Primitive Technology: Forge Blower

I invented the Bow Blower, a combination of the bow drill and forge blower to make a device that can force air into a fire while being easy to construct from commonly occurring natural materials using only primitive technology. I began by fanning a fire with a piece of bark to increase its temperature. It is this basic principle I improved on throughout the project.
Next, I made a rotary fan from two pieces of bark that slot together at right angles to each other to form a simple 4 bladed paddle wheel about 20 cm in diameter and 5 cm tall. The blades of the fan were not angled and were designed only to throw air outwards away from the axle when spun. The rotor of the fan was made by splitting a stick two ways so it formed 4 prongs.

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+15 1. cameramaster commented 7 years ago

Give it a while longer and he'll be smelting enough metal to make himself a car...then he can drive outta there !
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+9 2. woschman commented 7 years ago

Its like Ironman, Stark. Soon he build a computer and an Ironman dress and take over the world!!!
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+8 3. Jabafara commented 7 years ago

#1 2:03 or a steam engine :D
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+6 4. Natan_el_Tigre commented 7 years ago

That escalated quickly. 8-)
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+11 5. Klemm commented 7 years ago

Future CEO of Claytech Industries Unlimited - where the past becomes the future!
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+5 6. thundersnow commented 7 years ago

Comments 1-5 funny!:)<3
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+10 7. braveheart2052 commented 7 years ago

didn`t know cavemen had video cameras . 8-)8-)
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+4 8. Urihep commented 7 years ago

I love this guy!
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+2 9. Judge-Jake commented 7 years ago

#6 Is this a relation Thunders? I notice you have put lots of video's of him on here, who the feck is he?
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+7 10. Meggey commented 7 years ago

Soon he will build a computer and like his own videos on snotr
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+2 11. thundersnow commented 7 years ago

#9 Is he a relative?....Maybe;)...

#10 Funniest comment! :D:D:D
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+4 12. cmmd commented 7 years ago

Here is his Youtube channel: subscribe to support him.
The submitter shouldn't write description in first person.
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+5 13. sux2bu commented 7 years ago

This guy would have been considered a god back in caveman days with inventions like that. :O
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0 14. buckleg08 commented 3 years ago

is he in the industrial age now?:)