January 9 , 2001
Heiligerlee, NL - The grinding stones and their associated mechanisms
The emphasis of this update on the progress of the grinding mechanism for Fulton's windmill De Immigrant is: metal.
From time to time the grinding stones of a windmill have to be 'dressed' or 'gebild' (as they say in the Netherlands), which means that by using a hammer and a chisel the faded profile of the grinding surface has to be deepened again.
Below is a metal 'pin' that will be attached to the grip and that will slide into small holes in the grinding stones for a firm grip.
From up above a little bird's eye view of part of the Molema workshop with some of the wooden parts for De Immigrant.
Here Guus is indicating where the metal grip will be fastened to the wooden crane.
And more metal parts... The theme of this update is rightfully Metal.
Meanwhile there is still some work to be done on the wood work as well, here Arnold and ...
Jan are busy taking measures ...
Building windmill De Immigrant