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  Drill - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Drills with a percussive action (such as hammer drills, jackhammers or pneumatic drills) are usually used in hard materials such as masonry or rock.
A drill press (also known as pedestal drill, pillar drill or bench drill) is a fixed style of drill, which may be mounted on a stand or bolted to the floor or workbench.
Mill drills are a lighter alternative to a milling machine, they combine a drill press (belt driven) with the x y co-ordinate abilities of the milling machines table and a locking collet that ensures that the cutting tool will not fall from the spindle when lateral forces are experienced against the bit.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Drill   (1406 words)

  
 Pyrology.org.uk
The hand drill is considered by some to be a more difficult process than the bowdrill - it is advisable that anyone wishing to learn this technique also fully acquaints themselves with the Bow Drill first.
Like the bow drill, the hand drill relies on a spindle and a hearth, but there is no extra equipment used (except in other Variations).
As with the bow drill, some care should be taken to ensure that your hearth and spindle are dry woods, with no green or damp parts which will hinder the generation of a coal.
www.see.ed.ac.uk /~mrichar1/fire/handdrill.html   (1193 words)

  
  bow - definition by dict.die.net
Bow chaser (Naut.), a gun in the bow for firing while chasing another vessel.
Bow instrument (Mus.), any stringed instrument from which the tones are produced by the bow.
Bow The bow was in use in early times both in war and in the chase (Gen. 21:20; 27:3; 48:22).
dict.die.net /bow   (664 words)

  
 Bow drill - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The bow drill has been used used by ancient Sumerians and other groups to drill holes in a piece of wood.
The drill spindle is held over another piece of wood, the hearth, into which the hole is being drilled.
Bow drills can also be used with a drill bit to bore a hole in wood for woodworking purposes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bow_drill   (117 words)

  
 Drill article - Drill Drill (album) Drill (EP) Drill (fabric) Drill (mammal) tool - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The twist drill is most common, consisting of a cylindrical metal rod with two helical "flutes" or grooves spiralling along its length.
The drill bit is held by the drill at one end, with the other end being pressed against the target material and rotated.
Oil-hole drilling can be used in a conventional drill press arrangement, but is more commonly seen in automatic drilling machinery in which it is the workpiece that rotates rather than the drill bit.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Drill   (294 words)

  
 Bow drill -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The drill stick is held over another piece of wood, the hearth, into which the hole is being drilled.
The "drill stick" is turned with the help of a (Curved piece of resilient wood with taut cord to propel arrows) bow.
Bow drills can also be used with a (A bit used in drilling for oil) drill bit to bore a hole in wood for (The craft of a carpenter: making things out of wood) woodworking purposes.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/bo/bow_drill.htm   (132 words)

  
 Hand-Drill Fire Making
While it may not be quite as reliable as the bow and drill method, with which more people are familiar, it is still quite effective in the hands of a proficient individual.
This drilling action, a combination of speed and downward pressure, creates great friction at the interface of the two woods and causes the drill and/or hearth materials to burn and slowly crumble into a charred powder.
Drills from weed stalks and yucca are harvested dead.
www.abotech.com /articles/Edholm02.htm   (2606 words)

  
 Bow Drill
The bow drill is a simple tool used to ignite a small pile of dried tinder.
There are five basic parts to a bow drill: the bow, the bowstring, the handle, the drill, and the fireboard (See Figure).
The bow is made from a green branch of springy wood such as cedar, mulberry, or willow or from a young sapling.
www.bio.brandeis.edu /fieldbio/Survival/Pages/bowdrill.html   (791 words)

  
 Drill - definition from Biology-Online.org
drill is used adjectively, or as the first part of a compound; as, drill barrow or drill-barrow; drill husbandry; drill plow or drill-plow.
drill plow, or drill plough, a sort plow for sowing grain in drills.
drill sergeant, a noncommissioned officer whose office it is to instruct soldiers as to their duties, and to train them to military exercises and evolutions.
www.biology-online.org /dictionary/Drill   (484 words)

  
 BOW DRILL
The bow drill is one of the time honored and easiest primitive methods of fire production.
The skill of mastering the bow drill is in the selection of the wood used for the fireboard and friction shaft.
This tying method should be able to hold the bows shape but be easy to adjust the tension on the bow without untying knots.
home.gwi.net /~bsa312/Survival/bow_drill.htm   (963 words)

  
 Fire drill - BushcraftWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
A wooden drill is spun in the socket of a hearth board while pressure is applied to increase friction.
As the hands slip down the drill and reach the hearth board, they are quickly removed from the drill and raised back to the top to continue the process.
The Thong Drill utilises the same principle as the bow drill, except a cord or thong is wrapped around the spindle and pulled back and forth with two hands.
www.bushcraftwiki.com /wiki/Fire_drill   (585 words)

