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I had to show everyone this I have just taken possession of my dads fretsaw he got it as a christmas present around 1950-51 my dad was 10 or 11 years old. A Hobbies A1 it is in working order other than needing some TLC
Can't imagine a 10-11 year old child be bought one of these today, but I will be teaching my grandchildren how to use it
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I definately want to have one of these. Totally cool and what a treasure. It is also an excellent example of engineering and design. Thanks for sharing!
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Very, Very interesting . Nice item to have indeed.
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At least you can carry on if you have a power cut. Great machine
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Very cool. I can't even begin to imagine sitting at one of these and doing some of the fret work I have seen some folks turn out. I do well to turn out what i do in a timely manner with a powered saw. I guess once you got your legs conditioned you could go for a long time but man getting there must be a ummm chore thanks for sharing this tool of yester year. __________________ Ed - Making sawdust in the shop
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That is just too cool. What a treasure. I love it.
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We have one of those in our local museum. The museum owner told me that it was used by a returned World War 2 soldier to help him recover from gas poisoning. I have been given permission to take some blades and try it out as I always wanted one as a boy. Funny that.... I've never grown up!
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Now that's a proper scrollsaw. love it. You could take that to shows.
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