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Overview,,,,a 2:50 video of bowdrill demo > > > > Link to Video  


Where the action happens....
friction in the fireboard socket produces hot coal particles
which scrape off and spill down into the notch
to form a single






note: In the image below,,,,
You can position the tinder bundle straight on the ground
(if not wet) under the fireboard notch, and not have to later do the coal transfer from leaf to tinder bundle.
,,,,No natural fibers tinder bundle? .... then use a crumpled sheet of paper towel.






In the image below, I blew on the coal just so it would show up better.










Two People can work together to make it even easier to get a coal.


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