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04-30-2013 09:51 AM

Topic tags/keywords: hand tools riding saw manual antique

One man riding saw with about a 7’ blade. Front pegs of rig sit on the log and the rider saws back and forth. Can send more pics.

Thanks!


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#1 posted 04-30-2013 10:29 AM

Never seen one. Looks like a lot of work.

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#2 posted 04-30-2013 11:02 AM

Ha Ha I love it!

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#3 posted 04-30-2013 11:27 AM

Welcome. There was another post with one of those a while ago. I’ve never seen on in the wild. It would be interesting to know how well it works. It seems like a bit of a contraption.

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#4 posted 04-30-2013 11:37 AM

Woodworking and excerise don’t go together. :)

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#5 posted 04-30-2013 12:21 PM

It looks like sort of an awkward machine but sure is a nice collectors item if you can spare the room. I think that I’ll just stick to the chain saw.

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#6 posted 04-30-2013 12:33 PM

An exercise machine with a purpose.

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#7 posted 04-30-2013 01:31 PM

Never seen one! But that is cool, Have you tried it?

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#8 posted 04-30-2013 02:14 PM

Welcome to ljs
That’s a new one on me ,thanks for sharing this unique saw with us.

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#9 posted 04-30-2013 02:35 PM

I can now say that I have seen a picture of one of these. I have a two man and a one man misery whip
hanging in my garage, and I think this was probably made by a man who got tired of waiting for his brother
in law to show up and help him cut firewood. Welcome to Lumberjocks, and thank you for sharing.

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#10 posted 04-30-2013 02:47 PM

That’s one of those trendy exercise machines from the 1700’s. Kings, queens and aristocrats would “ride” them in their chambers during the winter months to get slimmer for spring fashions. Most who bought them though didn’t use them much, so you’d see lots of these machines put out on curbs during springtime in the 1700’s.

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#11 posted 04-30-2013 05:03 PM

That’s pretty cool. Sharpen up the saw and free up the joints and oil them and let us know how it works. I can’t imagine very well, but the idea of using the stronger leg muscles is an interesting one.

For me yeah I’d rather be getting my exercise doing something useful and fun or both rather than going to a gym.

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