This is one method for powering woodworking tools in the Nineteenth Century. The Grand Wheel was powered by an apprentice and the subsequent power was routed through jack shafts to other tools.
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Five foot diameter Grand Wheel for powering shop - side view
Grand wheel showing detail of crank and shaft - end view
Jack shaft for transferring power to tools, note pillow block
Power lathe with details of mandrel and tailstock
Up down sash saw
Detail of sash saw frame with crank, pitman and blade tensioning bolt
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