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Compagnes Drift Mill Water Wheel

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January 2007

Any collector and restorer of Stationary Engines is always on the look-out for unusual pieces of equipment to drive with his engines...

 

5th January 2008

This Saturday was spent with the cup-brush on the angle grinder, polishing up the remaining four pairs of spokes and the hub, chipping away at deposited cement and painting them...

Update 19th January 2008

The brief at the moment is to get the Mill ready for the Open Days in two weeks time. This includes making the most of the area of the water wheel itself...

Update 26th January  2008

Another busy day in preparation for the Open Days next weekend!

Update 25th March 2008

Stephen Sokolic came and helped today with the making and fitting of more buckets to the water wheel...

Update 22nd April 2008

I think I can now say the water wheel is fully restored!

Update 3rd July 2008

It's been a while since I sent in a Mill report. The reason is that we've been busy at our Museum in Villiersdorp setting up, assembling and getting going the big Crossley engine we rescued just 13 months ago from Standard Roller Mills in Caledon...

Update 22nd July 2008

So it was later in the day before I could carry on with the launder...

Update 12th August 2008

Today, I got stuck in with noisy work as soon as I arrived, deciding to tackle the wood for the rail on the other side of the launder...

Update 18th August 2008

Last week, I didn't send a report - I had several batches of visitors for whom I always down-tools and show them around...

Update added 23rd September 2008

(update of 6th September 2008) Compagnes Drift Mill More Launder and Milling


A review: Delightful dorpie - September 23 2008 - By Joanne Kotze
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Update added 29th September 2008

(update of 13th September 2008) Compagnes Drift Mill More Launder and Nature

Update added 17th October 2008

(update of 27th September 2008) Compagnes Metal Launder finished

Update added 20th October 2008 (note this precedes update below)

(update of 4th October 2008) Compagnes Sluice Gate

Update added 17th October 2008

(update of 11th October 2008) Compagnes Sluice Gate and Milling

Update added 3rd November 2008

(update of 25th October 2008) Compagnes Keyhole Surgery and Barrel Race

63 30th Oct, 1st and 2nd Nov 2008 Compagnes Drift Mill Open Gardens and Arieskraal Update added 10th November 2008

(update of 30th October / 1st & 2nd November 2008) Open Gardens and Arieskraal Mill

update of 8th and 9th November 2008 Open Gardens Weekend No2, Tail-race Update added 21st November 2008

(update of 8th & 9th November 2008) Open Gardens Weekend No2, Tail-race

Floods and Drain Update added 24th November 2008

(update of 15th November 2008) Floods and Drain

Cogs and Caulking Update added 4th December 2008

(update of 29th November 2008) Cogs and Caulking

Update added 24th December 2008

(update of 5th December 2008) We turned with Water!

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Turning with River Water Update added 24th December 2008

(update of 13th December 2008) Turning with River Water!

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Second Rail Support and Flywheel Update added 24th December 2008

(update of 20th December 2008) Second Rail Support and Flywheel

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Wooden Launder and Trap Door Update added 29th December 2008

(update of 28th December 2008) Wooden Launder and Trap Door

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New Year 2009. Steelwork, Control-Gate, Vitruvian Runner and Milling with Water! Update added 5th January 2009

New Year 2009. Steelwork, Control-Gate, Vitruvian Runner and Milling with Water!

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Water level vs Speed and Power Update added 12th January 2009

Water level vs Speed and Power

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Preparation for Open Days Update added 30th January 2009

(update of 24th December 2008) Preparation for Open Days

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Open Days Update added 9th February 2009

(update of 31st January - 1st February 2009) Open Days

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Mill Drives Update added 16th February 2009

(update of 7th February 2009) Mill Drives

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Milling with Water Power Update added 16th February 2009

(update of 14th February 2009) Milling with Water Power

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Bearing in Vitruvian Bedstone and Port Stomp Update added 17th April  2009

(update of 20th March 2009) Bearing in Vitruvian Bedstone and Port Stomp!

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Runner Stone Replaced and Ladder Update added 17th April  2009

(update of 4th April  2009) Runner Stone Replaced and Ladder

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Tun and Vitruvian Runner Update added 17th April  2009

(update of Easter 2009) Tun and Vitruvian Runner

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Tun and Bridge Tree Update added 1st June 2009

(update of 18th April 2009) 81 Tun and Bridge Tree

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Bridge Box and Caulking Update added 1st June 2009

(update of 25th April 2009) 82 Bridge Box and Caulking

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Lid for Tun and Preparation for Cosy Dinners in the Mill! Update added 3rd August 2009

(update for Early May) 83. Lid for Tun and Preparation for Cosy Dinners in the Mill!

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Cozy Dinner and Milling with Engine Update added 3rd August 2009

(update for 13th - 16th May) 84. Cozy Dinner and Milling with Engine

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Boskloof and Ataquas Kloof Mills Update added 7th August 2009

(update for 17th May) 85. Boskloof and Ataquas Kloof Mills

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Rheenendal Mill Update added 7th August 2009

(update for 23rd May) 86. Rheenendal Mill

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87 End May 09 Milling with Virtuvian Mill Update added 14th August 2009

(update for end of May) 87. Milling with the Vitruvian Mill!

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88 Beginning June 09 Horse and Hopper Update added 14th August 2009

(update for beginning of June) 88. Horse, Hopper and Shoe

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89 Damsel and Sweeper Update added 31st August 2009

(update for middle of June) 89 Damsel and Sweeper

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90 Horse Mill at Calvinia Museum Update added 31st August 2009

(update for 18th June) 90 Horse Mill at Calvinia Museum

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Meal Spout Update added 12th October 2009

(update for end of June) 91 Meal Spout

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Horse Update added 12th October 2009

(update for 3rd July) 92 Horse

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93. On Autogetem Update added 9th November 2009

(update for end of June) 93. On 'Autogetem'

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94. Box for Meal Spout and Tests Update added 9th November 2009

(update for 3rd July) 94. Box for Meal Spout and Tests

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