Bowdrill in action, Video.

Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by sticks65, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    The hearth is willow and the spindle is Rattan,I used Jute as the tinder.

    (Video no longer available)

  2. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    excellent video, thanks!
  3. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Awesome video. Thanks for creating and sharing!

  4. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Very nice job!
  5. vegasrandall

    vegasrandall Monkey+++

    i think we should bring sticks over here and start a theme park.
  6. Great vid demo!
  7. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    If one actually goes through the process themselves and put forward the effort, they will see it can be rewarding. As Ray Mears once said, "It's not just about lighting a fire on the ground, it's about lighting a fire within."
    modernwoodsman likes this.
  8. abraxas

    abraxas Monkey

    Nice video. I love using the knife as the thunderhead idea. I have had some success with this method. I keep my thunderhead in my pack because they are not always the easiest to find in the woods. The only downside to the knife would be if it slipped and cut you. I put my arm under my leg for more pressure on the spindle and a knife could cause some serious damage under there.
    Also it was very wasteful of him to just dump the whole ember and dust on the nest. I save all my extra goofers dust in a film canister. You can use it to build your ember up to last for some extra time when you really need it. Also the goofers dust can be great for embers using the fire piston method.
  9. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Nicely done sir, but why is your bow so short? Half of your effort was wasted reversing directions.
  10. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Our friend, Sticks is no longer available, but we hope he does come back around. Until then, here's a video by Ray Mears on this subject.

    ETA -
    Flagged him in case he's still on the web. -ghrit
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 6, 2014
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