  
 Dictionary definition of DRILL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Drill is used adjectively, or as the first part of a compound; as, drill barrow or drill-barrow; drill husbandry; drill plow or drill-plow.
Drill plow, or Drill plough, a sort plow for sowing grain in drills.
Drill sergeant, a noncommissioned officer whose office it is to instruct soldiers as to their duties, and to train them to military exercises and evolutions.
www.dictionarybarn.com /DRILL.php   (482 words)

  
 Fire by Friction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Later the bow drill method evolved and is based on the same friction principles has the hand drill, but uses the body and muscles in a more efficient manner than the hand drill.
The bow drill, as its name implies, requires a short (2'-3') slightly flexible and bent dead stick for the bow, and a length of durable rope, leather thong or plant cordage (shoe strings or simple cordage work in a pinch).
The bow drill method is very similar to the hand drill, but utilizes the short bow and string to turn the spindle rather than the hands.
www.wildwayproductions.com /LivingSkills/fire.htm   (1800 words)

  
 The Fire Drill: Notch Construction
For example, a convenient size for a hand drill spindle is the diameter of your little finger and length from outstretched fingertips to elbow.
A common size for bow drill spindles is the diameter of your thumb and the length from the tips of your fingers to the base of the palm.
This means that the pressure between the drill and the fireboard increases as you drill, because pressure equals force (i.e., downward force on the drill) per unit area (i.e., the area within the burn hole).
www.survivalschool.com /articles/Fire_Making/notch_construction.htm   (1737 words)

  
 Bow Drill   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The bow drill once mastered is much simpler andamp; enables you to use a wide variety of...
The bow drill is the easiest method of primitive fire-making for beginners to master, even though it...
The bow drill consists of a spindle that sits on a fireboard...
www.best-drill.info /drill/bow-drill.html   (609 words)

  
 Aussie Fire Bow
The bow drill once mastered is much simpler and enables you to use a wide variety of timbers.
Have the bow string facing your leg with the bow wood horizontal and away from your leg, the rope pointing in a straight line along the hearth board, otherwise the drill will keep jumping out of the hearth board bowel that forms or break out the side of your board.
Place the bottom end of the drill in the hollow, angled slightly back towards you so that it is located by the uncut top half of your hearth board and the hollow in the bottom half.
www.uq.net.au /~zzdlittl/aussiefirebow.html   (6356 words)

  
 Sniper Country - Survival - Arctic - Fire Making Part III
You will need a bow, with a thong long enough to loop around the dry stick that is to serve as a drill, you will need a socket with which to hold the drill against a hollow in the fire board.
The bow string from a shoe lace to a twisted length of rawhide etc. is tied at both ends so as to leave enough slack to allow its being twisted once around the drill.
When the drill is smoking freely & that you have the Punk grinding out easily so that the V cut is full of it, put extra pressure on the socket at the same time give 20 to 30 faster strokes with the bow.
cavemanchemistry.com /oldcave/projects/fire/fire3.html   (2031 words)

  
 Historic Crafts & Skills - Bow and Drill Fire Starter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Drill or carve a l /2 -inch (1 cm) diameter shallow socket in the center of the piece.
Insert the bow and drill in the socket of the footpiece.
Using a bow and drill will not always result in a fire, but it will create a deep affection for matches.
www.conservation.state.mo.us /teacher/highered/crafts/craft17.htm   (413 words)

  
 Vault Vista - American Indians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The simplest form of drill was similar to an awl, a sharp pointed instrument of bone, flaked stone, or copper.
For drilling, however, it consisted of a shaft with a hard point, a headpiece with a hollow in it to fit the top of the shaft, and a bow with a loosely fitted thong.
The thong was wrapped once around the shaft and the drill spun by drawing the bow back and forth while pressing down on the headpiece of the drill shaft.
www.bajeca.com /vault/drills.htm   (455 words)

  
 Drill Summary
This device became the bow drill by the addition of a bow-shaped stick and a simple cord attachment that allowed for increased rotation.
B.C., drills were used by the Greeks for hole-cutting, and this remains their primary purpose today.
The invention of the electrical drill is credited to both Arthur James Arnot [1], in 1889, at Melbourne, Australia and Wilhelm Fein [2], in 1895, at Stuttgart, Germany.
www.bookrags.com /Drill   (1799 words)

  
 Historic Crafts & Skills - Bow and Drill Fire Starter
Drill or carve a l /2 -inch (1 cm) diameter shallow socket in the center of the piece.
Insert the bow and drill in the socket of the footpiece.
Using a bow and drill will not always result in a fire, but it will create a deep affection for matches.
mdc.mo.gov /teacher/highered/crafts/craft17.htm   (371 words)

