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Mississippian Hillar Bergman is known, first and foremost, as a musician—he plays the fiddle. His YouTube channel features several interesting videos describing his wonderful “post-apocalyptech” potter’s wheel, and demonstrating his skillful use thereof. (Including one in which he’s mounted it to a trailer hitch so he can use it at a lakeside campsite.) It’s just an old wheel and tire, really, mounted on an oak stump with a pair of pipe flanges and a short nipple, and spun up to speed with a tire iron stuck through the holes in the hub, but Mr. Bergman uses it with considerable skill. [via Recyclart]

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I write for MAKE, serve as Technical Editor for MAKE magazine, and develop original DIY content for Make: Projects.


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