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Offline Marvin Campbell

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Starting to figure out some basics
« on: April 11, 2008, 10:43:31 pm »
I haven't been knapping long.  Earlier I had been making some small rocks out of bigger ones, and occasionally making an arrowhead out of flakes.  Recently I have been watching some videos on youtube and now I am actually learning some of the basics.

Here are a few pic's.



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Offline Otoe Bow

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Re: Starting to figure out some basics
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2008, 01:07:12 am »
Basics?!   ???  Those look pretty professional to me.  Great job. 

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Offline El Destructo

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Re: Starting to figure out some basics
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2008, 01:30:37 am »
I think that they look really fine....I cant Knapp for crap....every Arrow Head I have tried has broke so far....but I am learning from all of my Mistakes too!!
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Offline david w.

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Re: Starting to figure out some basics
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2008, 01:32:40 am »
wow those look great!  are you really  a begginer? ;D
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Re: Starting to figure out some basics
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2008, 01:41:34 am »
Mr. Campbell,
How long is the blade on the knife with the antler "crown" handle?
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Offline Mike_A

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Re: Starting to figure out some basics
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2008, 02:43:37 am »
Not been knappin long and that's the best you can do. You better send them to me and I'll get rid of them for you.  ;D ;D ;D Mike
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Offline flecha

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Re: Starting to figure out some basics
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2008, 12:02:56 pm »
Wow!!! That's some very nice work.   Many of us wish we could learn as fast as you have.  Keep it up.
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Offline Marvin Campbell

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Re: Starting to figure out some basics
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2008, 12:03:21 pm »
Thanks for the comments. :D   The blade on the obsidian knife in the top pic is 3 1/4 inches.  The smaller dacite knife blade is 2 1/4 inches.  The dacite point on the lower left is 3 1/4 inches.  I have been trying to learn to knap for several months, youtube is great for information.  

This series of videos is on knapping slabs.  Watched these a lot before I started making points from 1/4 inch glass.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=z1Yl1_JRCh0

This series of videos is on isolated platforms.  I was getting some pretty bad step terminations before I watched these.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=rm5XCQ7W364

Another series of videos that is good using only abo tools.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkoIEIi2Lrg

I have been reading a lot of the posts on here and checking out everyone elses work.  There are really some good knappers on here.

Offline cowboy

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Re: Starting to figure out some basics
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2008, 12:21:30 pm »
Those look great Marvin - you are well on your way :).
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Offline Wolf Watcher

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Re: Starting to figure out some basics
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2008, 12:32:02 pm »
Great job!  Looks like your hooked on knappen!  Watcher
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Offline huntertrapper

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Re: Starting to figure out some basics
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2008, 01:20:38 pm »
wow. those are awesome. are the four on the far right glass?
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Re: Starting to figure out some basics
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2008, 04:27:36 pm »
Nice work!
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Offline Marvin Campbell

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Re: Starting to figure out some basics
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2008, 04:29:46 pm »
Thanks

Yeah the four on the lower right are made from 1/4 inch thick glass......good to practice pressure flaking with.