WHOOP! STOKED!! EXCITED!!!
Willow on Willow Fire Plough
I’ve been trying Fire Plough with willow for a while but my set has just seemed to be on damp side.
I had a theory this morning, to spend more time going slow to warm up and dry out the wood which I just had to try.
This clip is shortened to 60secs tho I spent about 6mins in total working with the willow on this one groove, going slow to warm up and dry out the groove, then increasing speed. It was close, but the coal went out so I then spent another minute or so ploughing, and.... it looked promising, the coal needed coaxing and with breath the ember emerged 🙏🔥
The ember wasn’t as strong as with seasoned Poplar and needed lots of TLC to get it established 🔥🙏
I’m excited in 2 ways:
1 - I’ve only had success with hazel on Poplar so it’s another wood combination and willow is pretty much widespread (in UK) and more common opening up more people to give the plough a go (Poplar can be hard to find) I recommend dry seasoned wood for learning 😀 (dry willow should be a lot easier 😀 )
2 - the theory still to be worked on and fully proved, but opens way for slightly damp wood to be used, tho needs a lot more experimentation on woods of different dampness (this wood only very slightly)
For me, this is a breakthrough 😀🔥🙏
Blessings on the ancestral fire!