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    Succeeding with Fire Plough in the UK

    P.s checkout Layton Robertson on Instagram for fire plough. He used mahoe wood. This is a great little clip: https://www.instagram.com/p/B9-q08Bgy8k/?igshid=ftre6yrwl10z
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    Succeeding with Fire Plough in the UK

    Good luck ! I know of one person in NZ on Instagram who uses the fire plough - and yes I think they use hibiscus Yeah I use wood from fallen trees/branches too.
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    Succeeding with Fire Plough in the UK

    thanks! I don't create a cut - I just push down with the blade on the wood - but I do sometimes use knife \ axe to carve the wood flat so there's not too many bumps . But yeah , you can use a knife to score a groove if it makes it a bit easier
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    Succeeding with Fire Plough in the UK

    For the last 6 months I’ve been spending a lot of time with the fire plough (fire plow.) The fire plough is one of the “simplest” friction methods : rubbing two pieces of wood together and maybe one of the earliest attempted friction methods by our ancestors. Though it has got a reputation in...
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    Wow, this guy is fast.

    Wow what a guy! Fire plough is possible in uk, it’s become my passion this year during lockdown and I have refined the technique to work for a weedy middle aged English guy - I’m well out off his league (but can do it in under a minute with right woods and conditions, and it can be a very...