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    Old water wheel!

    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.




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    Nice, i keep looking at these on ebay but have no where to put one. What're the dimensions of the wheel?

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    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?

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    Nice size

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    WOW! WOW! (chin wipe), WOW!
    Great find!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seth View Post
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    Nice looks like fun.
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    I have no idea what I'd do with that but I'd still take it.

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    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

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