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

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Shared December 13, 2019

Primitive Technology: Pot Made of Wood Ash - new clay alternative created by me.
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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.

About Primitive Technology:
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.

E Macías

I’m waiting for the episode where he takes one of his ribs to build a woman.

2 months ago | [YT] | 2,637

Cyberdragonis 1300

The legend did it

10 million without saying a word

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 123

Who asked Cause I didnt

Since he’s about to hit 10 mil imagine he just had a diamond play button hanging in a mud hut

3 weeks ago | [YT] | 112


John Plant is so hardcore, he built a brick house out of wood.

2 months ago | [YT] | 542


This is the original Primitive technology don't acept imitations ⚒

2 months ago | [YT] | 223


Hopefully he's not being affected by the fires going on

1 month ago | [YT] | 445

John Ray

Teacher: What do you want to be when you grow up?

John: A professional caveman

1 month ago | [YT] | 186

Mr Dragon KilleR YT

I hope his part of Australia isn't burned down l love this dude

1 month ago | [YT] | 102

Lord Odysseus

I just wanted to let you know that my life has been a living hell recently and your videos are one of the only things currently that make me happy and relaxed. I just finished binging your entire channel and thanks. I'll be sure to pick up your book whenever I have money.

1 month ago | [YT] | 32


2000 years from now after ww3 some archaeologist is going to pick 2019 as the year man discovered ash pottery.

2 months ago | [YT] | 67


I see, he started with dirt, then he had some wood and now this, stone. I reckon in a few episodes he'll show you how he builds a diamond pickaxe.

1 month ago | [YT] | 92

Troll McClure

If the water leaks it makes it a filter. One day such a filter should clog itself and become a pot :)

2 months ago | [YT] | 94

Matt D

I swear give this guy ten years.
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3 weeks ago | [YT] | 16

David Edward

"Your house burned down, leaving nothing but ashes!"
"I can work with that."

2 months ago | [YT] | 2,116


I just accidentally discovered that if you turn captions on it explains what he's doing

2 months ago | [YT] | 27

Surftons official

The real interpretation of "Talk less, do more."

2 months ago | [YT] | 57

Imperial Dork

convenient that right after this australian man discovers this that australia as a continent starts producing more ash than ever before

what is he building?

1 month ago | [YT] | 39

Neil is Alive

Still waiting to see what forest parts he used to make his primitive camera with.

1 month ago | [YT] | 66


Between this and Dr. Stone I think I'll be able to survive the apocalypse.

2 months ago | [YT] | 57

Adiratna A

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