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Old 03-01-2010, 02:46 PM
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An old whetstone wheel gizmo.

Today I drove past the first yard sale of 2010 and am glad I stopped. I saw a round whetstone wheel gizmo with a bicycle seat affixed to the entire contraption. One sits on the seat and pedals and the wheel turns. The seller wanted $20 and I offered $10 and brought the contraption home to reside in my big barn.

As I was about to leave, the seller asked, "What are you gonna do with that thing?" I said, "Once Obama passes gun registration, I am gonna grind off all my gun serial numbers."

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Old 03-01-2010, 08:58 PM
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LOL.......I haven't seen one of those sence I was a kid! Good find!
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:10 AM
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Great find

Did it have the contraption to drip the water on the wheel attached? I just gave a friend my yardsale find a little like the one you found. Cept mine was lectric powdered. LOL. I bought it at a yard sale for 50 cents and it do work. He uses it to grind his knife blades. Heck if I did that I'd just have a handle after a short time
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:07 AM
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skeet,

Yes, there is a soup can size tin to drizzle water onto the wheel.

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Old 03-02-2010, 02:36 PM
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Man you are one lucky duck, I have been looking for one for several years. Maybe someday I will get lucky on that particular piece.

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Old 03-23-2010, 10:20 AM
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I remember seeing one of those on the farm when I was a kid....it was used to sharpen all manner of farm implements: hoes, corn knives, sickles, scythes, axes, & knives. Learned a long time ago that there is nothing more horrible than trying to work with a dull hoe or cutting implement!
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Old 03-23-2010, 06:51 PM
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I had one from my aunt years ago and traded it for some 6MM bullets. You can't pedal it fast enough to burn up your blade if you are careful with the pressure. I like a disc sander for doing garden implements.
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Old 03-24-2010, 11:30 AM
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Fond memories of helping my father sharpen the sickle bar for hay mowers. He did the sharpening and my job was to hold the long end to make it easier for him to keep it balanced. Always seemed like we had done a good afternoon's work when we did two or three sickle bars.
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Old 02-16-2014, 05:38 AM
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My Grandaddy had one on his farm that was built kinda like a tripod. Had bout a 20" grindstone and was hand cranked.
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