For all of the nauseating “Smartphone of the Future” noise we’ve been hearing over the past week, let’s take a minute to go back to basics.
SolidSmack favorite YouTuber Primitive Technology, a mastermind in working with natural materials to create functional shelters and objects, recently created his own furnace using—yep, primitive technology—for manufacturing ceramic goods. The simple design, which is made from mud and sticks, could theoretically also be used to smelt metals.
“The purpose of this project was to test a simplified blower design connected to a furnace,” he explains. “I purposely did this to show that people in most natural environments should be able to replicate this design without difficulty…I made 3 pots and fired them with charcoal.”
While the purpose of the project was simply experimentation, there’s no denying this is solid badassery at its finest. Head over to YouTube to read the full breakdown.