Saturday, September 20, 2008

Ingenuity II

On our walk home from school one day this week, we walked past this knife sharpener. The picture is a little confusing because there is a bike parked right behind the bike of interest. The knife sharpener had all his tools on his bike, and his rear tire was up on a stand. He turned backwards on the bike and pedaled backwards, and thus provided the power to his sharpening stone. The stone revolved and he held the knife to the stone. Yes, we watched for quite a while. Yes, I acted like S was fascinated, but really it was me.

4 comments:

Amy said...

How cool.

I always pretend that James is really interested in the interactive street light display at our local children's museum, but really I am totally fascinated because I can't figure out how it works.

Mary said...

I think that is beautiful--people are amazing. I know that sounds trite, but really.

Noelle said...

totally ingenius. :)

Brenny said...

Very cool.