Fire by hand drill

Fire by hand drill

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Making a bow drill set from stratch on a damp day

We went out today after a heavy rain shower to make a bow drill set.
All we brought was a peice of cord and a knife.

Here are the pics. The set is Lime.

A nice peice of dead lime on the tree

Testing the wood with my thumb nail for firmness

preping the spindle

paul collects and preps the hearth

Cutting the notch


Fitting the spindle


Burning in


cutting v-notch

Preping some feather sticks for tinder.

Making fire



A nice coal


Into the brilliantly prepared tinder torch made by Paul. All natural materials gatherd on the day. Lime inner bark, leaves





Happy with our sucess

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