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Offline 1442

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a thin and ugly, that's kind of thin
« on: March 07, 2019, 07:41:43 pm »
This is a few pics of a Texas tab I worked tonight.
I used indirect for the final thinning pass
turned out not as big or thin as I was hoping for

here's the rock and the first four flakes

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Re: a thin and ugly, that's kind of thin
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2019, 07:44:38 pm »
heres the direct percussion preform the I switched to indirect with a 3/8" copper rod

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Re: a thin and ugly, that's kind of thin
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2019, 07:45:44 pm »
couple more

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Re: a thin and ugly, that's kind of thin
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2019, 08:32:53 pm »
Holy carp! Teach me master! For real, we gadda hang out.
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Offline JEB

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Re: a thin and ugly, that's kind of thin
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2019, 02:30:41 am »
Great work, AGAIN. You sure can work those tabs.

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Re: a thin and ugly, that's kind of thin
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2019, 02:34:55 am »
Now that’s SWEET!!
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Offline Parnell

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Re: a thin and ugly, that's kind of thin
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2019, 02:46:02 am »
Oh man, that picture of it in the light...a real beauty.
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Offline Deerhunter21

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Re: a thin and ugly, that's kind of thin
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2019, 03:49:05 am »
And I quote "that my friend... will kill."  ;D
Man that's amazing! I'm going to try to start flintknapping with bottles and broken toilet bowls! hope I will be able to make something like that someday!
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Offline 1442

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Re: a thin and ugly, that's kind of thin
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2019, 09:44:33 pm »
Thanks for all the compelments,
Sleek, I would love to hang out wid ya. I think you would be a real good knapper cause you make bows with a k bar knife, and there are similarities to the process kind of, and you like to push the limits too it seems, so you got it.

Deerhunter 21,
You can do it. I started with bottle bottoms, and toilets and stuff. Toilets are good practice to learn your swing and angles, but it is notoriously hard to make a clean point without step fractures from it. It's good to hit it and hit it and hit it though, then hit some more of it, even if you don't make anything but flakes it's good practice.

MAIN THING is:
Develop good techniques that limit the stresses put on your body like using your legs to apply force when pressure flaking and brace the wrists with your legs too. Follow through and don't try to stop the bopper when percussion knapping is another very important part of technique to reduce stress and avoid injury to muscles and joints.

I just wanted to throw that out there cause I think it's  m portant.

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Re: a thin and ugly, that's kind of thin
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2019, 04:46:39 am »
That thing is so ugly 1442. I think I should take that one off your hands.
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Re: a thin and ugly, that's kind of thin
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2019, 09:52:03 pm »
bjrogg  FOR REAL!
You would do that for me! :)

Send me your address and you can have it.
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Offline vinemaplebows

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Re: a thin and ugly, that's kind of thin
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2019, 06:03:18 pm »
Very nice! Nice material.
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Re: a thin and ugly, that's kind of thin
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2019, 04:35:11 pm »
Thanks Terry. It doesn't look nearly as ugly in person. It sure is sharp. I wish I could post pictures now but Photobucket locked me out. You do very nice work and I have a special place for them.
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Offline 1442

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Re: a thin and ugly, that's kind of thin
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2019, 07:50:00 pm »
You're welcome bjrogg.
I'd like to direct percussion photobucket into a preform and flute off all the bad ideas they've implemented lately.
Like taking the crapoffaturd to remove the stink, probably can't flute that big.

Hope you get it worked out.

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Re: a thin and ugly, that's kind of thin
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2019, 05:55:48 am »
Bjrogg...I'd carry a used KFC spork to a gunfight against you for a chance to get that blade!

1442, I love your posts because of the beautiful symmetry of your work.  And thanks for the way your posts are always encouraging other rock knockers. 
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