To make it easier to skid logs along the bush floor, bushmen would cut large logs into smaller lengths and then round or ‘snipe’ the ends. This made the logs run more smoothly over rough ground, or down a chute. This bushman is sniping a log at Martin’s Bush, Ahuroa, near Warkworth in 1928.
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