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JohnB



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:03 pm    Post subject: Human Powered Jigsaw Reply with quote

My workshop is full of 240 volt machine tools that aren't a lot of good if there's no mains electricity, but I've made a small step towards doing something about it. I've just acquired this neat treadle operated jigsaw through Freecycle:

Although rusty, it still works, so with a good clean and a coat of paint should make a useful tool.
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RenewableCandy



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one! There's a chap who comes to the main shopping square here with one of those, he makes little wooden name-tags on the spot with it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been trying to find out more about it, but Google hasn't been very helpful. This is about all I've found so far. I'd be fascinated to know more. Apparently it was used by some nuns before the person I got it from had it.

Is the one you've seen in original condition RC? If so, you could point at camera in it's direction next time you see it Very Happy.

Has anyone else got any human powered machines?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is one beautiful machine, John.

I've got a treadle powered grinding wheel.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a cordless screwdriver:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's unbelievable work; you haved the skillfuls fingers! A couple of years ago we found the same saw in our garage (probably, it was my great grandpa who used it), but we couldn't save it as you did because it was too old and too rusty. But my husband decided, he wanted to make some household stuff Even if yours is working, it's time to think about a new one.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should have bought one of these, Terry. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer to slice Spam manually with a nice sharp knife, though I can see the merits of a specially made tool for large volumes.
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