Depending on which wheel is turning, the axle can be connected to the main shaft (king's capstan). The main shaft in turn, is used to turn two sets of milling stones. The mill stones at the base at stationary, while the mill stones on the top are rotated by the main shaft through gears. The main drive shaft is also used at times to operate the hoist from the attic, to lift loads from the ground floor outside the mill, and haul it in through a window in the attic. The corn is then fed into the hoppers in the attic, from which it flows into a shaking tray, which controls the rate at which the corn enters the 'well', before being milled. Grooves cut into the mill stones cause the ground corn to be displaced centrifugally outwards. Depending on the usage of the mill, the stones have to be cleaned and re-grooved.
|camera||Canon EOS 7D Mark II|
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