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Forum topic by TopamaxSurvivor posted 1263 days ago 3927 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TopamaxSurvivor

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1263 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: barnes treadle table saw roy underhill chris schwartz

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SawDustJack

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#1 posted 1263 days ago

schweet needs ta have one a them

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spunwood

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#2 posted 1263 days ago

That is awesome. Does it come with a anti-kick back pawls?

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 1263 days ago

If you can peddle hard enough to kick back, I’ll get you some ;-))

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#4 posted 1263 days ago

well atleast its safe. If you cut your finger the blade will stop instantly because you will stop cause your hurt.

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#5 posted 1263 days ago

Good stuff. Much enjoyed..

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hooky

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#6 posted 1263 days ago

topa this is wonderful i new they made sewing machines and old lathes this way but never seen a treadle table saw

thanks for pointing it out

Hooky

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 1263 days ago

I imagine it is hard to keep one’s balnace, generate very much power and make good cuts on that. There were a lot of old hand machines around when I was a kid, but they were all hand crank. I can’t imagine generating enough power to chop corn stalks into silage with a treadle.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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bandit571

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#8 posted 1263 days ago

I think I saw one of those being operated by Roy Underhill, on youtube awhile back. Can be quite a work out.

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#9 posted 1263 days ago

Hooky:
like this one :-)
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/10061

Topa :
thank´s for the tip

take care
Dennis

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#10 posted 1263 days ago

I have a Barnes Type 3 and most of a Type 4. For serious cutting on the 3 there is a hand crank on the side so you can have an apprentice turn the blade while you concentrate on the cutting. You would be surprised how heavy this saw is. The flywheel is massive because the inertia of the flywheel is what provides most of the cutting power. Here’s a couple pics:

Sorry about the pics – they seem to be oversize for this format. More info on the Barnes and other treadle machines can be found here: http://treadleit.info/node/64

This saw is for sale if someone is seriously interested.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#11 posted 1262 days ago

Thanks for the pics and link. All the farm stuff my dad and grandpas had had the big flywheels too. I don’t think you could do much without them. Imagine what those guys would think of a 5 hp cabinet saw with a carbide balde ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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hooky

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#12 posted 1257 days ago

dennis thanks for the link to woodmosaic’s table saw that was brilliant (as a cyclist i would find it difficult to peddle backwoods

fencer thanks to the link to barnes saws

they were wonderful

all i have to do now is figure out how to find one here in Western Australia

Hooky

-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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#13 posted 1238 days ago

I have an old foot powered lathe that I use in my work.It works fine.A treadle table saw might be a good addition.How much?

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glennbow

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#14 posted 1231 days ago

The foot powered lathe I mentioned earlier is from 1895.I have a manual drill press as well.I suppose a trend is forming here.Does anyone else have and use manual tools of this sort in their work?

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