Ed Hobbs - Foot Powered Tools
Construction, Use, and Techniques
Tuesday, July 19, 7:00 PM
Our July presenter will be Ed Hobbs. He is very active in the Midwest Tool Collectors association and an expert in Foot powered Machinery. Ed is probably best known to TWA members as the host of an annual tool meet at his farm in Raleigh. (If you haven't been to one, you need to. It's great fun and a good pig picking.) He will discuss the evolution of foot powered machines, the sorts of machines which existed and how they were replaced. He will show us how he restored a Crescent Bandsaw and demonstrate his foot powered scroll saw. This should be a fascinating presentation of how it was back when before the advent of our modern electric powered tools.
Hosted by Alan Campbell
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