well, I worked on the bowdrill for a couple hours today, and managed to get an ember, unfortunately, im at home and didnt have many tinder options, just some moss i collected a while back, and the ember went out. Its my fault i tried to use as little moss as possible cus i really just wanted to get an ember going, but it would have been nice to see flames and I regret not making something beter.
But, I got a question, I get ton of black dust and smoke, but that was my only ember, and I do not know what i am doing wrong. Maybe I just need to go longer, but the spindle usually ends up flying out of my hand when I get tired. or is it something else
By the way I was using a pine board and a spindle I cut from some sort of plant by a creek with really straight branches.