EAA Research Consultant
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Route 66
Hey Wayne! thank you for joining us here on this, and especially for the great insight on these huge wheels. In many of the references I have checked, the mills were converted from grist mills for corn and perhaps others.
Could these same wheels be used for the functions required in metal work, or are the surfaces changed in some way?
This might explain the accessibility of wheels for the makers.