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    Sticky: You just stop drilling too soon, likely because...

    You just stop drilling too soon, likely because your spindle is starting to bind. Don't stop until it's smoking like a freight train.
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    Sticky: That's great! Teamwork.

    That's great! Teamwork.
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    Sticky: If you angle the bow down in the front the string...

    If you angle the bow down in the front the string will not rub on itself as much which will make it last longer. Personally, I have a real hard time doing that as I use a long bow and it ends up...
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    Sticky: Try a different hearth board material or increase...

    Try a different hearth board material or increase pressure slightly. Storebought wood doesn't seem to work very well compared to seasoned wood.
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    Sticky: That's cool. That's exactly how a piece of...

    That's cool. That's exactly how a piece of fatwood becomes after several uses, almost as good as a shot glass. I've even heard mention of putting pine resin on the string itslef to prevent wear and...
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    Sticky: Wow, that's cool. I've not been able to get it to...

    Wow, that's cool. I've not been able to get it to work using the same material for the handhold. I always need it to be harder than the spindle.

    The handhold is my weak point, too much friction...
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    Sticky: I got my first embers and fires with an oak...

    I got my first embers and fires with an oak handhold/ bearing block using soapwort for a lube. I've also used red pine resin as a lube. But, a piece of solid fatwood makes an excellent handhold and...
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    Sticky: EdD270, I'd try using the same material for both...

    EdD270, I'd try using the same material for both the spindle and fireboard/ hearth. And possibly a longer bow. You can also narrow down the diameter of the spindle where it meets the fireboard. After...
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    Sticky: I'm absolutely clueless on this, but that last...

    I'm absolutely clueless on this, but that last pics looks like your dust is brown and maybe not getting quite hot enough.

    My arms are still healing from my attemt at this last winter. Good luck
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    Sticky: You've almost inspired me to try again. Great...

    You've almost inspired me to try again. Great tut.

    Outside of the process, I think it's all in the materials and I just ain't found em yet.

    Now that it's warming up here, maybe I can get out...
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