Sunday, June 11, 2017

This was interesting.

A lot of work, but I suppose it proves the concept.


  1. I'm trying to remember if this is what the old-timers called a "tump mortar." It was made with a wooden mortar with higher sides and used to "grind" grain.

  2. I just don't see what that accomplishes, that couldn't be done more easily manually. Or is that like a miniature version? It doesn't have enough force to accomplish much, and the small amount of whatever is being pulverized baffles me.

    A mortar & pestle seems to be a lot more useful, though it isn't water powered.