Excerpt from Popular Mechanics: Shop Notes, Volume 3,
Home-made Foot-power Saw
Hard Work to a Minimum
Instead of being a back-breaking, tedious hardship, sawing
wood may be made a pleasant exhilarating exercise. Any person
with even a slight knowledge of tools can make a foot power
saw. The illustration will sufficiently explain how it is done.
My machine was constructed from an old bicycle frame and buck
saw, the reciprocating motion being obtained by the use of a
rod as shown. The upper lever raises and lowers the saw and
the lower lever clamps the wood in position. - Contributed by
E. Ponton, Northampton, Mass.
Editor's Note: This is a reprint of an article published
in 1907. It describes what was recommended in accordance with
the knowledge and practices of the day. While reading it, please
consider this fact.