The Chinese Windlass

In the summer of 1860, the Second Opium War was reaching its climax. Three years earlier, Britain and France had invaded Canton, China, in order to expand their trade in such unsavory commodities as opium and indentured servants. Chinese Emperor Xianfeng had resisted the outsiders, and a low-intensity war continued... Read more »

Backyard Zipline

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  • 12/18/2012 @ 10:42 pm

This will give you all the information needed to plan, purchase and build a backyard zipline (and launch pad) without any specialized parts. I purchased everything at the local hardware stores. I did it 100% all by myself, and so can you. Read more »