Primitive Technology: Water powered hammer (Monjolo)


I built a water powered hammer called a “Monjolo” (see also karausu (からうす) on google images). I started by making a water spout from half a hollow log to direct water from the creek. This was set up in the creek and water flowed through it. The hammer was made from a fallen tree. I cut it to size by burning it at the points I wanted it cut (to save effort chopping). Next I carved a trough in one end to catch falling water. This was done first with a stone chisel that was then hafted to an L–shaped handle and used as an adze. This adze only took about an hour to make as I already had the chisel head and cordage made of bark fibre to bind it with.
To save further effort carving I used hot coals from the fire to char the wood in the trough. I put the coals in using “chopsticks” (unused arrow shafts) to transfer them from the pit. The coals were fanned or blown with a wooden blowpipe till the wood in the trough burned. Then the char was scraped out. The sides of the trough were sealed with clay to make sure the wooden sides did not burn away which would effectively decrease the volume of the trough. This was approximately 8 hours work over two days.
With the trough carved I made a hole in the middle of the log as a pivot point. Using the same char and scrape method I burnt a hole right through the log using hot coals and a blow pipe. Again clay was used to prevent wood burning where it was wanted. To burn through the approximately 25 cm diameter log it took about 4 hours and 30 minutes. Another hole was burnt in the end to fit the wooden hammer head and it took a similar amount of time. 
A tripod lashed with loya cane was set up at the water spout. The axel of the hammer was tied to one leg, the hammer fitted onto the axel and the other end of the axel tied to another leg. The trough was positioned under the waterspout to collect water and the tripod adjusted so that the resting point of the hammer was horizontal (so water wouldn’t prematurely spill out of the trough).
The trough filled with water, outweighed the hammer head and tilted the hammer up into the air. The water then emptied out of the trough (now slanting downwards) and the hammer then slammed down onto an anvil stone returning to its original position. The cycle then repeated at the approximate rate of one strike every 10 seconds. The hammer crushes small soft types of stone like sandstone or ochre. I carved a bowl into the anvil stone so that it would collect the powder. I then crushed old pottery (useful as grog for new pots) and charcoal. Practically speaking, this hammer worked ok as a proof of concept but I might adjust it or make a new one with a larger trough and bigger hammer for heavy duty work.
This is the first machine I’ve built using primitive technology that produces work without human effort. Falling water replaces human calories to perform a repetitive task. A permanent set up usually has a shed protecting the hammer and materials from the weather while the trough end sits outside under the spout.  This type of hammer is used to pulverise grain into flour and I thought I might use one to mill dry cassava chips into flour when the garden matures. This device has also been used to crush clay for porcelain production. A stone head might make it useful as a stamp mill for crushing ores to powder. It might pulp fibres for paper even.
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るくんニコ
原住民兄貴すき うんちして❤
Javith Mohamed
its like, in court judge says order order order.....................it will be usefull in future after everthing become automation
Morocco nomadic Travel
love this simple life...good job
John Kalashnik
Красава!!!!
Game_ Geek
I love your videos name Quinten
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hay wá
Alex Stripe
Zweniel sent me here
Protosing Dark
Good
Bob Charles
Who came here after zweback's video
it's Me
Who came here from Zwe
Good Butcher
Seems kinda ineffective. This device is unlikely to be able to crush something really hard, like stone. And coil or clay are easier to chop manually than constructing all that huge stuff.
Bananaragedorito
He probably has like a 250 million mega mansion
Yeri Park
you got your hair cut! l like it!!
Aldan
Did you ever had some problem with uncontrolled fire or something?
If so, how you managed to extinguished it?
Thanks for your vids and your excellent work
Boom Shaka Laka guy
Can you start a tribe?
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hello..
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who came from zweback?
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Primitive Technology: Teleportation device made from grass and rock
Bilbo_Gamers
"Rick Sanchez of the Stone Age"
Diego Canté
Zweback anyone?
Bryce Jones
What state or country do you do this in
Ali Shamman
Griezmannn
Tended Dogs
Did he take a picture of it at 7:34
JM Gaming
He does look like Antoine Griezmann
Xen
They did say Griezmann would go nuts if he lost to Ronaldo one more time..
Xen
ZWE?????
first_base01 23
how long did u really take?
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He does look like greazman
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Zweback squad
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wheres the mosquitos
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Zweback anyone?
Rat
Griezman is that you?
Dat Random Boi
its Antoine griezmann
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Zwe is right you do look like Griezmann
Ryder K
When the apocalypse come, I'll hang with this guy.....
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Who came from Zweback's channel
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Wes Da Boss
Is this guy a one man indigenous tribe?
And this youtube channel a online documentary on how human life used to be?
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zwes video anyone?
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