#0011 – Phyre Phryday V/Blog 03/13/2020 – “Best Hand Drill Pressure Hand Brace & PhyreHack!”

Hello Global Tribe of PhyreKeepers (GTOP)!

   03/13/2020 – Our 11th Vlog opens with showing you how to make my favorite, and what I think is the BEST variation of the Pressure Thumb Brace (PTB) for ALL (HD) Hand Drills! AND THEN, I clearly demonstrate proof of effectiveness and its balance of Structure & Function with a PHYRE HACK of brand new materials that I have NEVER used and gotten Coals with before!

   I hope my pronunciation of the word: CHAMOIS (“shammy”) is correct. As I mention in the video, if not, I’m sure my French speaking friends will fix my ignorance.

   Something that happened during the filming was my phone/camera just as I got the Coal. In my Online Course, I am VERY OBSESSIVE about avoiding cut editing. I have ALWAYS had a problem with those “reality” survival shows where you see them doing a Friction Fire Method and then – cut-edit – Magic Coal Appears! In this instance, I accept full responsibility for the lack of completeness and then continuing on my son, Jake’s phone. And again, I publicly thank my son for putting up with my strange hobby and having to film his father.

   BTW, on the 3rd Hand Drill doing the Mullein, you can hear some odd music in the background. That was a kid who had gotten off the bus to get home walking past our house on the sidewalk…

   So, here I demo with a new material of (HD) Hand Drill HearthBoard of BANAK (Virola Spp.). Banak has a Janka Hardness of about 510, which puts it near Basswood (Tilia Americana).

 I found the Banak in an exotic lumberyard in Northern New Jersey last year and have finally did something with it. It is a beautiful clear (knot-free) wood with a wonderful mono-like grain pattern. More info on BANAK can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virola

   The NEW ENGLAND ASTER (Symphyotrichum Novae-Angliae) grows wild in New Jersey and the flowers are seen in the Fall. I had harvested this Spindle many years ago and am happy to show it to you. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphyotrichum_novae-angliae

The TICKSEED (Coreopsis Spp.) was harvested with permission at the Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve near New Hope Pennsylvania about 2 years ago. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coreopsis


There is a Universe of many other Methods (Basics) waiting for you to Discover and Explore…

   Still VERY busy trying to update my PhyreDojo site and fulfilling Orders while making these VLOGS and Balancing Life in general…

Gambarimasho Yo! (Japanese for “Let’s Keep Going!)

“May everyone around you feel and be safer because you are there.”

Joe Lau, RN

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