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.