My first attempt, hand drill with an elder spindle and willow board. I’m attempting this without use of any tools. I tried using a natural crack in the end of the branch as a notch, to save the effort of carving a notch with stone tools. Was fairly close to achieving an ember, plenty of black dust but unfortunately it didn’t collect very well, and the dust fell out of the notch before I was able to produce an ember. #crafts #frictionfire #woodwork #woodworking #bowdrill #handdrill #fire #foraging #ember #axe #summer #bushcraft #handmade #rustic #craft #iconicsurvival #wooden #woodland #crafts #outdoors #countryside #survival #wilderness #forest #natural #outside #outdoorsman #walking #nature #carpentry

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