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Main Discussion Area => Flintknapping => Topic started by: 1442 on June 14, 2019, 11:38:42 pm

Title: Allibates buffalo hunter
Post by: 1442 on June 14, 2019, 11:38:42 pm
This started out as a six inch slab. Large cracks on both ends caused me to work it down to about 3-1/4" before the first flute took a half inch off the tip. The second flute terminated perfectly to a paper thin point so I am really happy about that.
Title: Re: Allibates buffalo hunter
Post by: bjrogg on June 15, 2019, 04:34:23 am
Awesome 1442. Can you show pictures looking down base towards point? I'm thinking those have to be so thin. :)
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Allibates buffalo hunter
Post by: Hawkdancer on June 15, 2019, 11:08:31 am
Plus 2 on BJ's comment
Hawkdancer
Title: Re: Allibates buffalo hunter
Post by: 1442 on June 15, 2019, 08:26:04 pm
heres a base end shot and the second pic is a point end shot
Title: Re: Allibates buffalo hunter
Post by: JEB on June 17, 2019, 07:03:37 pm
Great job on that allibates.
Title: Re: Allibates buffalo hunter
Post by: 1442 on June 17, 2019, 11:11:22 pm
thanks Jeb
Title: Re: Allibates buffalo hunter
Post by: bjrogg on June 18, 2019, 03:26:26 am
Thanks 1442.
Bjrogg
Awesome
Title: Re: Allibates buffalo hunter
Post by: Tower on June 18, 2019, 07:41:47 am
Beautiful point
Would you happen to have a close up pic of the nipple before itís fluted?
Title: Re: Allibates buffalo hunter
Post by: 1442 on June 18, 2019, 10:42:45 pm
Thanks Tower
I didn't get pics of this one but heres some pics of a couple others.
first point shows some good views and second point shows some good different views.
Title: Re: Allibates buffalo hunter
Post by: 1442 on June 18, 2019, 10:43:59 pm
second flute of first point
Title: Re: Allibates buffalo hunter
Post by: 1442 on June 18, 2019, 10:46:00 pm
point#2 this shows the nipple face and the relief flakes on back side of nipple a little better
Title: Re: Allibates buffalo hunter
Post by: 1442 on June 18, 2019, 10:48:57 pm
point#2 flute#2
The flute traveled well but it lost a ear
I drew up a diagram to help explain
Title: Re: Allibates buffalo hunter
Post by: Tower on June 19, 2019, 09:44:57 pm
Thank you very helpful & great illustration
Title: Re: Allibates buffalo hunter
Post by: bogman on June 29, 2019, 11:30:11 am
1442, You certainly have fluting down pretty good with beautiful work! Thank you also for the jig illustration!
Title: Re: Allibates buffalo hunter
Post by: Tower on July 05, 2019, 06:47:39 am
Have you ever tried fluting using axial compression ?
Iíve seen it done a Wolfe was times & have experimented with it a lil.  I want to try it more.  I just donít like snapping points in half.
Title: Re: Allibates buffalo hunter
Post by: 1442 on July 06, 2019, 07:38:54 am
Thanks Bogman,
Tower, I have not tried axial pressure flutes,  I think about it a lot and really need to try it. Speshly on the shorter folsum types.

Snapping points is my speshLT. I'm pretty good at it. :o
Snapped points can be reworked to look like unsnapped points usually.
What I hate is to get a full length flute on one side and a 1/3rd length flute on the other side.