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    For grinding soy beans?
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    Old Mexican chocolate grinding mill i think native call it molino, my grandfather had one imported back 1940's to Ex-Yugoslavia. he had that contraption running on steam.


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    Ok we will call these

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    Boki has it .
    that stone was dressed in Mexico and now maintain by the owner.
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    A clever cook can make good meat of a whetstone.” Erasmus

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    Wow Boki has some chops. Nice one! I was thinking it was used for seeds.
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    WHOA... I was gonna say coffee grinder for the gauchos steering the bulls.

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    Now for a little something on mill stones and cacao and mill dressers.

    fresh cocao
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    then it is dried and toasted and ground from big stones to little hand held ones.
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    A clever cook can make good meat of a whetstone.” Erasmus

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    or by hand then it is mixed with sugar vanilla some evaporated milk or what ever your blend is .
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    A clever cook can make good meat of a whetstone.” Erasmus

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    the mill stone and the almost lost art of the mill dresser.
    for grain or flour.
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    the mill dresser and tools
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    In England there was the itinerant millstone dresser. In America, on the other hand, the poor miller most often had to dress his own millstones. Properly maintained and dressed millstones could mean the difference between a mill making a profit or losing money. The well-dressed millstones will give the miller better control over the quality and quantity of the flour ground. The art and skill of millstone dressing varied from mill to mill. One dresser may think cracking lines are useful, while another thinks they are totally useless. Traditionally, millwrights did not dress the millstones. Today the independent itinerant millstone dresser is almost unknown. The skill will not die out as long as mills still use millstones. Today as yesterday, not all millers know how to dress millstones. The late Charlie Howell said that he had dressed millstones in 33 states and 7 countries. Some of his tools had been passed down through his family. Charlie kept these tools alive by inserting modern carbide tips in the picks. Mill picks when removed from the mill are often not recognized for what they are. If they are recognized, it may not be fully understood how they were used. They are simple tools used on hard stones. The job of the millstone dresser is hard work.


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

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    Some of you know Bob's Red Mill products he dresses his own stones.
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    A clever cook can make good meat of a whetstone.” Erasmus

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    Yep, I use Bob's Red Mill quinoa. My wife and I followed this thread all day. Great fun.

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