From BRANCH to BURN: An Impromptu Bow Drill Fire Photo Series

I mowed the lawn at Willow Haven today and had to get off the mower under one of our HUGE Tulip Poplar Trees to move some branches.  One in particular was dead and dry and got me thinking….  Hmmm….  So I grabbed my Blackbird SK5 Survival Knife and my Bahco Lapplander Saw and went to work.

A few sweeps of my Lapplander and…

A few slices with my Blackbird and…

Add in a length of Paracord…

Put the pieces of the puzzle together…

Get my spindle nice and seated…

That one chipped out on me so I did a second and also cut in my pie-shaped notch…

Now let’s get this party started…

Want a better look…?

Voila – Bow Drill Fire from a random branch of Tulip Poplar.

 

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Creek

 

Comments

  1. Sweet!

    I just picked up a nice sized yucca stem this weekend to make a new spindle for my set – now I feel challenged to go into my woods and create one from scratch again!

  2. Connie Stanson says:

    Very interesting!

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