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Offline straightarrow

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Hand Drill wood combo's
« on: October 01, 2014, 12:29:37 pm »
I started making fire the end of July this year using the hand drill. I thought I'd share my successful combos. The first word being the hearth and the spindles listed below. If you have successful combos you would like to share please do. I'm going to keep adding to the post when I get a new combos.

Jon

white pine hearth
Horseweed
Mugwort
Goldenrod

sassafras hearth
Mugwort
Horseweed

sycamore hearth
Goldenrod

sunflower root
Goldenrod
Mugwort
Horseweed

cedar hearth
Mullien

« Last Edit: October 01, 2014, 02:57:12 pm by straightarrow »

Offline HickoryBill

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Re: Hand Drill wood combo's
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2014, 10:44:42 pm »
White pine root Hearth
golden rod spindle

White Pine Hearth
Common Blackberry bush spindle
"He who hesitates usually misses"
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Offline Outbackbob48

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Re: Hand Drill wood combo's
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2014, 08:25:29 pm »
Jon great thread on the combos.
 I got one the other day with a Rose of Sharon hearth and a horeweed spindle. I got some blackberry drying :o :D Bob

Offline neuse

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Re: Hand Drill wood combo's
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2014, 07:28:59 am »
How big does your golden rod grow?

I can only find pencil size diameter.

Offline lenador

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Re: Hand Drill wood combo's
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2014, 09:02:37 am »
Our golden rod out here grows about 5ft tall...sometimes 6'. The girth is usually pretty thick.

Offline Outbackbob48

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Re: Hand Drill wood combo's
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2014, 09:13:43 am »
A pencil is 5/16" I like my hand drill spindle a little thicker but 5/16 will work , The skinny ones just go thru your hearth board quicker :(. Bob

Offline straightarrow

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Re: Hand Drill wood combo's
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2014, 10:15:01 am »
I try to find as big as I can. They shrink up quite a bit when they're dry. There's like 35 different species.... So it's just the matter of finding the right stuff. I know it's currently my favorite spindle..... Works on a variety of hearths..

Jon

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Re: Hand Drill wood combo's
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2014, 01:53:38 am »
cedar hearth ( the soft outer wood on a limb)
Salmon berry shoot

Offline YosemiteBen

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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2014, 04:36:14 pm »
cedar hearth
elderberry spindle

buckeye hearth from an older stump
buckeye spindle

Offline ozarkokie

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Re: Hand Drill wood combo's
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2015, 03:05:21 pm »
Raised in Oklahoma and living in SW Missouri, I have found that a yucca drill works well with a hearth of cottonwood, large yucca stem, or cedar. My preference is a cedar hearth board