Try this simple adaption with your fire boards. Cut out a small trough piece out of your fire board, right next to where you will be "drilling." Next, either hollow out a place right underneath your fire board or elevate it just enough, where you can place your tender just underneath where you will be drilling. Then, when you successfully get embers, the hot embers from your drilling will fall right into the tender, or you can give it a light tap. It will be easier to blow on for needed oxygen for ignition as well. That way there is less wasted movement involved moving tender and your tender source is right there for the embers to fall into.