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Main Discussion Area => Flintknapping => Topic started by: Taxus brevifolia on July 10, 2018, 09:32:46 pm

Title: Interesting fluting technique
Post by: Taxus brevifolia on July 10, 2018, 09:32:46 pm
This is quite interesting, if you haven't seen it yet. I'm familiar with the chest crutch technique for blade cores, but this is a new one on me.
"Fluting the Cumberland"
https://youtu.be/sZCY5GL4xbc
Title: Re: Interesting fluting technique
Post by: GlisGlis on July 11, 2018, 04:18:44 am
if you google for "flintknapping fluting jig" you'll find quite alot of types
My only concern is that is pretty unlikely any of these could be historically used by ancestors
Title: Re: Interesting fluting technique
Post by: Ryan Jacob on July 12, 2018, 01:27:27 am
Speaking of which, what did they use? I only see jig work or spalling flakes go as long as some of the fultes on the artifacts
Title: Re: Interesting fluting technique
Post by: Taxus brevifolia on July 12, 2018, 10:27:24 pm
The only thing I've seen offered up by way of explanation with paleo tools are a chest crutch and various levers used with prismatic blade cores.

Prismatic Blade Core series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNsY4bgHOkxUEIBfssd9hRKNBERAsaTGd


https://www.jstor.org/stable/278596?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
Title: Re: Interesting fluting technique
Post by: Chippintuff on July 25, 2018, 04:04:37 am
That is just a Solberger Jig (do a search on it). They can do excellent work, but with any long fluting the real challenge is getting the preform shaped exactly right. I do not Make cumberlands, but the flutes and other end thinning flakes that I take are done with indirect.

WA