Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 25 September 2018 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

The old buildings were in a park in Leksand. Some of them included period tools like this old hand operated grindstone.

SONY SLT-A77V 1/6 second F/13.0 ISO 800 39 mm (35mm equiv.)

Welcome to all. I began blogging Retained-Images in 2004 at It is gone now.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Still looks serviceable to me !

25 Sep 2018 6:29am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb framing and tones . I agree , it seems good to work.

25 Sep 2018 6:38am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I like these machines which lived and keep an undeniable charm

25 Sep 2018 7:30am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

So, did one have to turn the handle while holding the knife to the stone? Or was this a two person operation?

25 Sep 2018 11:02am

@beach: Well, the tool is a couple of hundred years old, and the instruction manual didn't survive. Besides, if it had survived it would have been in Swedish, so it wouldn't help me.

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Composed well to show off the details

25 Sep 2018 2:08pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine looking machine, but required lots of work to be succesful.

25 Sep 2018 5:29pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

i like the softness of the image

26 Sep 2018 12:29am

pascale from Brussels, Belgium

a fine machine !

26 Sep 2018 6:00am