Fire by hand drill

Fire by hand drill

Saturday, 19 March 2011


More bow drill today. Made a few modifications.

Did some hand drill today as well. I got lots of smoke from elder drill on lime board. Also got smoke from honeysuckle and lime.

Lots of smoke but no ember yet. Only a matter of time. If I had the stamina I would have an ember no problem.

Also practised floating hand technique which is difficult in terms of new muscles being used. I can float all day but the application of downward pressure takes a lot of focus.
Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device

1 comment:

Gorges Smythe said...

I must confess, I'm partial to flint and steel or magic-match!