RED = Materials,
BLUE = Link,
PURPLE = Method/Technique,
GREEN = Janka Hardness
Hello Global Tribe of PhyreKeepers (GTOP)!
02/05/2021 – Welcome to Phyre Dojo’s 39th Phyre Phryday Vlog.
There are 2 MAIN TYPES of Wood Phryction PhyreKeeping Methods: 1) The Axis/Drill Types, and 2) The Linears.
(PP) Phyre PLOW, (PS) Phyre SAW, and the (PT) Phyre Thong are the 3 LINEARS.
If you’re not aware, I have a buch of older videos on Phyre Dojo’s YouTube Channel that predate this VLOG by YEARS! One of them that I recently referenced because someone had a question about a REVERSE (PS) Phyre Saw made with a Base of Giant Sunflower (Helioanthus Gigantea). So, I thought most of you might also not know that they’re there.
THIS VIDEO (From September 2013), demos a REGULAR (PS) Phyre Saw Method with the materials of AMERICAN POKEWEED (Phytolacca Americana) Base that is FIXED and with a MOVING Blade of HICKORY (Carya Spp.). The POKEWEED (Phytolacca Americana) came from my own backyard at the time, and the HICKORY (Carya Spp.) came from a straight Maul Handle gotten at a big box hardware store!
There are MANY variations of HICKORY, and their JANKA HARDNESS RATINGS will vary from +/- 1,290-2,140.
(For comparison, Atlantic White Cedar (Chamaecyparis Thoyoides) OR Western Red Cedar (Thuja Plicata) (i.e. “Your Cedar (BD) Bow Drill“) are ONLY Janka Hardness Rated: 350…)
In January of 2020, at the the LES PRIMITIFS Tribe Workshop, we repeated that demonstration as a REVERSE (PS) Phyre Saw (as well as the REGULAR (PS) Phyre Saw with BAMBOO.)
PHOTOS ON THE RIGHT: Photos of the Les Primitifs Tribe of Quebec, Canada and myself doing the SOTOL (Dasylirion Spp.) (PS) Phyre SAW, as the MOVING BASE on a FIXED Blade of HICKORY (Carya Spp.)