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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Salvage Job: Bent Mountain Grist Mill

The guys recently headed to Bent Mountain, VA to salvage an abandoned grist mill.  They are pictured here with owner Charlie and his pup, J. Edgar Hoover.

Smaller than most mills, wonder if it could have been used for moonshining?  The 'Moonshine Capital' is just down the road!

 Mike reached out to Ben Hassett, owner of B. E. Hassett Millwrights to see what they had on their hands.  Ben was a great resource in determining the value of the mill and suggested that we sell it in its entirety, rather than piece by piece.  Unfortunately for Mike, that meant we put a hold on selling his newly created (and quite beautiful!) coffee table. 

Note: the castings were made locally in Salem, VA by Salem Machine Works

For photos of other mills and their parts, click HERE
and click HERE to view the mills by region.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

That is a HUGE bummer because I really want that coffee table!!