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Without the Bow

Categories: Xiii Camp Fun And Frolics

Fig. 78 shows a method which is the same as Fig. 77, the only difference

being that the bow is dispensed with, the hands alone being used for

twirling the spindle. While simpler, it is very difficult to put

sufficient force and speed into the work to produce fire, and it is a

very tiresome process. Another way is shown in Fig. 79. It will take two

girls to work in this fashion. The spindle is whirled by pulling the

leather shoe-string back and forth. One girl holds the spindle and

steadies the fireboard while the other does the twirling.