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Offline mullet

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Re: knappin'
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2008, 07:29:39 pm »
  David ,like Steve said, porcelan is good to learn on. And the plus side of geting cut with glass and Obsidean is it is easy to fix with super glue and leaves only a cute scar. ;)
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Offline david w.

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Re: knappin'
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2008, 07:55:08 pm »
O MY GOSH
MY DAD HAS FLINTKNAPPED.  HE TOLD ME WHEN WE WERE MAKING THE COPPER BOPPER. THIS HAS MADE MY DAY> HE SAID HE STOPPED BECAUSE OF OTHERS THINGS LIKE GUN BUILDING AND WOODCARVING.  HE SAID HE WASNT ANY GOOD BUT I AM EXCITED. 


i got started on a bifacial serpentine edge. i only have 2 flakes off but it looks good! i am excited!!!! ;D
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Offline Otoe Bow

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Re: knappin'
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2008, 08:51:07 pm »
Old toilet....cool.  Who knew? :o

That just opened up a whole new world.   ;D 

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Offline Hillbilly

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Re: knappin'
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2008, 08:53:39 pm »
Good looking points, Twistedlimbs. Nothing at all wrong with antler pressure flakers, just harder to come by for some people than a piece of copper wire. I do all my percussion with stone, antler, or wood. I often use antler tines for pressure flaking, too-but also frequently use copper pressure flakers just because I'm lazy and the copper doesn't need sharpening as often. Here's some johnstone (toilet tank) points- toiletite isn't primo material, but it knaps pretty good:  ;D

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Offline david w.

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Re: knappin'
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2008, 09:51:38 pm »
nice points Hillbilly

i started on johnstone but glass seemed to knapp easier. I started on glass and i was doing great i had a nive shaped point but there was a ton of glass around it so i tried to reduce it with a rock. But i broke it so i just kept going and now it looks better than it did.  It is done for all pratical purposes i just want to take more flakes across for it to look better.

I am soo so proud of this. it turned out way past my expectations. i love it. i think i found a talent ;D

i also pricked myself froma shard but it was tiny barely any blood but no pain no gain ;) 

pictures will be up tomorrow

this was with clear glass but i think  amber glass looks better so i will use that next time :)
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Re: knappin'
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2008, 09:13:45 pm »
ANOTHER GOOD PRESSURE FLAKING TOOL CAN BE MADE BY DRIVING A 16 PENNY NAIL INTO ABOUT A 4 INCH SECTION OF HARDWOOD HANDLE. ACTUALLY WORKS REALLY WELL FOR NOTCHING ALSO.
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Re: knappin'
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2008, 08:40:25 pm »
i use an awl for pushing through hides too. it has a small point.
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