Friction Fire

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  1. Strigidae

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    I have. It would be easier to deal with the notch etc but the engine (me) is the problem when i fail.

    That coal catcher is amazing!!! One of my favorite items i own.
     
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    Verbascum and cedar:

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    My first ever friction fire attempt.
    No ember yet, but it will happen. I have added the notch now and will continue practicing.

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    I am doing it on the balcony :D
     
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    I know how you feel, I'm usually huffing and puffing long before I even cut a notch. A trick I learned from James Gibson, was using a skinnier spindle. More rpms, but also a little harder to grip. I used to get these really weird shaped blisters on my hand.
     
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    Had a no go last night. Got to the point of getting smoke and could start to feel the blisters forming. Ive been nursing them along but they cut loose. Ill give it a bit of time and try again. This is not as easy as Patrick Rollins makes it look.
     
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    Humid and rainy today. Figured I'd practice IMG_7950.JPG
     
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    NWPrimate, DavidEsst, BoggycreekBeast, FarNorthBushcrftandSurvival, and ReallyBigMonkey1 have covered this stuff in great dapth, on youtube. Also check out Dakotar FirePit, long log fire and SurvivalRussia's Siberian Log Fire. Getting a flam is just the start, guys.
     
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    Uh, yes, but this thread is about friction fire
     
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    Hand drill ember. Horseweed on Willow branch. This ended up being a hard won ember. Between the narrowness and shortness of the spindle, and the fact that I've always had difficulty marrying these two together. Good stuff though. IMG_7968.JPG
     
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    Nice work! that HM4 is looking awesome!
     
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    Thanks! Actually that one is the 6HM. Such similar lines though. Really diggin it.
     
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    Oh yeah. I could have read that! HA!
     
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    I thought it was a 4 too :D The HM series really look awesome when stripped
     
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    Good skills and knife patina there Caleb O...is handle wrap for custom fit?Material used?
     
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    Thanks! It's just a short section of wrap to grab onto the sheath a little more (really like the shape/look of sheath now so didn't want to wet form). The material used is a simple artificial sinew. Dry wrapped (no glue), with a simple whipping. IMG_7971.jpg
     
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    Very nice,thank you for the explanation!
     
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    No prob!
     
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    Bow drill practice this evening. Saguaro rib spindle on cottonwood root hearth IMG_7975.JPG IMG_7978.jpg 9D23B668-2420-4EF9-9230-E018A5B671AD.jpg 2E6B42F0-C38B-4C86-91AA-AB1A5AADDE7D.jpg
     

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