Everything is 'Spacial' in its own way
Again a photo from out at an apple orchard in Afton, Minnesota. I do believe this piece of equipment has seen a lot of history.
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Recycling with a vengeance.
I remember those very well from the old farms where my parents were born. I have spun such a wheel more than once when I was a boy. Thank you for the memory! :-)PS Thank you for the comment - they are reintroducing cobblestones all over the inner part of the city and will do it here too.
Wow..really a nice one! Definitely some history here- I like your submission!
That does not look comfortable to work on!
Lots of history. Nice photo.
That is nice and old. Love the picture
What a wonderful object! Great shot :)
Oh sure, old equipments need not be discarded for they had done a lot. Nice post!
Wonderful capture. I love the wire, or twine that is holding it together.
I have a smaller version of this sharpener in my shop, but I find a power grinder a lot faster and more precise. Progress can be good. Of course, a photo of a power grinder won't have the character of your photo!
A very nice one.
What a wonderful old wheel that is. Well worn, as you say, but much loved if the repairs are anything to go by. I love the stones it stands on, too.
Hi Sistertex.That's pretty neat and it looks so right in black and white.
Amazing. I wonder what it was used for. It seems one of those machines that throw balls in tennis!
Hmmm. Might have seen something similar, and worked with such, in a long ago time. Very nifty.
Is it a whetstone? I've never seen one with a seat! I wonder what they used to sharpen on it?I love the black and white treatment.
Thanks everyone for the comments, they are always so interesting and I enjoy reading them.RuneE, thanks for the information. Interesting what they are doing, I will see you back at your site. :)Sylvia, Jay,It is a sharpener, people would use it to sharpen axes and such. They would sit on the seat and the wheel was used to grind the blades to a sharp point. Yep Jay, a whetstone, exactly! It is an orchard so thinking axe to chop some trees, or blades to prune branches. It is of long ago and no longer in use I believe. Probably also used on some large knives. Thanks everyone, some great words here. I appreciate your visiting!