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Blog entry by Grumpy posted 108 days ago 1145 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was recently in a large shed full of a private collection of just about anything that has been invented. That’s an exaggeration but this collection was mind boggling.
I came across a lot of things I recognised and this one grabbed my attention.
Can anybody guess what it is.
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-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python



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ShaneA

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#1 posted 108 days ago

Foot powered or treadle scroll saw?

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camps764

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#2 posted 108 days ago

looks like a chevalet(sp?) for cutting marquetry

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Dallas

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#3 posted 108 days ago

I guess it’s a scroll saw of some design or sort.

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 108 days ago

ditto

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tomd

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#5 posted 108 days ago

Scroll saw.

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 108 days ago

One of the very first scroll saws!

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Grumpy

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#7 posted 108 days ago

You guessed right it is a very early scroll saw
Here’s another view
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-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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YorkshireStewart

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#8 posted 107 days ago

The Hobbies fretsaw once very popular in the UK.

This looks like 'yours'.

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Grumpy

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#9 posted 107 days ago

Thanks Stewart. I will pass that information back to the owner

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Roger

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#10 posted 100 days ago

Nice museum piece

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 100 days ago

That’s a great piece from the past and it looks to be in good shape.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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