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Blog entry by lumberdog posted 02-15-2010 06:08 PM 3255 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We have a pre. 1840 settlement site with a tavern, trading post,small cabins and a blacksmith shop. we are looking for some plans to build a foot powered grind stone base with a water box, we have a couple of wheels. If anyone could help us out we would appreciate it a lot.

-- Lumberdog.. Michigan



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woody57

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#1 posted 02-15-2010 11:36 PM

I would also like information on this. I also have an old grindstone that needs a base.
Thanks

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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dlmckirdy

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#2 posted 02-16-2010 08:15 AM

I read a book recently that had sketches and a description of a wooden framed sandstone grinding wheel. I believe it was:

The complete woodworker / edited by Bernard E. Jones. Berkeley, CA : Ten Speed Press, c1998. c1998.
Subjects Woodwork.
ISBN: 1580080154 (pbk.) :
Description: viii, 408 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Notes: “1st Ten Speed Press ed., 1980”—t. page verso.
Includes index.

It is a reproduction of the original book which was published in 1917. I checked it out from my local library.

-- Doug, Bakersfield, CA - I measured twice, cut it twice, and it is still too short!

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lumberdog

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#3 posted 02-16-2010 02:17 PM

Thanks dimckirdy, I also found a sketch in the book COUNTRY FURNITURE by Aldren A. Watson (copyright 1974 isbn 0-690-00190-8) on page 103. This is a hand cranked model, i am looking for a foot operated one. I will check out the one that you found when i find the book. I was hoping i could find a plan with some measurements, but i guess i will have to draw up of my own.

-- Lumberdog.. Michigan

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dlmckirdy

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#4 posted 02-16-2010 10:11 PM

I think I saw one in The Woodwright’s Shop on one episode not long ago. I saw nothing on his site, but if you cantact him, maybe he can help. On his site, he has a very extensive list of resources.

http://www.pbs.org/woodwrightsshop/resources/index.html

-- Doug, Bakersfield, CA - I measured twice, cut it twice, and it is still too short!

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KMJohnson

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#5 posted 02-18-2010 01:48 AM

Great information.

-- Let's do it in the wood pile!

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