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Started by mike_belben, December 15, 2021, 09:34:10 PM

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aigheadish

For comparison's sake, Tom King, when I've gone out searching around the property I found a tv from way back in the 1980's or so. 

Those millstones are sweet and I'da freaked out if I'd found them. Good stuff!
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Resonator

QuoteGranite was used to make many early millstones in America and they are good for grinding corn.
Does that mean that ancient stone could have been used by the early pioneer's for makin' grits...? ??? ;D
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rusticretreater

QuoteDoes that mean that ancient stone could have been used by the early pioneer's for makin' grits...
Certainly!  My mill has a corn stone and a wheat stone, plus a belt driven corn grinder.  One of the sale bins has a label for hominy. Mills sold as many products as they could.

The bedstone of a mill set was typically of the same size as the runner stone for lighter stone sets and about 1/2 the size of the runner stone in larger stone sets.  The stones are resurfaced as pairs(usually).  Bedstones just sit there while the runner stone provided the weight to push down on the grain.

NC and MD were known for producing granite stones in these times.  As these stones are what is known as monolithic(1 piece), it is likely they came from nearby quarries.
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Tom King

My tractor loader is supposed to be able to lift 2,500 pounds.  It was all it wanted to do to lift that largest stone.  I'd judge it about the same a a cube of bricks.

rusticretreater

Now think about workin them stones, getting them out of the quarry, finishing them, loading them on a wagon, getting on site and then getting them in place.  Man, times were hard in them there days.

Most mills could handle about a 5 mile radius around their location. A 3300 acre plantation would load up a mill pretty good. 
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   IIRC the miller usually worked for a share of the flour or meal he produced. I assume he used, traded or sold that share for other goods and services he needed but could not make or grow himself
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aigheadish

There's a guy around the corner who I've met a time or two that had a yard barn "sail". My daughter was with me and we stopped in to see what was what.

I started up and saw this:



 



 

He'd already asked what someone would give him for a big colander and he turned her down but it was my turn. "what do you want for the drawers?" "what'll you give me?" "ah, my price is low, you aren't gonna like it." "try me." "30 bucks" "you got it". Whoa, sweet. Also, there's stuff in a lot of the drawers, and some neat old nails holding a garbagey piece of cardboard on the back that I took off. 

Then I saw a couple fans I liked:



 

"10 bucks each?" "yup" I've spent 40-50 on similar fans at the flea market.

Then these old pop cartons I usually get for 15-20 bucks each were 10 a piece or maybe 25 for the 3 of them:



 

You can see how I use them in the pictures above. My flea marketing instinct is that these, especially the yellow coke one would go for 25 each, if not more at the flea market.

I also got a big boat propeller for 10 bucks. All this junk for 85 bucks. The drawers by themselves, I've seen similar, for 120+ bucks and passed several times.

I was thrilled with this stop. He also had a couple sweet early to mid 1960s Ford  "window" vans. I didn't get a picture but they were really cool and nfs.
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WV Sawmiller

   Heck, and I was happy to find a Paul Bunyan book to read with/to my 6 y/o grandson for 25 cents. Looks like you done good!
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beenthere

 

Nice find on the parts bin/drawers.
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aigheadish

I just replaced the cardboard, on the back, with a sheet of 1/8" thick plywood. You can see I used a bunch of the original(?) nails, but had to augment with a few new-fangled nails to keep it holding. I don't know the age of old school nails... 1930s? The wife wants it inside, I'll try to post a picture.



 





It's hard telling, with neat pieces of history, whether you want it in the shop, where it's home, or in the house where it's art and I'm likely to see it more... I bought it to be in the shop.

Ha! Edit! That 85 bucks also included a pretty sweet chicken weather vane! I forgot! 
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bluthum

Nice parts bin and very useful.

 Nails like those could still be bought up into the 80's at least on the cheap. As I recall they were usually "blued'' what ever the coating was. Most effectively driven with a magnetic tack hammer. They were used to put cloth or carboard backs on furniture among other things. I think I have a can of them somewhere, saved for when I needed them, which has turned out to be never. So far anyway. 

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twar

The drawers would be a seed-saver's delight!

Jeff

Another old Tin score. About a dozen sheets averagin 12' long.


 
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