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Forum topic by Loren posted 02-03-2013 04:21 PM 891 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Loren

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02-03-2013 04:21 PM

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 02-03-2013 04:28 PM

Wow ,thanks Loren ,cool

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#2 posted 02-03-2013 05:23 PM

Very cool….

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#3 posted 02-03-2013 05:27 PM

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

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#4 posted 02-03-2013 05:54 PM

Very interesting…!

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#5 posted 02-03-2013 07:19 PM

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 02-04-2013 04:27 AM

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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