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Offline jturner

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Pump drill
« on: February 09, 2010, 04:55:52 pm »
I just made one with a bamboo shaft and ash flywheel. Will this work for a fire drill? The drill bit is my first atempt at knapping. Ill get pics up later. should have taken some before i used it and wore down the point
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Offline square shooter

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Re: Pump drill
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2010, 07:21:12 pm »
What did you make the bitt out of ? :)
Ya, a good photo would be a boon.  ;D

Offline ricktrojanowski

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Re: Pump drill
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2010, 10:18:24 pm »
Yep, I've seen the pump drill used for friction fire with a small piece of horseweed as the bit. 
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Offline jamie

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Re: Pump drill
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2010, 10:29:18 am »
pump drills work great for both fire and drilling through materials, even stone.
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