A dressing in which the FURROWS form a series of triangular patterns or HARPS around the grinding face. Each HARP has typically four straight FURROWS. The number of HARPS is variable, 8 to 10 being common. The longest FURROW is called MASTER FURROW which normally lies tangentially to an imaginary circle at centre of the stone. There are commonly 3 shorter furrows lying parallel to the master furrow. See JOURNEYMAN, PRENTICE AND FLY FURROWS; also STRAIGHT DRESSING, THREE QUARTER DRESSING, & TWO QUARTER DRESSING. See HARP
A primitive hand mill for grinding corn.
(1).BEEHIVE QUERN. Consisting of male and female coned stones the cones forming the grinding surfaces. The upper (female) stone incorporates a small hopper for the grain. (Early form of quern, name derives from its shape
(2).ROTARY QUERN, A pair of small millstones turned by hand using a handle. Introduced c400 BC
(3).SADDLE QUERN. Primitive hand quern employing reciprocating motion.