Bowdrill with no notch!


Using a normal baseboard I get a coal formed on the side of the hole in about 10 seconds!

Tags: Bowdrill,coal,notchless

Video Transcription

alright well i just did a bow drill and i got a coal in about 10-20 seconds without cutting a notch it just formed on the side here you can see where the best the baseboard is is charred i'm using basswood the only thing i did differently is the spindle I've never used a spindle before it's a piece of off of this here and I don't know what it is but it's like one of those shrubby things that comes back of your like something like a milkweed or am all in but there's no pit in it and it's really really hard I'll show you guys so there's no notch on there and you saw how long I I drove for not very long at all and obviously there's number

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Joe is a very talented bushcrafter. He has a "straight" approach to bushcraft life-style. His videos reach a very high quality, both for the shootings and for the content. He took part on the History Channel show "Alone"

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