Bow drill

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a drill worked by a bow and string.
See under Bow, Breast.

See also: Bow, Drill

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The El Chete's robust handle features sandwiched black-and-green layered canvas micarta scales with a deep index finger choil and bow drill pivot designed in.
The handle also has a divot for use with a bow drill and an extended pommel used for scraping or hammering.
Practice how to make a fire using a bow drill and learn how to make a bow drill kit.
Using a hand-worked bow drill, the carvers must have spent hours cutting away the stone using abrasive powder and water.
To make sure we don't To make sure we don't doze into a food coma, Al and young guide Brad demonstrate how to make a fire using a bow drill, while at the table, Ivan is telling an enraptured crowd about his hunts over the years.
No matter what the material, the basic kit remained the same: bow drill, adze, chisel, mallet, handsaw and pit saw.
Her 12-year-old son had a yen for survival skills but could not, no matter how hard he tried, start a fire using a bow drill, a low-tech step-up from rubbing two sticks together.
He will also be demonstrating the use of the bow drill and an adze.
Early lathes, perhaps those used to produce this axle, were an evolution of the bow drill.
Eustace prefers to get by on know-how, building fires with a bow drill, reading by lamplight, farming with draft horses.
The original way that Aboriginal people made a fire was by using a bow drill.