Posture and technique for bow drilling


A couple of weeks ago I posted a video in which I talked about the component parts of a bow drill set, including different approaches to bow drilling and a number of different materials that you could use for each of those component parts.  I followed that one up with a video showing how to make a bow drill set.

In this video I talk about posture and technique for bow drilling, as well as show you!  I used the sycamore hearth board and spindle that I made in the previous video.

Next video on this topic is likely to be about fault finding when it doesn’t work out as you would have liked.

We teach the correct posture and technique for bow drilling on the IOL Bushcraft Competency Course.  You can see loads of photos from this course, as well as all of our other courses, on our Facebook page.


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Lead Instructor at Jack Raven Bushcraft, teaching bushcraft, wilderness and survival skills to groups and individuals.

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