  
 How a Boy Scout Makes Fire without Matches
Set one point of the drill into the pit near the point of the notch of the fire-block, fit the upper end into the hand-socket, and with your left hand hold the drill perpendicular to the block.
Now with the right hand draw the bow slowly and steadily back and forth the full length of the thong, pressing lightly on the hand-socket.
Keep the bow horizontal, and do not touch the drill with it as you saw back and forth.
bizarrelabs.com /firebow.htm   (952 words)

  
 bow drill press
The earliest drills were probably bow drills The bow drill has been used used by ancient Sumerians and...
Bow & String: The length of the bow should be equal to the distance from user’s armpit to his/her fingers.
The bow should be approximately 1” in diameter and should have a slight curve to it.
www.1-in-drills.com /11/bow-drill-press.html   (564 words)

  
 Aussie Fire Bow
Your hands work their way down the drill and you have to quickly move them back to the top and re commence drilling before too much heat is lost.
The bow drill once mastered is much simpler and enables you to use a wide variety of timbers.
Have the bow string facing your leg with the bow wood horizontal and away from your leg, the rope pointing in a straight line along the hearth board, otherwise the drill will keep jumping out of the hearth board bowel that forms or break out the side of your board.
uqconnect.net /~zzdlittl/aussiefirebow.html   (6356 words)

  
 Stalking the Wild: The Hand Drill - Fire By Friction
These have included the hand drill, bow drill, pump drill, fire plow, pyrites and chert, and even some unusual methods such as the bamboo fire saw, fire thong, and the fire piston, which makes use of compressed air to produce fire.
Ishi spoke of his hand drill as being male (drill) and female (fireboard) with the mating of the two producing life (fire).
Like the bow drill, hand drills need to be made from a relatively soft hardwood or a soft "wood" from various usable weeds.
www.stalkingthewild.com /stw/hand_drill.html   (1965 words)

  
 Tracker Trail - Fire - Bow's Hand Drill Extender: The Milkweeds - Allan Beauchamp
When you are twirling away with your hand drill, and you are finally at the point of getting that long awaited coal, you do not want your hand drill extender to fail.
Also, when you are pressing down when twirling the hand drill, all of the pressure will be focused to the sides and on the bottom.
This has advantages as it allows for a smoother drilling and not much friction loss on the sides while it works deeper into the fungus while you are twirling.
www.trackertrail.com /survival/fire/handdrill/abbhanddrillextender   (2067 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Bow drill   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
WOOD is a pair of radio stations in Grand Rapids, Michigan owned by Clear Channel on the frequencies of 1300 AM and 105.
A bow is a weapon that shoots arrows powered by the elasticity of the bow and/or its string.
Drill bits are the working end of drill tools.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Bow-drill   (288 words)

  
 Pyrology.org.uk
The bow drill is one of the first methods people think of when the they think of traditional fire-starting methods.
the bow drill is actually an easy technique to practice, but is difficult to master the correct position and method to ensure it is an easy and relatively effortless process.
The bow should be a piece of dry curved wood, of a comfortable length and weight to use in one hand.
www.see.ed.ac.uk /~mrichar1/fire/bowdrill.html   (1818 words)

  
 How to Start a Fire With Sticks - WikiHow
Once the drill is in the bow, the tension should be nice and firm.
The bow string should always be horizontal to the ground (if the ground is perfectly flat) and perpendicular to the drill.
This requires fewer materials than the drill method and takes less dexterity (which would be good when your hands are very cold), but it requires more raw strength and a lot of coordination to stop each stroke at exactly the right spot to avoid blowing away your hot dust pile.
www.wikihow.com /Start-a-Fire-With-Sticks   (3856 words)

  
 Fire Starting
I couldn't make a fire with my bow and drill for beans until it occurred to me that I needed to get that string more "tackyed" and when this idea occurred to me, I tackey my hide string up with beeswax and had a fire going in no time.
I do this because making fire with a bow & drill is hard as all hell and while there may have been many experts at doing this in days gone by, there are few, if any, today, and if there are some today, I'm not one of them.
Instead, the bearing stone is either held in one's mouth and the drill is drilled between the palms of one's hands.
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 Ken Altman Bow Maker / Bow Making
Forming the nipple on the end of the stick with a "bow drill".
This is done after the hole for the adjusting screw has been bored, using a long drill bit in the bow drill.
This tool is called a bow drill not because it is used exclusively for working on bows, but because it is driven with a bow.
www.open.org /kalt/bow_making.html   (343 words)

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