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SAWMILL TOUR

Date

Nov 2021  

Location

Sheung Shui, Hong Kong

Capacity

8 - 15 pax

Type

Heritage Tour

Overview

Sustain Wood, Sustain Heritage.

Visit Hong Kong’s Last Sawmill & Timber.

Make Unique Memory and Your Own Woodcraft.

Development of Timber Industry

The timber industry was prosperous before World War II. There were more than 50 timber factories over Chai Wan and Cheung Sha Wan before the war.

 

Due to the lumber ban in Southeast Asia in 1997, most sawmills in Hong Kong were shut down. Chi Kee was the last sawmill in Hong Kong. However, they may shut down as they are forced to move out by 17th Dec 2021

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History of Chi Kee Sawmill

Chi Kee is established in 1947. They were originally at North Point. Then they moved to Chai Wan. Due to city development, Chi Kee moved to Sheung Shui in 1980s. Most woods are from construction sites or abandoned poles from the Electrical Company.

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Basic Knowledge of Wood and Saw Cutting Machines

Master Wong gave a brief lecture about wood, a Live demonstration of using saw cutting machines and a brief of building interlocks using mortises and tenons.

Woodwork Workshop

Made our own woodcrafts and unique memory.