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What is it? #7462033
01/15/22 11:32 PM
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What is it?

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It's made of a coarse stone. It's 3 inches in diameter. The hole is off center. There is a deep groove worn around the entire outside edge. It came with a collection of about 50 Native American, stone tools I bought at auction, 30 plus of which are celts or pieces of celts.

I am sure you could use it to castrate a hog, but it reminds me of a stone, pulley wheel.

Keith

Re: What is it? [Re: KeithC] #7462035
01/15/22 11:35 PM
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Maybe some kind of sharpening stone?

Re: What is it? [Re: KeithC] #7462036
01/15/22 11:38 PM
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Pig castrator! Or, petrified donut!


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Re: What is it? [Re: KeithC] #7462037
01/15/22 11:38 PM
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Fred Flintstone's spare tire.

Sorry, couldn't help myself.

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Re: What is it? [Re: KeithC] #7462039
01/15/22 11:40 PM
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Interesting to say the least.

Re: What is it? [Re: KeithC] #7462073
01/16/22 12:36 AM
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Very crude and early mill stone. Water powered, would be my guess

Re: What is it? [Re: KeithC] #7462075
01/16/22 12:41 AM
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Central California
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An arrow polisher?

Re: What is it? [Re: KeithC] #7462100
01/16/22 01:10 AM
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Re: What is it? [Re: KeithC] #7462104
01/16/22 01:14 AM
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That is white17 childhood potty seat from his families first cave home!

Re: What is it? [Re: KeithC] #7462112
01/16/22 01:18 AM
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I think it's a grain grinding wheel. The 1st pic is the grinding surface, and the other pics are of the top.
Something like this
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Inside the hole is worn by stone on stone just like the bottom.
The grove around the outside is to move it back and forth with raw hide or sapling rope.
No hole for a handle like in the pic.
The offset hole is odd though. Could have been a, that one tribe made them this way kind of thing.

Just a guess

Re: What is it? [Re: KeithC] #7462137
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Originally Posted by Keith
It's 3 inches in diameter.


Pretty small stone. I'd guess its worn down a lot.

Re: What is it? [Re: KeithC] #7462184
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Wetdog nailed the useage
has been hit by several plows judging by the striations across it
early 1500 bp era corn/ pemmican grinder

Re: What is it? [Re: KeithC] #7462186
01/16/22 07:11 AM
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Lektrik fence insulator


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Re: What is it? [Re: KeithC] #7462224
01/16/22 08:22 AM
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Shaker weight.


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Re: What is it? [Re: KeithC] #7462244
01/16/22 08:52 AM
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Or a pig smashturator. Lol

Re: What is it? [Re: KeithC] #7462329
01/16/22 10:07 AM
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Drowning weight for saber tooth muskrat

Re: What is it? [Re: KeithC] #7462347
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Did someone cut the middle out for some reason and this is the leftovers.

Re: What is it? [Re: martentrapper] #7462355
01/16/22 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by martentrapper
That is white17 childhood potty seat from his families first cave home!

Best Answer Ever!!!


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Re: What is it? [Re: KeithC] #7462371
01/16/22 10:55 AM
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The small diameter is throwing me off on a grinding stone. Part of what makes a grinding stone work is itís heft and weight. Be a long time grinding enough food to make a meal with that. However, I donít have a better idea. The offset hole is not offset but rather one side saw more grinding. Which can be explained with the rope theory. A back and forth sawing motion would wear one side out quicker if not rotating the working side regular. Anyway, most interesting thing Iíve seen in awhile. Actually dreamed about it last nightÖit was used to help rotate the lantern in a lighthouse lol.

Re: What is it? [Re: KeithC] #7462419
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In better days, it may have looked more like this:
Primitive grindstone
Just as a wild guess, the offset hole in my link may have been for a handle. The grooved circumference on yours may have been a rope drive. Maybe it operated as a cam. within an abrasive cylinder. All theory; sorry, no knowledge.


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