The gap between each piece of wood is so big, really cannot believe it is a Pede, does it have a six star burr?
Interesting observation about the wood. As far as the burr is concerned, yes - it is a six star burr with a ball bearing adjustment. I will tell the rest of the story now is a fashion appropriate for this photo essay thread.
Here is the mill broken down:
And here is a close up of the adjustment - note the unusual shape of the adjustment lever...
This looks like aluminum to me...
And last as well as least - the burr set:
Notice the casting flashing circle in the middle of the burr:
It was not listed as a Dienes (obviously with good reason). I have a decent Dienes 88 for comparison too. This is a crude copy of the 88, but made by who
, made where
, and made when
are questions I may never find answers for but I still would like to know. Salesman's sample? Display model? Modern forgery?
Here is a final and mysterious clue: "53".