A good grinding wheel was so vital to the operation of yesteryear's homestead that it used to be said that the state of a farm could be judged by the condition in which its stone was kept! Axes, scythes, hoes, shovels, chisels, hay knives and more were kept in prime operation thanks to this vital tool.
This quality manual grinding wheel is made of natural red Italian sandstone and measures just under 1 foot across. The hand crank makes for easy operation and the water trough features integrated tool rests and four mounting tabs to secure the base to a tabletop or standing frame.
This unit is easily converted to treadle (foot pedal) power by removing the snap ring on the end of the handle, removing the grip, and installing a tie rod down to a foot pedal. Replace the grip and snap ring. Use the handle to get the stone revolving, then use the treadle for hands-free power!
Wheel Diameter: 30cm (11.8in)
Wheel Face Width: 5cm (2in)
Weight: 22lb 4oz
Note: Because this is a natural stone, small voids or depressions may be present in the surface. These are plugged with a durable waterproof epoxy resin to maintain a smooth surface in operation, and are completely normal.
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