Re: [multimachine] Was: Who Has The Multimachine in Africa? Now: Wells in Africa
- ShannonI could not agree more. The only way projects work over the long run is if someone has a financial stake in it. The MM changed from a hobby project to a "real" project when several missionaries suggested using the machine as a way to give added income to water pump repair people.Pat
From: Shannon DeWolfe <sdewolfe@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 22, 2012 12:30 PM
Subject: [multimachine] Was: Who Has The Multimachine in Africa? Now: Wells in Africa
I followed the link to wellspringafrica.org in a post by Larry Bentley.
(Thank you, Larry!)
I have wondered why attempts to help poor people consist of volunteers
descending on a village to build a latrine, a school, a well, or
fill-in-the-blank, pat themselves on the back and say, "good-bye
village". I know that many people are committed to making things better
for others. Some have made it their life's work. I recognize and
appreciate their dedication. But, virtually every report I've read shows
that precious little research is done into the dynamics of the local
social structure. Few organizations (and even fewer politicians) think
about what is going to happen after the volunteers leave or the
government officials return to the capitol. Where is the consideration
for the realities of life and unintended consequences? I direct your
attention to this PDF document:
Pay particular attention to the story of the well in Uganda. Profit is a
Mr. Shannon DeWolfe
--I've taken to using Mr. because my name misleads folks on the WWW. I am a 56 year old fat man.
On 12/21/2012 6:38 PM, Larry Bentley wrote:
> Howard is right the cable tool machine can drill just about anything
> and the EMAS videos on youtube and Vimeo show very basic low tech ways
> of using homemade tooling to drill water wells.
We have a sister site for files and pictures dedicated to concrete machine framed machine tools. You will find a great deal of information about concrete based machines and the inventor of the concrete frame lathe, Lucian Ingraham Yeomans. Go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Multimachine-Concrete-Machine-Tools/
Also visit the Joseph V. Romig group for even more concrete tool construction, shop notes, stories, and wisdom from the early 20th Century.
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That was fascinating.
--- In email@example.com, Shannon DeWolfe <sdewolfe@...> wrote:
> OK, now I'm running late!
> Mr. Shannon DeWolfe
> --I've taken to using Mr. because my name misleads folks on the WWW. I am a 56 year old fat man.
> On 12/20/2012 11:03 PM, T T wrote:
> > Hi!
> > I am from Africa and would like to build a cable tool drilling rig.