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    Catalonian forge

    This is in reference to this picture that Eamon asked about.

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    when water power was the only power.

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    A clever cook can make good meat of a whetstone.” Erasmus

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    And a swinging chair for the forger I have seen this once before for nail makers.

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    enjoy
    A clever cook can make good meat of a whetstone.” Erasmus

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    The Catalan forge consists of a boiler room fire and a hammer, said hammer, whose movement is provided by a paddle wheel driven by water. A cam driven by the wheel, can lift a hammer 100 to 250 kg, which strikes an anvil on a regular basis (100 to 125 strokes / min). With this hammer artisans were able to manually shaping parts with an accuracy of one millimeter, before the metal has finished cooling down.
    A clever cook can make good meat of a whetstone.” Erasmus

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    Steeley, I gotta say I love your posts like this! So cool to see how they did it years ago!!

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    Thanks Taz those pictures are France and Spain.
    A clever cook can make good meat of a whetstone.” Erasmus

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    This one is in Jay, NY 1888 That guy is sitting in a coal basket Dave's uncle no doubt.

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    A clever cook can make good meat of a whetstone.” Erasmus

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    Very Cool. I am pretty sure "water power" is still the only power we have.

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    This is so awesome!!

    I would take a vacation just to visit a place like this.

    There is even a break room, how cool.

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    Crazy amazing system there for the power-hammer!!

    Thanks for sharing

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    I am in awe and have fear of that hammer.

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