Keys are patience (not my best quality), determination (I'm best on this side), technique knowledge (finally I have it)
On my trials I realized that the weak part of the process - for me - was the "bearing block " or "socket": in fact, the friction between the wood socket I used and the drill was always too high. As a result, I obtained just one nice ember every ten trials or so. A 10% is not a good score at all :-)
So, in order to improve my efficiency, I thought to made my own socket. I used the smallest measurement spoon of a set
Carving a proper place on my home made catapult was easy with my FKMD Parang
Some glue to fix and the new socket is ready
The "Y" shape is ideal to grab it firmly
The final result is really, really good. Now, I have 100% positive results making a Bow Drill Friction Fire (see video)
The new bearing block is now a solid part of my fire kit
Enjoy your Bushcraft!!
Thanks for the tip on the measuring spoons, it was really useful as I was looking around the house for something to improvise a frictionless bearing block from. It seems so obvious but I never thought to use these.RispondiElimina
I am just waiting for the glue to set on mine.
can i use the first photo for my book?>RispondiElimina