View Full Version : Old water wheel!

04-26-2012, 04:58 PM
I finally got the water wheel in to my shop! A friend needed a new hunting knife, so we bartered :) He said his friend had it in his shop for around 30 years before giving it to him and he's had it in his garage for a while to sharpen axes and stuff. Works nicely on hunting/utility style knives, haven't tried it on the kitchen knives yet. It has a water bath, so the steel stays nice and cool. Very slow RPM, too with the pulleys they used.


04-26-2012, 05:00 PM
Nice, i keep looking at these on ebay but have no where to put one. What're the dimensions of the wheel?

04-26-2012, 05:45 PM
It's about 1.5" wide, I will measure the dia tomorrow when I go back out to my shop. It may be around 18" diameter or so?

04-26-2012, 05:48 PM
Nice size :D

04-26-2012, 06:20 PM
Try not to sit too close, unless you're into that sort of thing...

Heath Besch
04-26-2012, 08:12 PM
WOW! WOW! (chin wipe), WOW!
Great find!

04-26-2012, 10:33 PM
Try not to sit too close, unless you're into that sort of thing...


04-27-2012, 01:28 AM
Nice looks like fun.

Dave Martell
04-27-2012, 09:05 AM
I have no idea what I'd do with that but I'd still take it. :)

04-27-2012, 01:01 PM
LOL, yeah. It's 1.5" wide, 16.5" diameter. It does nicely as a medium/coarse stone for a hunting or fillet knife to set a bevel before I go to the stones or finer belts. More of a cool old thing to have in the shop :)

04-27-2012, 01:22 PM
Yep,very cool thing to have in the shop. Reminds me of a steeley post.