Thought this "Hand Tenoner" was kind of interesting.

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Forum topic by Rick posted 04-21-2015 05:26 AM 1123 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 04-21-2015 01:05 PM

That’s really cool, like a lot of the old Barnes stuff. I’d love to see more of this tenoner in action.

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#2 posted 04-21-2015 01:16 PM

I bet that thing was painted really pretty when it was new too. Thanks for sharing this, that’s really interesting

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#3 posted 04-21-2015 01:21 PM

Clever tool.!! I’ll bet it was a nice addition in the day!!

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#4 posted 04-21-2015 01:30 PM

“The machine capacity was stock from 2” to 12 in width”,, now that’s a hand tool.

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#5 posted 04-22-2015 07:39 AM

Thanks for your replies Guys! I appreciate that! it’s almost a rare occurrence around here these days.

I went looking for the Manufacturer to see if I could get some more info on it. I have 3/4 of those “Old Tool” sites bookmarked but couldn’t find the Company or the Tenoner.

Haven’t tried good old Google yet but might. Google also has an “Image Recognition” site that I’ve used a few times with amazing results.

Thanks again: Rick

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#6 posted 04-22-2015 10:26 AM

Barnes Hand Tenoner, type 1. The tenoner was not a foot-powered machine; rather, it used a long leveraged hand bar to feed cutters directly into the work clamped to the worktable. Barnes made 2 types of tenoning machine. Type 1 had 3 straight cast iron legs, and was produced from 1879 to 1891. It used a solid one-piece casting for the drive handle. Type 2 used curved cast iron in the legs, and was produced from 1892 to 1926, when the last sale was recorded. On this type, the drive handle was cast in two pieces to ease replacement. Cutters were 2 straight irons set at an angle to shear the sides of the tenon as they were fed through the work. Stops were included to set tenon thickness. The machines capacity was stock from 2 to 12 inches in width. The machine weighes 100 pounds (140 pounds boxed). Shipping extra (FOB), or you arrange pickup.
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If you look at the background, it looks like a foot operated lathe.


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