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Tuesday, December 5, 2023

I know Leigh Gets Board On The Weekends,


  This could be a fun side project to try....








  1. Do you mean he goes surfing on weekends?

    1. No, he's stiff as a "board" on weekends like the rest of us.

  2. That made me happy. My grandad, born at Grandfather Mountain in 1903, would very much appreciate that also.

  3. Based on a handful of youtube videos, I seriously need to get some hand powered forstner drill bits.

  4. I thought for sure he was going to make beer. Nice one!!

  5. How about a chuck on that water wheel to turn all those dowels you're gonna need.

  6. Man how I hate guys like that!!!

  7. Interesting, would be great to see the details on that 4 foot waterwheel and the anchoring system to keep it in the streams flow producing power.

  8. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OH2VTGsrGVk

  9. Great vid. Thanks. - Nemo

  10. Here (full video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH2VTGsrGVk

  11. My 2¢.

    As an exercise in pure basic engineering, it's a masterclass.
    As an exercise in practical engineering, it's the Special Ed short bus.

    All his toys are made of wood, guaranteeing short-term critical failures galore, and he'll have spent ten times more building and repairing his toys than he'll gain from them.

    Water-powered mills are fine things, and spurred the pre-industrial revolution, carpeting the path to doing the same things with coal and steam power anywhere, rather than only beside running water.

    To prove what can be done, great examples.
    But one guy pounding things out by hand would accomplish either task faster and with less effort than building the mill that did them.

    The game-changer is to make the mills out of things a bit longer-lasting.
    Grain mills did this with stones, not wooden mallets.
    Saw mills were rather heavy on iron and steel parts, for the same reason.

    If one has a community, and someone spare who can maintain and repair the original, it might serve as a labor-saving device. If not, it's complicated gadgetry that becomes a time suck.
    No one would use a lawn mower they had to rebuild every time the grass got too long.

    Woodworking skill: A+
    Strategic thinking: D-

    But still fun to watch.

    1. "The game-changer is to make the mills out of things a bit longer-lasting."

      I say using metal saw blades is cheating.

  12. Questions:
    1- how long did it take you to do your environmental impact study?
    2- how long AFTER that did it take you to get permission from the government to build this?
    3- how long did it take you to fight all the lawsuits from environmental nutcases?

    Thank you!
    Elon Musk.

  13. Way too much time on his hands ... The again, maybe he's Robinson Carusso?

  14. Probably why God didn't put me on a piece of property with a stream on it.
    I'd be getting in all sorts of trouble with the Feds.

    Whitehall, NY

  15. That's one clever SOB...

  16. Another brilliant and similar site is Advoko MAKES - he is also Russian, and has also built a water wheel which he uses in a variety of ways - the site for his videos is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc1ufNROdAxto9Fr0jnEE2Q/videos

  17. I just wonder what he was on causing him to work that fast?


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