#0036 – Phyre Phryday V/Blog 01/15/2021 – PurpleHeart (Peltogyne Spp.) (CD) Crutch Drill: HOMESICK FOR JAPAN!

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Hello Global Tribe of PhyreKeepers (GTOP)!

01/15/2021 – Welcome to Phyre Dojo’s 36th Phyre Phryday Vlog. 

I am INCREDIBLY HOMESICK for Japan, but Japan, as well as a lot of the World, is not letting anyone from the US into their countries, and for legitimate and obvious reasons.

In these videos, I am teaching with TAKU KAWAGUCHI of WILD AND NATIVE ( https://wildandnative.com/ ). These are Taku’s students at his bushcraft school where we went over and demonstrated EVERY METHOD IN THE WORLD.

Today, you also get to learn a new term in the video: “NEO-IGNEUS.”

On the first day of the Workshop, we did (CD) CRUTCH DRILL. And, (CD) CRUTCH Drill‘s “claim to fame” is that in fact you could do ANY HIGHER DENSITY Woods that are just TOO HARD for (ED) Egyptian Drill, that’s approximately on a Janka Hardness Scale of about 2,000 to 3,000 respectively.

The (CD) Crutch Drill Set here is made of Macassar Ebony (Diospyros Celebica). The Bow, Pressure Crutch Brace, Reloading Spindle and the Hearth! ALL from those materials!

The Spindle Reloads and the Hearth Reloads, (where the Phryction actually is,) are made of PURPLEHEART (Peltogyne Spp.).

You haven’t lived until you’ve tried to make Phryction Phyre Sets with the Woods you’re trying to LITE! Can’t wait to make more!





PURPLEHEART (Peltogyne Spp.) has a Janka Hardness Rating of 2,520!!

(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…)

Janka hardness test – Wikipedia

This was the 1st time I demonstrated the S.T.E.A.M. possibilities of Phryction PhyreKeeping at this level overseas.

In January of 2020, at the the LES PRIMITIFS Tribe Workshop, we repeated that PURPLEHEART (Peltogyne Spp.) (CD) Crutch Drill with a Set made of IPE (Hydroanthus Spp.).

ON THE RIGHT: 2 Photos of MARCEL LEFEBVRE of Les Primitifs doing the PurpleHeart (Peltogyne Spp.) (CD) Crutch Drill made of Ipe (Hydroanthus Spp.) while I assist.





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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