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Main Discussion Area => Flintknapping => Topic started by: Ryan Jacob on April 03, 2019, 08:17:45 am

Title: Back in the game
Post by: Ryan Jacob on April 03, 2019, 08:17:45 am
Took some time and effort to get back to mh previous level of knapping
https://imgur.com/a/2H8r59Y
And now, I canít knap again
Title: Re: Back in the game
Post by: JEB on April 03, 2019, 11:10:22 pm
If you ain't bleeding you ain't knapping, but by the looks of it, you need a transfusion. lol.  I haven't busted a rock since last Sept for personal reasons. Going to break something this weekend at our spring knap in. We shall see.
Title: Re: Back in the game
Post by: bronco611 on April 04, 2019, 05:20:51 pm
aw you will be ok, those are just scratches. the last good cut I gave myself took 9 stitches to repair, 5 on the outside and 4 to tie down the tendon at my index knuckle that I almost severed. That finger still gives me a fit at times but it still works so all is good. when you are pressure flaking, don't slip or look away when the flake is fixing to release. the worse part was I was at hunting camp by myself opening day of bow season and that sucker was pouring blood, i had to wrap my hand, hold pressure on it and drive 10 miles to the ER. Not a pretty sight. Now I wear cut resistant gloves when pressure flaking for a piece of mind.
Title: Re: Back in the game
Post by: 1442 on April 04, 2019, 09:08:50 pm
nice needle tip on it
Are you knapping with both hands? :P
Title: Re: Back in the game
Post by: Ryan Jacob on April 05, 2019, 02:14:05 am
bronco611
I also injured my index finger recently. Still a little stiff but not any weaker and itís getting better. I wear shorts when knapping so itís my legs that take the brunt of the damage.
1442
Nah, I stuck my left hand into the bag I thought held the preforms but I punched the trash can full of flakes instead. Not fun.
Title: Re: Back in the game
Post by: Deerhunter21 on April 05, 2019, 03:41:02 am
SHORTS!?  (A)

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