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Tips on restoring a pedal-powered scroll saw (circa 1910) to operating condition.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #20 May-Jun 1991 pg. 8

Diagram for a wooden stand and treadle for a foot-powered grindstone.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #216 Feb 1981 (v.31#2) pg. 74

Tredle powered band saw is built from a 12" Gilliom Mfg. Co. kit and some used bicycle and auto parts. Photos show general arrangement for tredle, but no construction details are shown.
FINE WOODWORKING #24 Sep-Oct 1980 pg. 63

Build a jigsaw for cutting delicate stock. Treadle power and spring return make this saw ideal for pearl inlay.
FINE WOODWORKING #27 Mar-Apr 1981 pg. 53

Tip: Convert your hand-powered grinding wheel to foot power.
FINE WOODWORKING #64 May-Jun 1987 pg. 10

Cycle power. How to mount a bicycle gear on a frame and use it to produce useful power by means of a pulley system driven by the pedals. Cycle powered water pump setup is illustrated.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #67 Jan-Feb 1981 pg. 137

Cycle power. Part 2. Combine a bicycle, a battery and an alternator and you can generate electricity from muscle power.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #68 Mar-Apr 1981 pg. 134

Cycle power. Part 3. Convert an old lawnmower engine into a combination jigsaw and disk sander which is powered by a bicycle gear.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #69 May-Jun 1981 pg. 149

How to mate a modern sewing machine to a treadle-powered sewing machine stand to produce a modern version of the treadle sewing machine.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #70 Jul-Aug 1981 pg. 172

A recumbent pedal boat. A pedal-powered pontoon boat for 1 or 2 people.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #82 Jul-Aug 1983 pg. 166

Make a bicycle-powered band saw from two bicycle wheels and conduit.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #93 May-Jun 1985 pg. 132

Excerpts from the book "Pedal Power", published by Rodale Press, include conversion of an old band saw to treadle power, how to build a rear-wheel power adaptor for a bicycle, a pedaled lawn mower, a foot-power irrigation pump, how to convert a pitcher hand water pump to pedal power, a winch that can pull up to 1000 lbs, and a look at an adult-size tricycle.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1977 (v.24#6) pg. 82

A one manpower jigsaw. How to combine a fretsaw, wood and some hardware into a foot-powered fretsaw.
WOODWORKING TODAY #28 Feb 1992 pg. 44

Make a treadle-powered fretsaw for marquetry. The use of very thin blades and a slow, controlled cutting speed eliminates the need for a backing sheet of waste veneer when cutting. Frame of the saw is wood. Several metal mechanisms must be fabricated from common hardware. Includes a built-in air pump to blow away sawdust.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1979 (v.35#2) pg. 42