Right Hand Man
I live in the north woods of Wisconsin. What is the best wood for making a bow drill set?
Willow is a good one. Cat-tail makes a great spindle. Sassafras is another option. Dogwood. You can also find bamboo for a bamboo saw. These are common central FL ones.Hi, I live in central florida kinda north east of Gainesville, Florida and i was wondering what type of wood i should use to make a good bow drill set?
^^^this^^^:thumb:if youre in the west, cottonwood works great for the base and the top, and ive successfully used the dried out flower stalk of a Yucca plant for a spindle. the yucca stalk works well cause it grabs the string well and is pretty round. and when dried out, it is as hard as wood. ----- Eric
The only thing you've done under a minute is lie, and probably sex too.I have used sycamore for the board, spindle and handle. I got a fire after a bit of tuning up. I had pepperoni with me so I greased the top of the spindle so it wouldnt burn further into the handle. Once I had everything tuned up and ready I had a fire in under a minute. Plus if you cant spot sycamore in the woods you shouldnt be there.