Friction Fire Bow Drill – Palmetto Bowstring

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Friction Fire Bow Drill - Palmetto Bowstring

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Friction fire practice. My original intent was to use all naturally found materials from scratch. I started off making everything from Longleaf Yellow Pine (common here in Florida) and Saw Palmetto fibers for the bowstring. I used dried Pine sap as a lubricant for the bearing-block.

Well, it didn't go according to plan. As I was prep'ing the set a thunderstorm was rolling in and it started raining. I did bring the materials home and tried again later, but just couldn't make it happen. So, I resorted to using a proven Laural Oak set with an in-line roller blade wheel as a bearing-block to at least get a coal and blow it to flame.

So, I ended up cheating, but what I was most interested in was how well the natural cordage bowstring held up. Surprisingly, after countless attempts today it never broke and is still usable.

Friction Fire Bow Drill - Palmetto Bowstring

Friction fire practice. My original intent was to use all naturally found materials from scratch. I started off making everything from Longleaf Yellow Pine (common here in Florida) and Saw Palmetto fibers for the bowstring. I used dried Pine sap as a lubricant for the bearing-block.

Well, it didn't go according to plan. As I was prep'ing the set a thunderstorm was rolling in and it started raining. I did bring the materials home and tried again later, but just couldn't make it happen. So, I resorted to using a proven Laural Oak set with an in-line roller blade wheel as a bearing-block to at least get a coal and blow it to flame.

So, I ended up cheating, but what I was most interested in was how well the natural cordage bowstring held up. Surprisingly, after countless attempts today it never broke and is still usable.

5 thoughts on “Friction Fire Bow Drill – Palmetto Bowstring

  1. i would love to see how you made the cordage from harvesting through
    processing and into the wrapping or braiding if that’s not asking for too
    much. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Yup, I’ll do that next. It’s a new concept for me so I was still kinda
    skeptical on how well it’d work. I’ll be happy to show how I made the
    cordage/ bowstring (and processed it). The strands are long enough where I
    ddin’t have to braid or splice the cordage, just twisted it (A major plus
    in my book). I just bashed and broke down the Palmetto branch to fiber
    strands then twisted a few strands together and tied simple knots on each
    end.

  3. The natural cord i made lasted a very long time and a lot of abuse. When it
    finally broke, i just tied it around my wrist and called it a bracelet.
    Hasn’t come off since. Been well over a year i think. I tug on it all the
    time, it’s not going anywhere.

  4. Thank you. I love your videos I’ve yet to successfully get a coal from a
    bow drill so your videos are really motivating to me.

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