So, to hold off future barbarians, we'd like to show how to build a simple tool set on a very low budget.
Larry Bentley, the man who figured out how to make these tools, said a wise thing: "Without tools, kids don't take stuff apart, and without taking stuff apart, you don't learn how things work."
These tools, Bentley says, could be in the hands of the next William Kamkambwa,who made a working wind power generator from backyard scraps in a village in Malawi.
Here's Larry's quick guide to DIY tools.
The tools in this guide:
- Wooden vice
- Wood drill bit / star drill bit
- Strap hinge vice
Step 1: How to bend rebar
Step 2: Saw: step one
That inspired this rebar saw.
Start by bending the saw and the handle into the shape shown. You can use the pipe bending technique shown in Step One.