alone. I actually still use it. I do enjoy building things, but it is a lot of work.
Here is a picture of my flashlight: