Primitive Fire and Pottery

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JoeLethbridge
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Primitive Fire and Pottery

#1 Post by JoeLethbridge » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:33 pm

I've been making friction fires for about 3 years, and recently I've taken an interest in making pottery with primitive means. If this is topic does not belong here, feel free to relocate it to a more suitable category.

Both the drill and the baseboard are made from coastal hibiscus, which is what the local indigenous peoples used to use. A sharp stone flake was used to prepare the baseboard for the fire.
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I used palm tree fiber for tinder.
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Got it second go.
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JoeLethbridge
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Re: Primitive Fire and Pottery

#2 Post by JoeLethbridge » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:45 pm

Warming the pot in preparation for firing.
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The pot glowing red.
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Will check it in the morning and see if it survived. This is the second pot I've fired so far, and I hope I didn't just get lucky on my first go! :confused:
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Re: Primitive Fire and Pottery

#3 Post by bigbob » Sat Jul 09, 2016 4:17 pm

What an ingenious young fellow you are ! For one so young you sure are advancing your creative skills. Well done Joe.
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Re: Primitive Fire and Pottery

#4 Post by hunterguy1991 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:35 pm

Absolutely awesome stuff mate!!! keep it up

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Re: Primitive Fire and Pottery

#5 Post by Gringa Bows » Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:09 pm

Top stuff Joel

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Re: Primitive Fire and Pottery

#6 Post by rodlonq » Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:14 pm

Nice work Joe.

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Re: Primitive Fire and Pottery

#7 Post by perry » Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:59 pm

Excellent , looking forward to a result

regards Perry
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