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Main Discussion Area => Flintknapping => Topic started by: 1442 on April 04, 2019, 09:12:18 pm

Title: 6 pack and one to go, and a no no
Post by: 1442 on April 04, 2019, 09:12:18 pm
I been real busy lately but squeezed in some time here and there to make all these.
The blade I made today as well as the attempted flute
Title: Re: 6 pack and one to go, and a no no
Post by: 1442 on April 04, 2019, 09:14:44 pm
the flute ran off the road at a high rate of speed
The blade was made from a Keokuk spall about 9 inches long
Title: Re: 6 pack and one to go, and a no no
Post by: Hawkdancer on April 04, 2019, 09:25:12 pm
Nice!  I should be so. Lucky!
Hawkdancer
Title: Re: 6 pack and one to go, and a no no
Post by: bjrogg on April 05, 2019, 01:11:26 am
Really nice 1442. Thanks for sharing.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: 6 pack and one to go, and a no no
Post by: gutpile on April 08, 2019, 07:22:03 am
really admire your skills... love that chert looking blade... gut
Title: Re: 6 pack and one to go, and a no no
Post by: Deerhunter21 on April 08, 2019, 11:05:48 am
Great points! when I look through the flintknapping section I look for you! by the way how many flutes have you been completely successful with?
Title: Re: 6 pack and one to go, and a no no
Post by: 1442 on April 09, 2019, 04:59:10 am
Thanks a lot
Deerhunter, I have made a lot of successful flutes.
Even most of these broken points that where laying under the jig had one successful flute on one side. ;D
Does that count?
Really though, the ratio of points with two good flutes compared to failed flute attempts, sspeshully on the second flute, is not very good. I am learning something new all the time and realizing what causes a lot of the breaks. It takes several breaks for me to pinpoint what the problem is sometimes and sometimes it is obvious what went wrong, but a lot of times it just flat didn't work for no good reason at all.

I reworked my clamp arms last night and tried it out on this heated gravel slab. I kept the flutes short due to the material being heated and inconsistent textures.
Here's the first flute and platform for the second flute.
Title: Re: 6 pack and one to go, and a no no
Post by: 1442 on April 09, 2019, 05:02:01 am
I drew a line and wrote stop so the flute would know where to stop at to match the first side.
It almost worked.
Title: Re: 6 pack and one to go, and a no no
Post by: ohma2 on April 09, 2019, 06:07:26 am
That blade is awesome.very cool color
Title: Re: 6 pack and one to go, and a no no
Post by: 1442 on April 09, 2019, 08:29:53 pm
thanks ohma2
Title: Re: 6 pack and one to go, and a no no
Post by: JW_Halverson on April 10, 2019, 06:18:15 am
I wonder what the paleo people did to indicate to the blade where the flute was supposed to stop before they invented black markers? I suppose they could use charcoal from the fire, but it might rub off and then the flute would just keep going? 

I'd take one or two of those failed blades off your hands to put in shadow boxes, if you are tired of them laying around! Heck, your fails prettier than most!
Title: Re: 6 pack and one to go, and a no no
Post by: GlisGlis on April 10, 2019, 09:48:23 pm
Quote
I drew a line and wrote stop so the flute would know where to stop at to match the first side.
It almost worked.

Those predictions drive me crazy
when I dont comment your work is because I ended the superlatives in my limited english  :OK
Title: Re: 6 pack and one to go, and a no no
Post by: 1442 on April 11, 2019, 07:28:49 pm
thanks
JW, if you'll send me your address, I'll send you some to make room for more.
Here's one more that just got added to the fluted pile and one for the unfluted pile too.