A Friction Fire Inquiry: Bow Drill
(now only on the
At Home In The Wilderness Part III:
by Tom Brown Jr., from Mother Earth News, Issue #73
How to Make a Starter Bowdrill Set From
a Cedar Fencepost
Bow Drill Pictures &
Movies - Techniques, tips, photos, and general
Various pictures & movies of bow-drills being made and used
scratch in the wild
This report shows bow drills
being made and used from scratch in the wild.
- adapted from the Wildwood Trackers meeting report
Bow Drill Strings
Bow drill variations
Some interesting and unusual variations on the standard bow drill.
Mini bow-drills -
smaller-than-usual bow drills!
Large size bow-drills
A special way of winding the
string on a bow drill
Drills in the Winter
Overview of the issues, plus articles by
Bow & Drill - How
to Find Dry Materials
by Frank Sherwood & Debbie Skougstad, from The Tracker magazine, Nov
Champion Bow Drill Fire
World Champion bow-driller Dudley Winn Smith explains how he gets a bowdrill
fire in 7½ seconds! (1937)!!
Bow Drill Miscellaneous
Information and Tips
Various tips and tidbits about bowdrill technique, construction, etc.