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Blog entry by dakremer posted 10-27-2011 11:00 PM 5215 reads 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

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



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BentheViking

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#1 posted 10-27-2011 11:18 PM

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 10-27-2011 11:21 PM

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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#3 posted 10-27-2011 11:32 PM

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

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dakremer

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#4 posted 10-28-2011 12:44 AM

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 10-28-2011 12:57 AM

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 10-28-2011 01:02 AM

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 10-28-2011 01:54 AM

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 10-28-2011 02:07 AM

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 10-28-2011 02:11 AM

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 10-28-2011 02:21 AM

....and a very small sofa….

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

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#11 posted 10-28-2011 03:41 AM

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 10-28-2011 06:07 AM

Awesome.

-- Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein

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#13 posted 10-28-2011 05:38 PM

Really cool, thanks for posting.

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#14 posted 10-28-2011 06:33 PM

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 10-28-2011 06:45 PM

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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