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Re: Bowdrill fire making for beginners
« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2012, 07:47:36 PM »
excellent video razor how do you keep the spindle from shooting out  :curse:
thanks SG   just practice. it takes a little while to get the hang of it.keep the bow level and the string in the center of the spindle.
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Re: Bowdrill fire making for beginners
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2012, 08:33:58 PM »
damn, i just realized i havnt had a chance to go make the third part yet. i will try to get that done next weekend. sorry  for the delay. life...it just gets in the way sometimes.
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Re: Bowdrill fire making for beginners
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2012, 06:52:18 PM »
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Re: Bowdrill fire making for beginners
« Reply #23 on: December 11, 2012, 02:03:46 PM »
~ Ok, I've been practicing my bow drill for a good hour or so today...  still haven't gotten a coal yet, although I think I feel one smouldering in my knee.  :whistle:  I sure hope it doesn't get blown into a flame.  :rofl: 

I'm getting some smoke, and the baby fine black powdery stuff, but then my string starts getting loose and I try to micro tension it with my thumb. I think I need to work on my technique.  :blush: I'm not getting any "Lump" Of a coal... just powder that falls out of the notch randomly in a pile.  :unsure:  it is talcom like in texture. it's not gritty. It takes some stamina to keep that up. That's for sure. I get tired too fast.

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Re: Bowdrill fire making for beginners
« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2012, 02:11:34 PM »
~ Ok, I've been practicing my bow drill for a good hour or so today...  still haven't gotten a coal yet, although I think I feel one smouldering in my knee.  :whistle:  I sure hope it doesn't get blown into a flame.  :rofl: 

I'm getting some smoke, and the baby fine black powdery stuff, but then my string starts getting loose and I try to micro tension it with my thumb. I think I need to work on my technique.  :blush: I'm not getting any "Lump" Of a coal... just powder that falls out of the notch randomly in a pile.  :unsure:  it is talcom like in texture. it's not gritty. It takes some stamina to keep that up. That's for sure. I get tired too fast.

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Re: Bowdrill fire making for beginners
« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2012, 02:17:23 PM »
Sounds like you're on your way.

~ I have found that a key piece of equipment I need is a wool sock folded up and placed between my knee and the hard ground.  :rofl:

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Re: Bowdrill fire making for beginners
« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2012, 02:23:14 PM »
Lol.  Oops. I guess i left that out of the video.   Sorry   :P
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Re: Bowdrill fire making for beginners
« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2012, 02:33:33 PM »
Lol.  Oops. I guess i left that out of the video.   Sorry   :P

~ better add that to the next one AND A bottle of Motrin.  :S

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Re: Bowdrill fire making for beginners
« Reply #28 on: December 11, 2012, 04:33:48 PM »
~ I have found that a key piece of equipment I need is a wool sock folded up and placed between my knee and the hard ground.  :rofl:
THATS exactly why this mechanical kneed ol boy aint never going to manage a fire bow.
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Bowdrill fire making for beginners
« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2013, 05:43:39 PM »
Very cool razor... I've been slacking on practicing skills lately. Thanks for getting me interested again.
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Re: Bowdrill fire making for beginners
« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2013, 06:43:08 AM »
Good job so far Taken, you and Survivor girl are my heroes.  :grin:

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Re: Bowdrill fire making for beginners
« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2013, 07:37:46 PM »
crap...i keep forgetting about this thread. i need to make the third video. my apologies to anyone thats been waiting.
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Re: Bowdrill fire making for beginners
« Reply #32 on: February 25, 2013, 08:16:40 PM »
I really got to get busy and try to get smoke from my bow drill
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Re: Bowdrill fire making for beginners
« Reply #33 on: February 25, 2013, 08:18:11 PM »
I really got to get busy and try to get smoke from my bow drill
im sure you will SG, take your time and enjoy the learning prcess.
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Re: Bowdrill fire making for beginners
« Reply #34 on: February 26, 2013, 07:09:01 PM »
I will thanks
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