old water mill

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old water mill
Posted by chocho willy on Sunday, September 10, 2017 11:20 AM

damaged mill basemill stone wall before paintingold mill back wallold mill front view

Found this old mill in Home Depot in a return buggy. I asked the worker if it as for sale, his reply was it's broken why would you want it. Little did he know! Folding a dollar bill in half (3") I checked the size to the building and found that it was close enought to "G" to work, best of all it was made out of resin. After repairing the base, fixing the wheel stand, painting the wood and coloring the store I had a very useable "Old Mill". I lit the unit with my newly descovered solar pathway lights parts (can't beat it for 98 cents). Lit the interior and the water spout that is above the mill wheel so you could see the water and wheel movement at night. All finished and I then descovered there was no way for mill workers to enter the mill. Off to Michaels craft store and I found a wooken look sliding door for $2.23 in the discound section. It fit perfectly and completed the project. Bill 

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Posted by ttrigg on Friday, September 15, 2017 12:39 AM

Great find. Did much the same at Walmart about 13 years ago. Picked up a $60 'dutch windmill' for $5 as it was broken from it's base and the brass windmill 'blades' were really twisted up.

Tom Trigg

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Friday, September 15, 2017 1:00 AM

I need to find more time to haunt return bins...

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