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Offline jamie

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Re: Ideas for next months point
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2009, 04:10:40 am »
or just send the pieces to billy for birds  ;D
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Re: Ideas for next months point
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2009, 05:20:49 am »
Cowboy, Those are some bad looking hands. I see a lot of old scars and enough new cuts that I figure you're a couple of quarts low on blood.  Nice point, even if it did snap on you. Praise superglue.

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Re: Ideas for next months point
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2009, 08:31:40 am »
Hey Jamie,

I don't know if I have a favorite point type.   I like those Columbia River arrow points and Gunther barbed points with the long barbs, but I don't have a favorite. 
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Re: Ideas for next months point
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2009, 07:21:54 pm »
Spent some time this weekend working on points.  Here's a couple clovis types I knocked out.  The larger one is made from Georgetown and the smaller one is heat treated Edwards chert.  I used an elk antler billet for 95% of the knapping....and a copper pressure flaker for cheating...uh,...I mean trouble spots. ;D





I think they might be a little thick?  I don't have any pictures of the side view of the originals.
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Re: Ideas for next months point
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2009, 09:53:38 pm »
Lookin good Patrick!
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Offline chessieboy

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Re: Ideas for next months point
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2009, 01:51:35 pm »
This was the first point that I tried to replicate.  All the others were just triangular, something with an edge that may take game.  I see after reviewing that I need to concave the base.  If you look closely you may be able to see the number 1 and 2 on each side. They represent the order of the sides that I fluted.  The first seemed good.  The second I really made sure was WAY below center line hoping that it wouldn't snap but and the result is the small flute. Any other comments please let me know.

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Offline redwasp

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Re: Ideas for next months point
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2009, 05:25:52 pm »
If I get the peroria in the mail I'll try this challange but I have tried with obsidian and broke them all (4-5) just made me respect the talent of old even more. Not that I'm ant good but you would think I would make at least one. If I ever do it will go in a case.
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Re: Ideas for next months point
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2009, 06:14:40 pm »
Well, at least ya got one made without it breakin Bill ;D. Looks like the challenge has already started ::).
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Offline Timo

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Re: Ideas for next months point
« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2009, 09:49:18 pm »
Look perty good to me. Just need to study some pics to get the shape a lil closer.

yea  Paul I rekon the game is on now, I guess we should announce it?

I worked down a piece of basalt tonight.Not sure if I like the stuff or not? ??? Got one good flute then miss hit the second one, and cussed. >:(

Offline jamie

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Re: Ideas for next months point
« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2009, 04:48:10 am »
tim your talking about the south western basalt right, not the nasty connecticut stuff. do you know where to get the southwestern stuff, cause i really like that stuff.
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Re: Ideas for next months point
« Reply #25 on: May 29, 2009, 05:05:48 am »
Yea jamie, It was the sw stuff, I got ii from Pebblepimp over on PP,we did some trading at Osage knappin. He told me that there were truck loads of the stuff down there.

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Re: Ideas for next months point
« Reply #26 on: May 29, 2009, 10:03:55 am »
I think so Tim - kinda jumpin the gun a couple of days but everybody's really gettin fired up for this one, aughta be good ;D. I'll get a thread going here in a minute.
 I'm still struggling with that second flute - did it three more times this am. Didn't break anything in half but just absolutley crushed the second one. Need to cool off and try again, darnit :D.
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Re: Ideas for next months point
« Reply #27 on: May 29, 2009, 01:37:25 pm »
You guys are missing the beauty of an internet based point picture contest.  No one's going to see the "second" flute.   >:D

I may just stand a chance.   ;D

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Re: Ideas for next months point
« Reply #28 on: May 29, 2009, 02:01:43 pm »
Folsom! Prison...that is!!!
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