It's fascinating to watch this process by which primitive technologist, John Plant (previously at Boing Boing), turns creek sand into usable iron prills. I love the ingenious sluice that he makes using one of the clay roofing tiles he made in a previous video. This looks like a lot of painstaking work for the modest results, but as John says: It's proof of concept that you can get iron from river/creek sand.
I've recently been watching a lot of videos on clay harvesting and hand-built pottery (ya know, in preparation for the coming end times). So, I was thrilled to see this latest Primitive Technology demonstrating the sedimentation method for separating impurities from clay. John then goes on to use the clay to build four large water… READ THE REST
John Plant of Primitive Technology is back making magic with naturally-occurring iron bacteria. In this video, we see him go through the entire process, from collecting and processing the iron bacteria, to creating the charcoal he'll need, building the bricks and furnace, and finally, smelting the iron. The yield of iron prills he gets is… READ THE REST
Ever since John Plant has been back from a two year hiatus of his hugely popular Primitive Technology YouTube channel, viewers have been carping that he was basically remaking all of the same tech he'd made previously. Well, take this, naysayers. He made his first trebuchet. READ THE REST
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