No not me, ive lost count of how many ive made over the years ive been doing it, but having had my plans to go the the Sussex meet scuppered (again), the boys and i spent a bit of time out in the garden, where eldest tried to get his 1st bow drill ember, the good news he did it, not once but four times in the end and blew one to flame, not bad at 14 years old, im chuffed to bits for him.
Couple of pics of him in action, the hearth is Ivy, the Drill is Hazel, the bearing blocks used were a chunk of Ash and a drilled stone
one attempt at producing an ember and blowing it to flame
Booger it went out
Time for another go
we have an ember
and a good one at that
time for the tinder bundle
guess who just got a good belt of smoke off of it
the set he did it with
Now all we need to do is practice and then practice some more, im over the moon for him, not easy to achieve fire by friction and to do it at 14 years old is quite an achievement and he is now part of an exclusive world wide club, i read somewhere a long while ago the percentage of the Planets population who can make fire by friction is considerably less than 5%, but that club got a new member today.