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I did it!!!!
First bowdrill fire from start to finish.
It took half the time I thought it would, had smoke in seconds and took a rest and noticed it was still smoking when I stopped so dropped it in my tinder bundle, thought I had blew it out again then flames! :D :D
Dead chuffed with myself, Thanks to all the people who posted about it and who helped me at the moot :cool:
It's just one of those moments, isn't it? :)
Congrats mate..... you'll always remember your first time :p Out of interest, what woods did you use?
Again... Well done :cool:
Definitely one of those moments, dont think the neighbours understood though!
I used a hazel drill with a pallet hearth and a straight bow,that I brought back from the meet at Merthr Mawr. For tinder it was dried grass and fern with some thistledown I collected a couple of days ago.
I found the straight bow with a slot cut along the side a lot easier to use than a bow shape(Thanks Fenlander!)
Going to put some Ibuprofen gel on and try again later!
Congratulations mate, you were so close at the meet to doing it, so you deserve to get it
I also want to thank Fenlander (or perhaps Mors?) with his straight-bow trick. He's doing a good job converting all the bent-bow fans :D.
well done that man :)
I used a hazel drill with a pallet hearth and a straight bow,that I brought back from the meet at Merthr Mawr.
This may be an utterly stupid question but what's a straight bow? :confused:
O, before I forget: congratulations!
A stick! :D
Just tried a longer explanation but that explains it better than 200 words! :o
THere might be a picture somewhere I will have a look.
Brilliant Goose, congrats on your first friction fire, you should succeed almost every time from now on!
I used a hazel drill with a pallet hearth
Identical to my first set up last week!
I bet you are already thinking about the hand drill!
Handrill after I have mastered this I think, and fire with a flint rather than firesteel.