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Offline twistedlimbs

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some new glass points
« on: February 04, 2008, 01:47:25 pm »
i was doin some squirrel hunting with my bow the other day but the squirrels werent movin so i did some exploring and found an old homstead and scooped up some glass from a mirror, tv sceen and a toilet tank.
        now i have knapped chert, obs, dacite, noviculite....etc  and i know you can knap al the glass stuff but i never did any of it, mainly because non ever just fell into my lap. well i took some pieces home and played with them a bit  here is what i came up with

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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2008, 02:14:00 pm »
Good!
I have made just 2...

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Offline billy

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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2008, 04:04:23 pm »
Those points are awesome looking!!  Ya'll make my work look like a drunk orangutan....hahahaha.  Post more pics...I love pics!!
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Offline david w.

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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2008, 04:25:40 pm »
Those are really really good.  i hope mine are like that someday
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Offline Kegan

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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2008, 04:35:37 pm »
Holy cow- that procelin point looks absolutley amazing! Excellent work man :)!

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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2008, 05:52:36 pm »
Good looking points.
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Offline twistedlimbs

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Re: some new glass points
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2008, 06:04:49 pm »
thanks guys, the glass on the bottom right is actually the best outa the 3 for sure. its got good flakes all the way to center and nice'n thin and SHARP.  its a shame that glass doesnt show detail well in pictures.   i got some more from the same place today so i am goin to hopefully knock out another tonight, so i'll take pictures of that too if i get around to it.

David w.- I was following along with you misfortune with the glass and your hand. Frmo what i gathered you folks said no more knappin?  if so thats a shame cuz with a little practice you could be there soon enough. how old are you now? perhaps soon enough they will let you give it another try.
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Offline david w.

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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2008, 07:05:12 pm »
im 14 and yer right no more knappin. maybe with kevlar gloves but not soon maybe ina few months or next year at the soonest.  i really enjoyed it.

The wine bottle i was working on was SOO sharp i couldnt believe it.  I never once felt the cut.  It could easily kill a deer
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Offline twistedlimbs

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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2008, 07:11:21 pm »
yeah your young still, you have plenty of time to learn. once it cools off a bit, get a piece of toiler tank and show them that its not real sharp (compared to glass) they may let you work with that
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Offline twistedlimbs

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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2008, 08:26:30 pm »
as promised, another glass point. for what its worth anyway. it turned out extremely nice. good flakes across and scary sharp, ofcourse the camera doesnt show these nice traits.....the hershey's kiss is all i had on hand for scale..lol

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Offline huntertrapper

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« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2008, 08:38:01 pm »
ha. i like your scale. :) oh yeah the point too. ;D
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Offline david w.

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« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2008, 12:49:18 pm »
My mom was in an extremely good mood because i got a partial scholarship to the highschool i will be attending next year.

I convinced my mom to let me knap porcelin.
So i can knap again i just have to wear gloves and i cant do it when i am home alone :)

your points are very very nice
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Offline Electricfrontporch

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« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2008, 07:16:40 pm »
i am just starting to learn how to knap.  i am starting with glass as i have heard its easier  than stone and its free. there isnt alot of flint in florida .  How does porcelain rate. is it just ornamental or could ou use it to hunt?    Noah
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Offline david w.

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« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2008, 07:29:38 pm »
i am not sure i think porcelin would be fine target/small game point but i dont think it would be a very good big game point
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Offline twistedlimbs

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« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2008, 07:30:09 pm »
i would certainly say that glass easier, i am in FL too and very rarly come across and natural flints, so i am forces to buy most of it. but glass and porcelain are free. glass makes a very sharp head and will suffice for hunting, porcelain, can too, but its more difficult to knpa and really have to concenrate to get good flakes to center to get it sharp enough- Ryan
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