Saturday, 2 July 2011

Fire By Friction - Bearing Block

New bearing block i made this morning for my fire by friction set, the block itself is an old Beech wood door handle that i drilled out in the middle to remove the threaded insert and then epoxied a bearing that has been in the tool box for years into the hole, i have no idea what the bearing was from, but it fits the top of the spindle a treat.

I guess this is as near frictionless as you are likely to get, well unless you go the extreme and make a Teflon block and holder for the top of the drill, OK it's not traditional, but hey it works, just makes life a little easier and why not have a little bit of modernism now and again?.

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