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Working Towards Friction Fire Pics 1896

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Working Towards Friction Fire Pics
« on: May 15, 2016, 12:45:57 PM »
I've been having a rough time lately. Then this thread happened, Bow Drill Tips? The perfect distraction.
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2016, 12:46:38 PM »
Next time out, while walking the dog, my kid and I picked up some supplies. A random wind fallen branch.

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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2016, 12:47:05 PM »
Crooked piece of broom for the bow.

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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2016, 12:47:30 PM »
And a couple bits of pine with resin drops.

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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2016, 12:47:49 PM »
By this point even the dog thought I was going crazy.

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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2016, 01:02:55 PM »
Little by little, I started to prep the parts.

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« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2016, 01:40:11 PM »
Round one was in the back yard. Talk about a learning curve. And a mission.

My knee, arm and wrist were hurting. My fingers were yellow from the smoke. Wtf.

I broke the paracord but had enough on one side to retie it.

Went through half the spindle and five holes to get the first ember.

I felt beaten. I had enjoyed working on the parts but using them was not fun. I needed to reflect on the process.
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« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2016, 02:05:39 PM »
Round two was in the pine forest. It was a warm day. Clock was ticking.

Found a nice soft bit of dirt for my sore knee.

I paced it out better. Still managed to break the paracord again. And wear through another spindle.

However this time it was three holes to get the ember.

I put the fire out and headed back home.
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« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2016, 03:36:50 PM »
Well done! :tu: :tu:

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« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2016, 03:52:52 PM »
 :salute: The prep is enjoyable but only getting smoke is confusing for me.  I'm glad you were able to get an ember.  I'll have to source some wood soon to have a go. 

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« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2016, 04:01:47 PM »
Great pics zoidberg  :cheers: Glad you got a fire with the bow drill as well :tu:
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« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2016, 04:27:42 PM »
Thank you guys.   :cheers:
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« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2016, 04:30:52 PM »
After round two happened I became aware there would be a US$1000 fine for anyone caught lighting fires around here.

So I would have to be careful.

Following a couple days of gale force winds the rain came down heavy.

Perfect.

I was ready and there would be a couple hour window before the winds kicked back in.
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« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2016, 04:50:13 PM »
Round three was in the creek bed. Away from the beaten track. And near water.

I cut a new spindle on the way in.

Picked some punk wood and cleaver plant off a nearby willow.

Put a new piece of paracord on the bow.

Burn in was kept short. Stopped as soon as I had some smoke and quickly cut the notch. Ember on the first hole, smurf yeah.
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« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2016, 05:05:43 PM »
Right after this pic I put the flames out. I didn't want the fine. The restriction will be lifted soon enough.

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« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2016, 05:22:41 PM »
I look forward to trying out different types of wood combinations.

Might even attempt some other friction fire making techniques.

If you are getting smoke, keep going, the flames aren't too far away.
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« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2016, 07:26:38 PM »
Getting better at it as well awesome :cheers:
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« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2016, 08:26:27 PM »
I hope things get better

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« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2016, 10:18:35 PM »
just don't burn yourself

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