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Loren

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574 days ago

Ran across this site with some nice pictures.

http://takeadiptools.com/page18.php

There’s not much on Tidey at OWWM

Link to Tidey page:

http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=856&tab=0

Here’s a Mereen-Johnson double arbor table saw similar
to the Tidey saw in the first link.

-- http://lawoodworking.com


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#1 posted 574 days ago

Wow ,thanks Loren ,cool

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#2 posted 574 days ago

Very cool….

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#3 posted 574 days ago

Don’t you just love those old machines? Thanks for the post, Loren.

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#4 posted 574 days ago

Very interesting…!

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#5 posted 574 days ago

Really interesting read. I like that kind of stuff a lot. Learning about these incredible minds that solve these problems we all have. So this is the guy we have to thank for sending us all on the eternal quest of the greatest table saw…......

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#6 posted 574 days ago

That’s an amazing story, and what beautiful machines. I admire the ornateness of some of the cast iron work of yore. You rarely see that kind of thing nowadays—everything’s strictly utilitarian.

By the way, I believe the first circular saw was invented by a Shaker woman. The Shakers had quite a furniture manufacturing enterprise going. It was one of their chief sources of funds.

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