Bowdrill with natural cordage and some foraging

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Broch

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Great vid. Nice to see someone actually doing stuff without making a fuss about the kit. I mean who would have thought you can make a fire using bowdrill from scratch without wearing a pair of Fjallraven trousers? :)

Great stuff!
 
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BBC077

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Great vid. Nice to see someone actually doing stuff without making a fuss about the kit. I mean who would have thought you can make a fire using bowdrill from scratch without wearing a pair of Fjallraven trousers? :)

Great stuff!
Right? Not a fan of all the kaki and the preppy gear. I do have some however...
 
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BBC077

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Nicely done! What woods did you use? Particularly interested for the cordage! Thanks
The cordage is a long strip of lime bark, rolled ito a fine tube. That's it. Tom McElroy showed this in one of his great videos. The spindle and the board were willow. The bow was a sycamore branch. The bearing block (my favourite material for this, by far) was a piece of poplar bark.
 

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Great vid. Nice to see someone actually doing stuff without making a fuss about the kit. I mean who would have thought you can make a fire using bowdrill from scratch without wearing a pair of Fjallraven trousers? :)

Great stuff!
Last time I did it I was wearing an Iron Age frock ! :rolleyes:
 
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Toddy

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The cordage is a long strip of lime bark, rolled ito a fine tube. That's it. Tom McElroy showed this in one of his great videos. The spindle and the board were willow. The bow was a sycamore branch. The bearing block (my favourite material for this, by far) was a piece of poplar bark.
Beautiful fibres in lime, great cordage to use :)