posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 10:42 PM
reply to post by OmegaLogos
i've made rope using a similar way, really not that hard. but you must be careful especially when making thick ropes, as if it parts the whipping can
kill you or cause serious injury. still rather cool to see the vid.
there are al sorts of cool low tech devices that can be made and used, on the list of vids on youutube with that one even shows a human powered lathe.
i know where i am at the moment you can buy treadle sewing machines and even treadle sergers.
in fact just about anything that uses an electric
motor to run can be treadle, peddle or even water powered. our ancestors were quite ingenious in their machines without needing electricity. they
even had simplistic cranes for building large buildings that were human or animal powered.