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Offline Pukka Bundook

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Boys, What is it?
« on: June 10, 2020, 04:08:59 PM »
I know what it is, but wonder who else has seen one of these.   Been in the family forever.
(You can see a real rough "HARE" scratched on it.)

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Re: Boys, What is it?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2020, 04:23:15 PM »
Looks too heavy to be a hide scraper or leather working tool so Iím stumped.
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Re: Boys, What is it?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2020, 04:27:09 PM »
Mill stone dressing hammer.
Best guess.
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Re: Boys, What is it?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2020, 04:43:43 PM »
Mill stone dressing hammer.
Best guess.
TCA

I second Tim's best guess. Or a stone Mason's pick hammer.
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Offline Pukka Bundook

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Re: Boys, What is it?
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2020, 03:38:42 AM »
Tim and Dennis,
You are both right on the money!

My grandfather used it last.   We had some big (5 foot) millstones and he'd re-cut the grooves once in a while.  he had a good lot of the steel chisel parts, and we brought a few over here with us.
When dressing the quartz, he wore goggles made of fine wire mesh.

V smart folks on this forum!   

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Richard.

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Re: Boys, What is it?
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2020, 05:13:01 PM »
When I worked for the State of Florida as a conservator, I was visited 2 or 3 times by an older gentleman that was a mill stone dresser.  His name was Jim Welch and he traveled around the country dressing mill stones at active mills and others that he worked to restore.  I remember that he told me if the meal is coming off the stones too hot, then the stones need to be dressed.  James Levy
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Re: Boys, What is it?
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2020, 06:31:18 PM »
That is a real treasure, one of those "find another!" kind of relics of which most have long since vanished.
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