Lever Arm for Well

This project is an adaptation of a tool used around the world. In addition to easing the labor of raising water from a well, it keeps the rope from touching the ground and becoming contaminated, it also prevents one from loosing the rope, or more importantly, oneself,down the well. The building elements are: bucket, rope, lever (made by lashing together several pieces of bamboo and splicing them at wooden cores), counterweight end (lashed together using some of the techniques and the material used by local basket makers), pivot (made by the local welder), and supports (Y-shaped tree trunks buried in the sand).




The first attempt at making a long steel armature using little material and local skill.

Assembly of the final armature of spliced and lashed bamboo.