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    Default Boredcraft fire!

    went to work this morning spent 6hrs bored came home and thought what shall i do to cheer myself up so i carved a bowdrill set the spindle was seasoned hazel and the hearth was crack willow the bearing block was hornbeam, took about 25mins with axe and knife from wood to fire.
    bow drill set after elbow action

    coal formed

    quite a large coal smoldering nicely

    fire

    well it did the trick! :wink:

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    Default Re: Boredcraft fire!

    Excellent stuff :biggthump
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    Default Re: Boredcraft fire!

    cheers tony i used a pice of hornbeam branch with another branch coming out from it i cut the projecting branch off leaving the knot then carved a socket from the said knot, being very hard this polished very smooth and shiny while using the bow drill, causing very low friction and needed no lubrication. blimmin good i say :wink:

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    Default Re: Boredcraft fire!

    I want to have a go at the firedrill soon but it has been raining here pretty much all week, where did you get the wood PaganWolf?

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    Default Re: Boredcraft fire!

    i do it in my living room.. just make sure your catching ALL the hot dust.. and your mum is not looking.. or smelling.. infact its probably not an advisable thing to do.. :wink:
    "If fishing was all about catching we would call it catching"

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    Default Re: Boredcraft fire!

    i got the wood from out the back of my gaff
    theres willow and hornbeam just outside my back gate, it had been raining and was spitting when i did this one, dont let that stop you scotty, its nearly always raining in our neck of the woods little bro :wink:

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