and a 3rd toy

Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:57 pm

It says McCormick Chicao Il. on top,a d and does turn, though a little stiff. There is supposed to be an arm that moves the wheel back and forth as the handle is turned to spin the wheel, but that part is broken and the wheel is locked in one position.
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Re: and a 3rd toy

Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:44 am

I do believe I have time turning the crank on one of those to sharpen mower and combine sickle bars. On the one we had the grindstone was fixed and you moved a bracket holding the bar. Vern

Re: and a 3rd toy

Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:49 am

Drop it in an electrolysis tank for a few days and see what ya come up with... :)

Re: and a 3rd toy

Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:56 am

Stanton wrote:Drop it in an electrolysis tank for a few days and see what ya come up with... :)
I think that is mostly dirt and grease on it rather than rust. I think the parts washer may work better, though I would need to remove the stone first.

Re: and a 3rd toy

Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:24 am

Had no idea that archaeology was another of your hobbies :shock: Hope it cleans up well :wink:

Re: and a 3rd toy

Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:18 am

If you like to go to farm sales you incorporate archeology among other things. I am going to help Scrivet clean out some sheds there today. One of them is an old blacksmith shop that the ground hogs have tunneled and dug in to the point that a work bench that used to be waist high is only a foot above ground level, so we will also be using excavation skills, maybe even doing some tunneling. :D