Primitive Technology: Pot Made of Wood Ash - New Clay Alternative

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Primitive Technology: Pot Made of Wood Ash - new clay alternative created by me.
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About This Video:
I invented method of making pots from wood ash instead of clay. The ash is mixed with water and formed into shape, left to set for 3-7 days and will then be water resistant like normal clay pottery. Unlike conventional clay pottery, no firing is required, the pot will set by itself in the air due to the high lime content of the ash. First the wood must be burned at a high temperature, well ventilated fire. The white ash is then mixed with water, molded into a pot using conventional pottery techniques and will then set due to the calcium oxide in the wood ash turning into calcium carbonate by absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The pot can then optionally be polished with a smooth object such as a shell while it's semi dry to give it a shiny finish. The resultant pot was then put in water for 24 hours without dissolving. It then held water for another 24 hours though some of the water seeped out. It should make a good alternative to clay pottery if there are no sources of clay around. A brick was also made to test it's ability to form bricks. The ash brick also passed the water test after spending 24 hours in the creek without dissolving.

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Primitive technology is a hobby where you build things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. These are the strict rules: If you want a fire, use a fire stick - An axe, pick up a stone and shape it - A hut, build one from trees, mud, rocks etc. The challenge is seeing how far you can go without utilizing modern technology. I do not live in the wild, but enjoy building shelter, tools, and more, only utilizing natural materials. To find specific videos, visit my playlist tab for building videos focused on pyrotechnology, shelter, weapons, food & agriculture, tools & machines, and weaving & fiber.


Gulf Coast Angling

And when the world needed him most... he vanished

2 months ago | [YT] | 1,767

Darko

Hi all,

Due to some concerns from the subreddit, I've reached out to John Plant, owner of the Primitive Technology YouTube channel, for an update on his status during this pandemic, and because he hasn't released new videos for a few months now.

I'm happy to be able to report that John is doing well and everything is fine. He thanks us for our concern and... has a nice surprise for us:

He's unfortunately not allowed to reveal any details at this time, but John is currently taking a break from YouTube because he is working on a project for a cable network!

Hope you all stay safe and healthy!

was posted 13 days ago on reddit :)

3 weeks ago | [YT] | 465

KniStreaf

Imagine what this guy could do if he discovered redstone

1 month ago | [YT] | 799

Charulata Panigrahi

How to basic and other YouTube's : Face Reveal.
Primitive Technology : Speech Reveal.

2 months ago | [YT] | 503

TheGrandGamers

It's been 3 months without an upload because he's working on a primitive vaccine for the Coronavirus

3 months ago | [YT] | 4,707

Nicole Lindsay

We all know he is living out our childhood dreams

2 months ago | [YT] | 270

LiningRaccoon41

He started this all and other people is copying him

1 month ago | [YT] | 313

Kevin Rocky

I honestly think that primitive technology is the only ‘real’ channel that actually builds everything by himself. I feel like all the other channels have just realised that a lot of people will this type of stuff so they do the same thing, except they build much more grandeur things like massive swimming pools.

2 months ago | [YT] | 180

Escher Ark

He has finally entered the classical era

1 month ago | [YT] | 49

Tim King

come on bro. we need you now more than ever.

3 months ago | [YT] | 3,710

Terivel

He's not gone, he's just building a primitive 5G tower

3 weeks ago | [YT] | 55

Cosimo Damiano

Hey, primitive fellows, there is a hope that he is fine and that he will back soon. I found a post about him, dated 28 of May 2020, on "Reddit", also quoted on "Primitive Technology wikipedia page" (links below), where someone say that he has contacted him and that he is fine and he is working at a new project. I could not verify the source, but really hope that it's true.
1) https://www.reddit.com/r/PrimitiveTechnology/comments/gscvv8/an_update_on_primitive_technology_and_johns/
2) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primitive_Technology

1 month ago (edited) | [YT] | 9

BryanACEvideos

When your playing Minecraft and your mom tells you to go outside

1 month ago | [YT] | 39

M_Faraday

How much stranger would this all be if he were doing it with a like purple mohawk?

2 months ago | [YT] | 28

Cyberdragonis 1300

The legend did it


10 million without saying a word

5 months ago | [YT] | 2,327

manly mollusc

Primitive technology: "Show, don't tell"

1 week ago | [YT] | 5

Natural Cooking Skills

I want to imagine his reaction to finding the hut burning down was simply one of silent disappiontment

3 months ago | [YT] | 76

Son Nguyen

Next up "how to make a gas mask from 2 sticks and mud."

2 months ago | [YT] | 14

cephasxx

Hey man, it's been months since your last vid... hope you're all right!

2 months ago | [YT] | 14

Edin_B

THIS MAN HAS MADE A TIME MACHINE AND GOT BACK IN TIME WHERE HE ACTUALLY NEEDS THE PRIMITIVE TECH AND NOW THERE ISN'T YOUTUBE INVENTED YET...

1 week ago | [YT] | 5


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