So I crafted a second one and started bow sawing away. I got hot, sweaty, I might have pulled a muscle in my back and the dogs were pretty sure I had lost my friggin mind. As Shihan spent a couple of hours with success, I spent about an hour after construction of the components with no success.
Francisco says failure is expected and not to take it too hard, but I was working my ass off here and I really wanted some fire. LOL
So, I gave up, went inside, had dinner and shared family time. Swapped stories about the days' events with the woman. All the while, plotting and scheming to get me some damn fire!
I went back out with a vengence after dinner had settled. Didn't take long, my new meal plan is pretty tiny... LOL
back and forth I was sawing like a mad man and got some smoke, then I tried to gently blow on it to get some sort of ember while lying on my belly and slowly trying to dump it into the dryer lint.
All for not. Small tindels of smoke, but very little of anything warm enough to start dryer lint on fire.
So, in a last ditch effort I went and got my Dewalt 18volt cordless drill. If turning this stick in a circular fashion is going to produce embers, surely this will do it.
Not so much. A TON of smoke, so much so I thought my shoe was going to burst into flames at any moment. I was edging it on, I was begging, I was drilling at high speed, I was giving a gentle breath to help it catch....