When I’m teaching bow drilling I often get asked about using hardwoods or softwoods. I’m not keen on those terms as they mean different things to different people. In this video I explain why I don’t like ‘hardwood’ and ‘softwood’, and also what I find a more useful way to describe the materials used in bow drilling.
We talk about using hardwood or softwood for bow drilling on the IOL Bushcraft Competency Course.
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