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Rafter

Assemble floating logs into rafts for towing to mill.

What does a Rafter do?

Assembles floating logs into rafts for towing to mill: Bores holes in boom sticks, and swifters with power-driven auger, and threads chain or cable through holes to form raft frame. Signals LOG SORTER to push logs between frame members and maneuvers them into position with pike pole, or signals boat operator to push log bundles into raft. Binds logs into rafts with chain or cable and fastens binder with cable clamp or clevis. May unload logs from railroad cars and log trucks.