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Blog entry by dakremer posted 988 days ago 4740 reads 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Probably not going to win any fine woodworking awards – but pretty cool

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BentheViking

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#1 posted 988 days ago

I’ve seen Ryobi’s cordless miter saw, but this is a cordless table saw

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Brit

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#2 posted 988 days ago

Awesome! That design was way ahead of its time.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Stevinmarin

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#3 posted 988 days ago

How does the water enter? It’s a pretty forceful jet.

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dakremer

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#4 posted 988 days ago

yeah I’d imagine without that jet of water it probably wouldnt work that well. But the theory of it is pretty sound. You’d have to have some natural source of a pretty powerful stream of water.

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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Brit

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#5 posted 988 days ago

I don’t know. You could always get one of these. The giant hampster I mean. It wouldn’t be fair to expect the old lady to run that fast just to rip a board. :-)

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#6 posted 988 days ago

When they did Hydraulic Mining….they used progressive pipe reductions – each new length of pipe has a smaller and smaller id. This builds pressure in the lines as the water is forced more and more from behind. This could certainly power one of these – they used to blast away entire hillsides during the gold rush days. This would be a great sawmill for someone near water without electricity or a generator. I really enjoy these old designs….it is amazing how they got around not having high voltage….super strong small electric motors….all of the tech innovations we are so comfortable using today. A lot of us old timers can remember when lots of these innovations were discovered as quite a few of them have been made over the last 50 or so years.

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#7 posted 988 days ago

haha nice Andy. That thing is huge!

The video is awesome to see what they did back in the day, even the blacksmith shop. Thanks for posting this.

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dakremer

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#8 posted 988 days ago

that is one huge Rodent! :) haha

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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Brit

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#9 posted 988 days ago

Or a very small lady

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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dakremer

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#10 posted 988 days ago

....and a very small sofa….

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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Brandon

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#11 posted 988 days ago

What? No zero clearance insert? Where’s the blade guard? :-) That’s one awesome saw, though, and eco-friendly.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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pariswoodworking

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#12 posted 988 days ago

Awesome.

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Mauricio

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#13 posted 987 days ago

Really cool, thanks for posting.

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wildbill001

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#14 posted 987 days ago

Has SawStop sued yet for not having their mechanism installed?

-- "You can tell the pioneers by the arrows in their back" -- Unknown

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helluvawreck

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#15 posted 987 days ago

Dak, that was a good one. Thanks.

-- 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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