Chakki | Hand mill grinder


Category: Vastu
Location: Loharu, Bhiwani, Haryana
Cultural region: Bagad
Materials: Admixture, Metal (Iron), Stone, Wood
Admixture craft technique: Slab building
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Stone craft technique: Carving, Dressing
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

Chakki is used to grind various grains, with varying consistencies of flour, as required. The fineness of the flour depends upon the gap between the two grinding stones of a chakki. A simple mechanism consisting of a wedge is built for this purpose. As the wedge is tightened, the mechanism lifts the upper grinding stone, adjusting the gap between the two stones.

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