How to Make Human-Powered Tools: Bike-Frame Cultivator

Human-powered tools are not only better for the environment than their gas and electric counterparts, they serve as an act of self-sufficiency, too. Learn how to build a bike-frame cultivator, and discover the difference human-powered tools can make.



Human Powered Home Cover
"The Human-Powered Home," by Tamara Dean, is your complete guide to modern pedal-powered, treadled and hand-cranked devices for the home. 
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Bike Frame Cultivator
Figure 1: Bike-Frame Cultivator
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Long Handled Cultivator
Figure 2: Antique, Long-Handled Cultivator
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Dismantled Frame
Figure 3: Dismantled Frame
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Modified Cultivator Head
Figure 5: Modified Cultivator Head
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Fork Handle Attachment
Figure 4: Fork Handle Attachment
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