Thursday, January 21, 2010


What's a windlass? Even after looking at the picture in the book, it took me a while to figure out reasons why I'd want to make one with my kiddos. The reasons I came up with was mainly we could build something together. A windlass is a small scale well, without the water. Parental supervision and assistance is a must!

Overall it was a fun project. It's interesting to turn the crank (made from a paperclip and attached to a pencil) and watch the thread wind around the pencil bringing the cup up to the top. I like my cup to hold a few M&M's to reward me for all that cranking!

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