Past civilizations really interest me; and I am particularly impressed at how the people then lived their lives with none of the modern things we have today. That’s why I like looking back at history so that I can re-live their ways in my mind.
We always see it in old flicks how fire is created by rubbing two objects together. This process can create a spark which can be used to light up dried twigs and leaves so that a source of fire can be made. The procedure still works today, as we all know, and it’s still a popular survival technique when out in the wild.
What About Tools?
I’m sure a lot of us take some of the things in our modern days for granted. Do you even realize that during the ancient times, our ancestors didn’t even have decent tools to perform important tasks like building houses and other types of structures? They made use of pieces of stones and converted these into handheld tools so that they can hit objects with it.
For ropes and similar items, they used natural materials from plants and whatever they find in their immediate environment. When they have metal, they form these into hunting weapons by heating these on fire and pounding on the object to sharpen or shape it.
Our Modern Tools
Can you imagine yourself using tools and carpentry items like our ancestors did back then? When you think about such facts, it will make you more appreciative of the gadgets and devices that we have today.
Can you imagine living without a hammer? How do you intend to attach pieces of items with a nail? And if you don’t own several pieces of screw driver, how do you intend to tighten and fasten bolts? Yes, these simple tools are a big help when making wood crafts, furniture and even homes.
And What About Power Tools?
If our ancestors can travel to our time and see our power tools, they’ll surely be amazed at how these things work. What if we show a time traveler from the past an impact driver; do you think the person will be able to figure out what it is and what it does?
People from the past will surely be impressed at how a belt sander works. And then we’ll show them different brands and models like Black and Decker, Makita, and Ryobi power tools; and they’ll probably get really confused!
Imagine yourself being the person to demonstrate to our visitors from the past how these tools work. When we turn the chain saw on, they’ll surely find the sound overwhelming and deafening and probably even scary. And how do you think they’ll react when we show them how this thing can cut through thick pieces of wood and lumber so easily?
Well, here’s another thought. What if we let them take back to the past a Black and Decker belt sander or a Makita grinder? You think they’ll become an instant hit with the ancient people? I really doubt it because they don’t even have electricity then. They’ll probably just wonder what these mysterious looking things are and think that our time traveler is crazy.
Oh well, those are just some of my own crazy ideas when I reflect on how impressive our modern power tools are. And everyday, there always seem to be new inventions that are more useful to the modern man.