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Tools made in England Grinding the inside of the gouging

The Ashley Iles production process

The next stage in the process:


First wet grind

After forging the tool goes into the grinding shop to be finished. The most dramatic of the machines here are the wet wheels. When new the wheels are 42 inches in diameter, they weigh half a ton each, and have a peripheral speed of 75 mph.

(Note: a different tool to that in the earlier clips is shown here and in the following clips.)

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