Saturday, September 24, 2016

Practice kit making with Willow...

Here's my bow drill kit and some practice, willow spindle and hearth board.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Rubbing two sticks together.... FIRE!

Something different today I have had this on my bucket list for a while..... I made friction fire today for the very first time!

Yeah baby.... decided to give it a go yesterday. I used pear wood and was unsuccessful. I could get smoke but did not get a good burning coal. 

Today, I tried basswood. I made a new spindle and hearth board and went to work. My goal was to just get a burning and sustainable coal.

Here she is my first coal.... using the bow drill.

Tools used.... for a second and then third coal..... on this one I had a tinder bundle waiting and ...

Yes sir, blew it to flame.... It was so cool to accomplish this goal.