Select a dead, dry branch or piece of wood to be the fire board. Carve it flat enough on the bottom to avoid wobbling when in use, and to create a flat surface on the top in which to drill holes. Make a pilot hole or series of holes about 1/8 inch deep, and 1/2 inch in from the edge of the board. With a foot or knee on the board, spin the drill with your hands in the pilot hole with enough pressure to grind a deeper hole into the board. Once a hole has been burned in, carve a 45 degree angle notch in the edge of the board. This notch size and shape are the most common, although other shapes and sizes will work.
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