primalmommy on tue 31 jan 06
>This doesn't sound like a great job for the apprentice (pulling the
>power the wheel), but it's bound to be better than the Thrapsanon
>on Crete. These traditional potters have a row of wheels built into an
>earthen bank, and on the lower level of the bank the vertical shaft is
>visible, with horizontal pegs through the shaft. The potter's helper
>on his side in the dirt all day long pedaling those horizontal pegs to
Ok, this is maybe a sickness, but I spend 20 minutes a day walking a
mile on my treadmill, and can't stop fantasizing abotu how nice it would
be if my legwork was powering something! If I could hook it up to a
generator to read my email while walking, I'd be svelte in no time.
Now if only we could hook up all the equipment at the local gym to the
electric company, and avoid the need for strip mining coal. Imagine! the
entire city of Toledo running on fast food grease, as expended by humans
on treadmills and stationary bikes!
Kelly in Ohio... way past caring about the swimsuit competition, but
tightwadded enough to want to fit into those pre-pregnancy jeans in a
box in the attic -- which hubby generously labeled with a black marker,
"defective jeans that must have shrunk".
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Hank Murrow on tue 31 jan 06
On Jan 31, 2006, at 8:49 AM, primalmommy wrote:
> Ok, this is maybe a sickness, but I spend 20 minutes a day walking a
> mile on my treadmill, and can't stop fantasizing abotu how nice it
> be if my legwork was powering something! If I could hook it up to a
> generator to read my email while walking, I'd be svelte in no time.
I bet Homepower magazine has something you could modify to ball mill
your glazes, or whatever studio tool needs powering.
Cheers, Hank, who has had the same idea........