DLW Timberworks Captivating audiences for the past 25 years, Timberwork's Lumberjack Shows provides images of man against the impossible, competing in a sport derived out of a nation's heritage.
Hot SawWatch the sawdust fly as modified STIHL MS660 chainsaws slice through logs in just seconds! The hot saw was designed strictly to make cutting through logs as quickly as possible. Each competitor must make three cuts as fast as they can. The first competitor with three wood cookies on the ground wins the point for their camp!
Speed CarvingThis event is always the perfect break from the competitive action. Young and old alike will laugh and cheer as this un-suspecting speed carve ends in a surprise for one lucky kid in the crowd.
Obstacle Pole Relay RaceWhen a new lumberjack was brought into a logging camp he had to go through a relay course to determine what his best skills sets were. Our relay race is a three-part race involving some of the same tools that were used back in the logging camps in the mid to late 1800's. The first competitor to finish the relay will win the point!
Axe ThrowFrom a distance of 20 feet the lumberjacks set their sights on the five-inch bulls'-eye at the center of the target. Throwing the axe overhead towards the target, each axe will make one full rotation before it slices into the target, scoring points for that lumberjack.
Speed ClimbDon't blink as our climbers race up and down the 45 foot poles in just seconds! The speed climb came about from the need to designate a spar tree, or a tree that could be used for hauling logs through the air to make the loggers work more efficient. Climbers, or "high-riggers," would use metal spikes and a steel cord rope to help them climb until they reached a point where the tree narrowed to about 3 feet. Modern day climbing gear resembles the same gear that was used by the old time loggers with a few modifications to help them climb faster. This thrilling event will have guests holding their breath waiting to see who will be the first competitor back down to their pad.
Single BuckThese razor sharp saws, otherwise known as the "Misery Whips," are used to cut through logs with the speed of a modern day power saw. The single saw was invented after the old time loggers realized that using an axe wasn't the most efficient way to work through a log. Competitors use their entire body to push the saw back and forth, using every tooth until their cookie falls to the deck.
Logrolling (Birling)This fan favorite is one of the most difficult lumberjack events of all time. In the spring of the year, after the logs had been cut, they had to be floated down the rivers to the sawmill towns. With thousands of logs floating down the rivers they frequently became jammed so men known as "River Pigs" were hired to help prevent these jams. In order to stay on top of the logs these men had to be quick and nimble, one false move for these River Pigs could be the difference between life and death. Modern day log rolling involves the same athleticism, balance, and concentration that was required by the old time lumberjacks. We promise that the excitement of this event will keep you on the edge of your seat!
Underhand ChopThe underhand chop is taken straight from work that was done by the old time lumberjacks. This chop resembles how loggers would cut fallen logs to length in the woods. Lumberjacks swing their six pound razor sharp axes just inches from their toes as they try to be the first to sever their log!
Springboard ChopThe most dangerous and exciting of all of the modern day Timbersports chopping events. The springboard was historically used to allow lumberjacks a flat working surface when they were working on a hill side or had to get above the flaring root systems on some of the larger trees they were cutting down. The springboard chop requires lumberjacks to balance on a springboard notched into the side of the tree while racing to be the first to chop their treetop in half. The first competitor to sever their log will secure the victory for their camp.