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DeLeon Springs

DeLeon Springs, FL

Our contract included the complete refurbishment of an enormous 27-foot diameter mill wheel, which is one of the largest of its kind in the world, and its support structure constructed in the 1800’s. One of the major features of this project was the replacement of the original cast iron hub, which weighs approximately 3,000 pounds. This new hub was fabricated the old fashioned way by first constructing a replica wooden model. This model was then turned into mold of which is used to hold the cast iron. The wheel itself was removed and reconstructed with new wood materials capable of lasting another 50 years.