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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-13-2012, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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I stumbled across this web site and I thought some of you would like the link. It is about building machines from scrap parts. I found it very interesting. I really liked the info on farm Blacksmithing. See attached Link let me know what you think.
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Roxanne...that is very interesting. At some level and time every one of us who build things are required to innovate, to make a project simpler, or less expensive. We mostly do it for a hobby, but I also think of all the developing countries who not only need simple, effective designs to accomplish life giving projects but need the tools to build them.

Many (many!) years ago I stumbled upon a book which guided much of my project thinking in terms of simplicity, usefulness and what we now call sustainability, (and I wouldn't even say I'm much of a "green" advocate yet).

The book was called Design for the Real World by Victor Papanek. Here's a link to an article about the author and the book:

The author died in 1998 but the book is still in print!
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Brilliant concept, Roxanne. I could see retired machinists volunteering to build these with kids that have too much spare time. The next generation of innovators?
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