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Offline 1442

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One sided gravel
« on: January 01, 2019, 08:51:01 pm »
ere's two pieces of gravel I worked on.
They both had issues that required to be worked to one side and where pretty tough material but I enjoyed every flake.
Over the summer I had a broke collar bone and hurt wrists and couldn't knap for a while and I'm just now getting my percussion swing back to where I'm comfortable and semi confident doing it.

I also got to hit the gravel pile at the landscape supply and brought home a few more pieces.

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Re: One sided gravel
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2019, 08:52:44 pm »
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Offline 1442

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Re: One sided gravel
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2019, 08:55:50 pm »
here you can see that I put a strong bevel down each side and will swap from direct to indirect to get the cortex off the second side

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Re: One sided gravel
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2019, 08:57:42 pm »
then finished it with pressure

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Re: One sided gravel
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2019, 09:04:59 pm »
here's #2

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Re: One sided gravel
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2019, 09:07:49 pm »
see that one side looks pretty good

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Re: One sided gravel
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2019, 09:10:20 pm »
I used indirect on the last side again then pressure flaked and notched it

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Re: One sided gravel
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2019, 09:12:30 pm »
I'm gonna post this little one in here too while I'm posting.

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Re: One sided gravel
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2019, 09:14:09 pm »
even this baby gravel had two major cracks that cause me to loose size on it

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Re: One sided gravel
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2019, 09:15:10 pm »
oops! forgot the pics

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Re: One sided gravel
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2019, 05:07:24 am »
Very impressive 1442. That looks like some very challenging stuff you wrangled those points out of.
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Re: One sided gravel
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2019, 08:54:25 am »
Friends don't let friends knap landscape rock, lol. BJ that rock is in front of every restaurant in San Antonio. I would pick one up and Chris would make me put it back. Kudos to 1442 for making nice points and blades out of that stuff.

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Re: One sided gravel
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2019, 06:32:10 pm »
Thanks
The texture looks horrible in pictures but these pieces flake pretty good once you get below the cracks.
I'm fixin to go out and knap a little bit and I will do something other than gravel for a change, maybe.

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Re: One sided gravel
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2019, 06:27:52 pm »
You’ve still got it.   I have one of your trade points.  I turned  it sideways once & it disappeared .
 Love seeing what you can do too that bull gravel.
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Re: One sided gravel
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2019, 11:10:53 pm »
Thanks a lot y'all. This is having fun to me, and stopping to take pictures really helps me to knap better than if I just sit down and knap too fast.

Tower,
I think you are referring to a brownish colored triangle shaped blade that I just kept working on with indirect percussion on a 3/8" copper rod until there just wasn't much left of it. I expected it to break with every hit towards the end but it never did.
I even videoed the making of that blade from start to finish and was gonna put it on you tube but have held off until I learn to edit out a lot of boring time spent beveling the edges and stuff. The video is like at least an hour and a half and I did a lot of talking about what I was doing too that sounds not to good.