I made my first hand-drill drill the other day for drilling through cedar bark. It’s made from a shoot of Pacific Nine Bark, elk sinew and Dacite. Here is a photo:
My problem is… anyone here have a lot of experience making/using these? What are they good for? What stones work best? How do you get the desired shape of a particular stone?
The Dacite stone I used broke even just on the cedar bark. Is there something better for this?