posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 11:23 AM
I'm sure this has been done before, but I think I have designed a machine capable of appeasing all the critique attached to ancient simple machine
Short sections of rope or cable to avoid stretching. No need for drilling holes. Minimum amount of labor. No wheels required.
Explanation: The machine is moved into place and hooked to the block. The central boom lever is secured in it's forward most (down) position. The
teal colored notches are used by 4 men to leverage the machine against the weight of the block. Lifting the front off of the ground a bit. Once the
machine has been sufficiently lifted to about a 45 degree angle, the central lever is released. The men push the front of the frame down to the
ground, using the top ropes attached to the central lever's drum (red thing), to store kinetic energy. They move to the front of the machine and
rotate the front winch mechanism (tan) with long levers that are placed and replaced to rotate it. Three men hold the winch, while a fourth
repositions his lever. As the block lifts upward, it pulls on the pulley system attach to the central lever and central drum, and acts as it's own
When they need to reset the machine, they secure the central lever and repeat the process again.
The machine would move well over reasonable terrain, use a small amount of labor, and be easily repaired unless it suffered structural failure.
Could my machine move the various big chunks of stone in the ancinet world? I think the probability of the Egyptians using something like this is
pretty high. If you want to know about the tools a craftsman uses, look at his finished product. A finished work like the temples in Egypt would be
built with sophisicated tooling.