1. foggyforge

    foggyforge Junior Member

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    Been considering village scale tools.We have to set up a page/sticki where people who know of-or use human powered vilage scale tool's,could post information about these tools .(plans- pictures,instructions)
    There is a group that published a book -Appropriate Technology Sourcebook (Online Edition)> https://www.villageearth.org/pages/Appro ... /index.php -Unfortunately there are only reviews ,there are no plans in the book.
    There is a dvd version - https://www.villageearth.org/Publication ... index.html > at US $495- this has all the contents of all book's reviewed in the source book.
    How would we in the west change our lifestyle so we use less?Those of us that care ,want to do it -have to learn from scratch.There is some info availible but the average person will not bother.
    What i'm getting is this -we in the west need to have acess to the information and tools required to simplify our life.(reduce our carbon footprint) US$495 is to much for any of us.
    Another way perhaps , people who actually use willage scale technologies, or people travelling ,observing village life could describe and document this,then those of us with making skills could make and teach others how to make these tool's.
    I think it is great that PRI goes overseas and teaches people how to improve their life .Building energy efficient buildings,grey water recycling sytems ,planting ,harvesting ,storing systems.I propose we need this kind of information in the developed world so those of us who really want to do it now -could.Without having to pay architects and enginners ,and other unaffordible fees.(I have nothing against architects or engineers)
    Then it would be demontrated that it works.(i know it works,so do you ,we need to spread the word)
    Please, those of you who work in third world countries document and make availible information about village scale tools.Perhaps a blog, or a wikki .Perhaps a few of us could get together and share the price of these dvd's.
    Please suggest any other way you could think of how we could make this kind of info availible in easily acessible format
    regards ,Bela Beke
     
  2. derekh

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    Re: Village tools

    For what it's worth, I'm also interested in Green Woodworking using traditional tools.

    I have several drawknives, side axes, adze etc. I also built myself a Pole Lathe and Shave Horse whose use dates back to before the 1600's and then some. See the gallery at https://www.bodgers.org.uk/index.php for examples of what people are doing. I'm still learning but I have the gear and interest.

    cheers
    Derek
     
  3. foggyforge

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    So, Derek H -any suggestion on where we gona post al this info to- so it is easily accesible to every one ?(like to learn green woodworking as well)
    Regards ,Bela Beke
     
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    Re: Village tools

    Here is another link to get your creative juices flowing . https://journeytoforever.org/at.html
    Where are all the volunteers and NGO who see this sort of willage scale techology ?Or the PDC teachers and graduates from Asia,Africa ,India ,China -Sth. America?
    Please share with us your experiences of village tools :?:
     

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