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DIY Ferro Rod Striker

WanderOn

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My 11 year old daughter and I have been making a ferro rod striker from tool steel, araldite and a random branch we found. Waiting on the araldite to cure and we’ll sand and oil the timber.
She was having trouble applying enough force with the small strikers. I bought a piece of tool steel which made it easier for her to apply enough pressure to light the tinder.
Making it something for her to keep. Really proud of her. She did most of it herself. Needed help with cutting the timber as my bench is too high for her to apply enough downward
Will post some more photos when we sand and oil it.
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Mozzie

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Great project, it’s fun sanding and shaping wood.

I think next project maybe... some appropriate material to sew for a tinder bag 😉
 

WanderOn

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Great project, it’s fun sanding and shaping wood.

I think next project maybe... some appropriate material to sew for a tinder bag 😉
Mozzie
That’s a really awesome idea. My partner has been teaching her to sew. I like it.
 

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Nice work. Another possible project would be to make a step for her to stand on so she can do things at your workbench.
 

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really nice striker, she did a top job can't wait to see the finished project.

As suggested she will need to assemble a fire bag, maybe go with one like this (oil skin tinder pouch, no sewing involved, just buy the oilskin off eBay and use some paracord or leather as the drawstring)

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WanderOn

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Finally got around to oiling the striker today. It’s got lots of character.
My 12 year old daughter has been teaching my 4 year old son how to use the striker and ferro rod. Fortunately he generally can’t get enough pressure to get a spark.
 

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Finally got around to oiling the striker today. It’s got lots of character.
My 12 year old daughter has been teaching my 4 year old son how to use the striker and ferro rod. Fortunately he generally can’t get enough pressure to get a spark.
Very cool natural looking.
 

WanderOn

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These photos are a bit better. The coconut oil has soaked in. Will keep it warm for a few days and oil it again DC6A6018-D700-457D-8938-C63FB1128DF2.jpeg45CC32F9-7F23-4784-8072-16A43778171F.jpeg
 
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