Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Hand Drill Practice.

Not to be outdone by eldest and his first bow drill ember, http://kepisbushcraft.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/first-bow-drill-ember-fire.html, i figured today it was about time i practiced the hand drill again as I've not done it for a few weeks.

So i grabbed a couple of elder spindles and a clematis hearth and spun away, i also made up a hearth from a piece of Ivy and got an ember with it, one thing i did notice was having not played with the hand drill for a few weeks is how out of sorts my hands were, still, it gives me a good excuse to go and practice some more so i can get those callouses back in place again.


  1. Ivy is excellent but it can be hard to find a peice to use straight from nature so to speak. Very often it is rotten as you will know mate.

    1. exactly, ive been fairly lucky of late and found loads that has been cut off at the root by the farmer and left on the tree to dry out, as soon as i saw it, i gathered enough to keep me going for the foreseeable future