The cane drill has been cut to length and the drilling will start with the bit in this condition.

   The bannerstone is set into the vise.

January 29th, 2013    The template, is glued to the vise. The mud core plug measured 29.1mm  long, by 11.2mm wide, at the wide end, and 10.0mm wide, at the narrow end. It weighed 4.8 grams. The rawhide shim was 33.7mm long, by 12.8mm wide, and was less than 0.1g. The template was 78.6mm long, by 23.3mm wide, and varied from 5.8mm, to 3.7mm in thickness. The peroration was 12.5mm in diameter, and the weight was 3.8g.

At this point, the bannerstone perforation, at the top, was 12.9mm. The bottom was 9.8mm.

The banner, with clay plug and shim included, weighed155.4g. It measured 69.4mm high, 62.0mm wide (at the base). The thickness (where the base met the "L" extension measured 25.1mm, and the thickest portion measured 28.6mm.

The new cane drill measured 68.4cm long, and weighed 30.2g. It measured 10.6mm at the narrow end, and 13.2mm, at the wide end.

Here, we're starting to drill the second hole:

  After 30 minutes. The hole is 8.3mm deep and cane loss is 2mm.

Here we are, at 30-minutes:

January 30th, 2013,    At the 1-hour mark. The hole is 10.4 mm deep and the cane loss is 7mm.

Here's the video, at the 1-hour mark:

  At the 1-hour, 30-minute, mark. The hole is 14.8mm deep and the cane loss is 15mm.

   The cane drill, at 1-hour, 30-minutes.

Here's the video:

At the 1-hour 46-minute mark, the cane had split , so this    section of cane was removed, a new tally mark (which corresponded to the original mark), was added and drilling continued. The cane section was 43.6mm long and weighed 1.5 grams. cane loss at this point was 28.3mm. The cane drill now weighs 28.1 grams.

January 31st, 2013,   At the 2-hour mark   The cane, at the 2-hour, mark. The hole is 20.3mm deep and cane loss is 23.7mm

Here's the video from the 2-hour mark:

  At the 2-hour, 24-minute mark, Larry noticed that the clay plug had deteriorated to the point where the grit was falling through the bottom. This was remedied by placing a piece of wood underneath the bannerstone, and applying a flint nodule, to the vise. This extra weight helped to hold the bannerstone tight against the wood, enough to let the drill cut not only the stone but also a small portion of the wood.

  More weight was added at the 2-hour, 26-minute, mark.

At the 2-hour, 32-minute, mark, the rest of the clay plug fell out but there was about 2mm of stone left to drill so more grit was applied and the cutting continued to the 2-hour, 56-minute mark. At that point (Feb. 1st), drilling was set aside so Larry could get ready for his trip to Wintercount 2013. After returning, Larry caught a cold and pushed off the remainder of the drilling until March2nd.

Here's the 2-hour, 30-minute mark:

At 2-hours, 59-minutes, and 44-seconds, the hole was completely drilled

The top view. At the top, the hole measured, 17.4mm long, by 11.6mm wide.

    Views, of the bottom. Hole length at the bottom, was 12.4mm long, by 10.8mm wide.

The first hole took:                5-hours,   54-minutes,   and 52-seconds

The second hole took:           2-hours,   59-minutes,   and 44-seconds   for a total of:

Total                                       7-hours ,  103-minutes, and 96-seconds    or:

                                                8-hours,   46-minutes,   and 36-seconds

The first hole used:                                41.1mm of cane

The second hole used:                           48.0mm of cane            

for a total cane loss of:                          89.1mm