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Main Discussion Area => Flintknapping => Topic started by: 1442 on April 09, 2019, 08:27:18 pm

Title: allibates folsum
Post by: 1442 on April 09, 2019, 08:27:18 pm
I was gifted a chunk of allibates so I sawed it into slabs and worked one of the smaller pieces tonight.
I am from now on in love with allibates. It's kinda tough to work and I left an island of saw marks on one side because my flaker was bending under the pressure it was taking to get flakes.
I was concerned with the crystal pocket near the base because I been breaking so many ears off lately, but it held and I still got both ears so I'm happy.

Title: Re: allibates folsum
Post by: 1442 on April 09, 2019, 08:28:21 pm
mo pics
Title: Re: allibates folsum
Post by: Outbackbob48 on April 10, 2019, 06:50:09 am
1442, now that sir is an impressive point. Love the look of Alibates and fluted is frosting on the cake. Very nice Bob
Title: Re: allibates folsum
Post by: bjrogg on April 10, 2019, 04:44:13 pm
Really cool 1442
Bjrogg
Title: Re: allibates folsum
Post by: 1442 on April 11, 2019, 07:31:36 pm
Thanks,
Title: Re: allibates folsum
Post by: nclonghunter on May 12, 2019, 03:11:23 pm
What technique are you fluting with?
Title: Re: allibates folsum
Post by: 1442 on May 12, 2019, 07:26:15 pm
I used a Solenberger jig for the flutes
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Post by: mullet on May 13, 2019, 08:22:30 am
That is nice! love those flutes. I've softened Alibates up with some heat.