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Author Topic: Replacing the oak shafts on a pair of waterwheels.  (Read 3758 times)
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« on: February 03, 2017, 04:59:26 PM »

These waterwheels are at the Abbeydale Hamlet, Sheffield. Their function was to drive the tilt hammers and grinding wheels used in the production of Tyzack scythe blades. The site is extraordinary in that it was saved as a museum once production stopped. So you can see how crucible steel was made and cast into ingots, prior to rolling, forging and making into scythes.
This video was made in 2013 after a heritage lottery grant had been awarded. I found it really informative listening to this engineer describing the plans for replacing the oak shafts.

This next video is older and shows the wheels in action (give it a minute to roll).

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