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06-11-2011, 06:09 PM
Hi all,I have been having a go at the hand drill,Not as yet got an ember plenty of smoke but no ember.
I am using a hazel drill 800mm long with an elder tip that's 12mm wide and the thickness to the pith is 2mm.
The hearth board is cut down clematis and dried indoors that is 15mm thick.
I am also using paracord on the hazel drill to apply pressure.

06-11-2011, 06:55 PM
i suffer from the same problem to be honest. i very quickly get a large amount of smoke but never seem to get an ember.

shed any light on what we're doing wrong?