~ 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.
I sure hope it doesn't get blown into a flame.
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.
I'm not getting any "Lump" Of a coal... just powder that falls out of the notch randomly in a pile.
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.